The Premier 17LS MK.II is the swan song model to a highly successful 3 model range that started with the Premier 17 which led to the Premier 17LS and now in its final curtain call, the Premier 17LS MK.II. For many owners of the Premier 17LS MK.II, this was like the more affordable ART and Premier 16LS preamp with a few concessions. But as the swan song model, Conrad Johnson is using Teflon caps, amongst other premium parts in the Premier 17LS MK.II which really distinguishes it from its other 17LS siblings. Sonically, there is the same old familiarity to the CJ sound but faster, better resolution and smoother transient response. It is warm but not overly so where music becomes thick and muddy. All in all, a very good preamp that deserves its place in a top notch system.
Preamp has been very well cared for by its previous owner which partnered this with the Premier 140 power amp (also for sale in a separate listing). Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original box, manual and remote and will securely pack this for safe shipping.