Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS – High End Stereo Equipment We Buy

McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.

What are the specs for the Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS?

26 dB
Maximum Output:
15 V rms
Hum and Noise:
100 dB below 2.5 V output
Distortion at 1.0V output:
less than .1% THD or IMD
inverts phase of all inputs at main output
Output Impedance:
less than 850 ohms
19W | 3.315H | 15.25D inches
21 lbs.

What else to know about the Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS?

"The Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS is a superb preamplifier, and one of the very best I have ever used. It did a beautiful job of reproducing the tonal richness and subtleties of live music. Its resolution of detail was excellent, and it re-created performers and their surrounding ambient environments with a three-dimensional, nearly holographic solidity. It might have been slightly soft at the frequency extremes and a bit sweeter than reality, and though its dynamics were precise and clean, they were perhaps a bit less powerful than those of some other units.

But the reality was that, once the lights went down and the music came up, everything—strengths, weaknesses, audiophile criteria, reviewer nitpicking, even my long-held paradigms—it all vanished, leaving only the music. The Premier 17LS is very highly recommended." - Stereophile, Damkroger

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