This may have been an expensive tube preamp back in the day but at under $1,300 now, its quite a bargain. Its phono input alone would have save you several hundred dollars because you don’t need to go out and get a separate phono preamp that is of similar quality. But regardless whether you are just using its linestage or phono, the PV9 is a very sweet sounding preamp. There was a more forward presence than say the highly raved PV10 preamp. The soundstage was better defined, fuller and wider. Tube rollers will rejoice with this PV9 as it allows the user to switch and swap to your hearts delight. Tube complements are two 12AX7, three 5751 and two 5965 tubes. Careful pairing with an amp and speakers is advised as it can yield some very interesting result.
Cosmetically, the preamp is in very good condition. Some minor scuff marks but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping.