This is a preamp that looks and sounds the part of a high end preamp. In our opinion, the Premier 16LS S2 sounds almost as delicious as the state of the art ART preamp but at a fraction of the price. It utilizes six 6922 tubes instead of ten found in the ART and is housed in a single chassis versus two. Vocals were particularly holographic with a very well placed image. Mids were exemplary with a richness that has become a CJ hallmark and the ever so sweet highs that a solid state preamp cannot replicate.
Cosmetically, the preamp is in great shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Original box, remote and manual included.