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For Sale Conrad Johnson PV-12A preamp with inbuilt Phonostage

Wharfedale Diamond 11 Series


Well-Known Member
Aug 4, 2006
Hi, selling my Conrad Johnson PV-12A tube preamp with in-built tube MM phonostage. This was one of their best preamps from the golden age of CJ. It comes with an outstanding MM phonostage. The phonostage is also all tube. Sonically the phonostage alone is as good as any good $2000 - $3000 phonostages available today and since it is integrated so the sound is very coherent. Overall it is a very quiet and musical preamp. Noise floor is non-existent. The tubes I have included are the ones that CJ recommended. It is the same tubes that CJ used while designing the preamp. I find it very balanced compared to some other NOS tubs I tried around.

Asking price - Rs.1.3 lakhs
Item location - Bangalore
Reason for sale - Gathering funds for another project

P.S I am also selling an EMT cartridge and SUT which goes very well with this preamp. It is another thread.

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