The CT-5 may be the more affordable sibling in CJ’s preamp lineup when compared to its other more prestigious siblings like the ART2 and ACT2. But in terms of sound quality, it possess the same DNA. Splendid highs and mids that are sweet but lucidly clear and a bottom end that brings some impressive punches to round up its musicality. You would need to really nitpick to point out the differences between the ACT2 and it. And at thousands of dollars cheaper, the CT-5 is definitely the better buy. The ART2 is better sounding among the trio but it also cost a whole lot more!
Cosmetically, it is in pretty nice condition. Minor scuff marks here and there and a bit of wear on some of the labels on the remote but nothing major. One owner from new. We have the original remote and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.