Conrad Johnson, PV-5 Tube Preamp - Classic HiEnd

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What to know about the Conrad-Johnson PV5?

The sophisticated circuitry allowed the PV5 to outperform preamps nearly three times it price. The PV5 was the personal choice as a reference preamp for many audio reviewers at the time! Low noise mil-spec resistors and polypropylene capacitors were used throughout the PV5 and the famous “CJD” polystyrene capacitors were used throughout the signal path. Their wide bandwidth and low sonic “memory” permitted precise attack and decay of musical transients. RIAA phono equalization was set with 1% tolerance parts &  fully burned-in vacuum tubes were used in the PV5 here for testing purposes and the results were/are nothing short of jaw-dropping. We beat this drum loud and often but, Richard K knows a winner when he hears it. This full featured preamp graces many a setup down there in CT. We totally get why. This Con Jon is perfect in its simplicity of design and like all Dick's pieces, flawless in presentation both musically and visually. 


Phono Stage 41.5 dB (phono overload 500 mV at 1kHz)
Line Stage: 28.5 dB
Distortion: less than .05% THD or IMD
Response: bandpass 2Hz to more than 100kHz
RIAA Equalization: +/- .25 dB (20 to 20 kHz)
S/N Ratio:
Phono Stage 72 dB below 10 mv input
Line Stage: 84 dB below 2.5 volt output
Phase: Line Stage phase correct, Phono Stage phase correct
Dimensions: 16″ X 3″ x 10″

Demos are always welcome & encouraged here at the Lawrence shop or hit the buy now button and do so with every confidence. 

Conrad Johnson, PV-5 Tube Preamp: $1399.00 + shipping and sales tax when applicable