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Conrad Johnson PV10B Tube preamp with Phono - $1,100 (Rockaway Park)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Conrad Johnson
model name / number: PV10B
I'm the second owner and I only buy things if they are mint; it looked new when I bought it and it still looks new. It has seen very little use (I moved a few times and life got in the way). I used this as a preamp and I used the phono stage (which is great for the price). And, it has a Tape Monitor button if you can't live without tone controls (I can't). From Conrad Johnson's site:
"The PV10B (with phono stage) offered refinements to the circuitry of the PV10A. Improvements included incorporating the line stage circuit of the PV12A that eliminated local feedback from the voltage gain stage. The PV10B also featured the addition of “bypass” capacitors in parallel with critical power supply and audio circuit capacitors, and upgrading several resistors in the power supplies. Both the phono and line stages continued to be zero feedback design. The phono section uses two triode amplifiers separated by a passive RIAA equalization network."

This is an excellent vintage preamp if you want that classic CJ sound. The phono section is designed for MM cartridges but can be modified (according to the included manual) to accept Moving Coil carts. I didn't mess with anything inside, though.
I have the original box, but I'd prefer a local (NYC) sale. If you want to pay for shipping, it will be double-boxed.

I'm also selling my CJ Classic 60SE tube amp (with a few upgrades). There's a separate ad for that. Possible deal if you want both.

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