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Conrad-Johnson PF1
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  1395.00
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Overall Rating:5
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Submitted by TomH a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2012

Bottom Line:   
This is the first solid state preamp to bear the Conrad Johnson name. I own a Conrad Johnson PV5 as well.

First of all, the construction and part quality is top tier. The preamp has no electrolytic capacitors period. As such the performance of the preamp really should not degrade over time.

This preamp is extremely quiet. The phono stage is top tier with great dynamics and very low noise. The preamp has a very transparent, uncolored sound. The soundstage is wide and deep and music is produced with lots of transparency with no brittleness. Compared to the PV5, this preamp is accurate with far less bloom to the music. To put it another way, the PV5 has a bigger than life, liquid sound which is extremely satisfying. The PF 1 has a very neutral transparent, sound which makes the stereo electronics disappear.

Highly recommended.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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