KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Audio Research LS25 Preamplifier (Pre-owned)

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned

Original RRP - £5,000 / Our Price - SOLD

This is a pre-owned item which was traded in by one of our customers. It is in very good condition for its age with just a couple of small marks on one handle. We have the original packaging, remote, manual and mains cable. Remote can be temperamental. Volume down doesn't work.

This is a nice piece of vintage Audio Research. These items are extremely well regarded and often sought after. 

Home Theatre Review once said of the LS25 - "With the LS25, I was struck first by the way it conveyed all of the textures in male voices, at the same time imparting the crystal clarity of a counterpoint in the form of a female vocalist. Assorted duets (think: Ella and Stachmo) conduct this test with unerring focus, far easier than moving from a Willy De Ville to an Emmylou Harris recording, for example, both of which are likely to have completely different sonic traits imparted at the recording stage.

Not only did the LS25 juggle successfully the juxtaposed textures, it maintained the spaces, the positioning and the air around the performers. Every little vocal tic came through clearly, with sibilance sounding lifelike rather than reptilian. And when it came to conveying sheer majesty, the power scale available from the LS25 made Ryko's soundtrack of seem positively, uh, devout.

What this unit gives up to the Ref 1 is impossible for me to quantify, for at no time did I suffer the sort of pangs of deprivation which accompany the reviewing of a lesser item. It was not like following a Krell KAV300i with a NAD 3020 descendant, or listening to some undistinguished Britbox after a bout with the SLAMMs. Rather, the LS25 is to the Ref 1 what Sevruga is to Beluga: both so damned good that you couldn't care less about forming a pecking order."

Demonstrations are available. 

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned range

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