Preamplifiers

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$3,995.00 $5,000.00  
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Demo unit that's like-new with regular warranty! Call Upscale Audio today! Calypso line stage — the ultimate in combination with our Rhea phono stage, dedicating separate power supplies and chassis for line and phono functions. Ideal for audio or home cinema systems using only line...

$2,899.00 $5,000.00  
Aesthetix Calypso (used) - Serial #3892. Silver faceplate & black chassis.  There's a very tiny blem on the top edge of the faceplate, that we could not get to show up in pictures, but it's there if you look really hard.  Excellent tubed linestage with both RCA and XLR inputs and...
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$2,799.00 $5,000.00  
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Aesthetix Calypso (used) - Serial #2453. Silver faceplate & black chassis.  Excellent tubed linestage with both RCA and XLR inputs and outputs.  Tubes test strong. Comes with a pair of Amperex 7308. Comes with original box, remote, and owner's manual.  Traded in towards a...

$899.00  
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Aragon Aurum Preamplifier (used) -  Serial #034601.  I'm not completely sure what I would call the color of the faceplate, perhaps Gunmetal Grey is the best description. Preamp is in excellent condition for its age, only a small nick on the top, right rear of the chassis....

$2,499.00 $3,500.00  
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Audible Illusions Modulus 3B (used) - Serial #M32140202.  Black faceplate & chassis.  Preamp is in excellent condition.  External power supply is ding-free... which is rare with small external power supplies! Has four vintage Russian 6H23P-EB tubes (6H23 Type 3). Has oringal...

$2,499.00 $5,495.00  
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Audio Research LS-25 Mk II (used) -  Serial #58201440. Silver faceplate with black chassis. Unit is in excellent condition. Original box, remote, and owner's manual included. Comes with a brand new pair of Platinum Graded Electro Harmonix gold pin 6H30 tubes.   Traded in towards a...

$3,195.00 $5,995.00  
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Audio Research LS26 (used) - Preamp is in excellent condition as you can see in the pictures.  It has tubes in it that are perfect, but we will also give you at no extra charge another set of Platinum Graded Gold Pin 6H30 that are Cryogenically treated so you are all set for years to...

$4,999.00 $9,000.00  
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Ayre K-1XE (used) – Original box and manual in excellent condition.   90 day Upscale Audio warranty.  This unit is actually a K-1XE w/phono. It was bought originally as a K-1X, and it was sent to the factory and became a K-1XE.  Ayre installed the $2000...

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Like new with full factory warranty! Unit has two-town black/silver faceplates. An opportunity like this doesn't come often, call Upscale Audio today!  The culmination of nearly two decades of design, the fully balanced REX II preamplifier represents the pinnacle of Balanced Audio...

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Like new with full factory warranty! Silver/black two-tone faceplate. Don't miss out call Upscale Audio today! With its new transformer-coupled outputs and superb user interface, the VK-33SE offers both extremely dynamic, transparent renditions of musical events and the industry’s...

$1,949.00 $3,495.00  
Balanced Audio Technology VK-3ix preamp (used) –  Serial #699. Great line-stage preamp that has two balanced inputs, three RCA inputs, as well as both balanced and RCA outputs. Read about it here. It uses four 6922 preamp tubes (better for you than those stinky 6H30 tubes) and a...
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$2,299.00 $3,500.00  
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So... why is it so cool? Uncle Kevin likes it because it has a whole slew of cool features: truly balanced circuitry, zero negative feedback, full function remote control, cinema bypass, and it uses 12AU7 tubes. We've got a ton of the coolest NOS 12AU7s available at prices that won't break...

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All right... we all know that the SLP 98 is rockin’. We know it’s one of Uncle Kevin’s fave preamps. But we can’t leave well enough alone... Our customers know that whenever possible, we try to get special features or options available to fine-tune your system to...

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All right... we all know that the SLP 98 is rockin’. We know it’s one of Uncle Kevin’s fave preamps. But we can’t leave well enough alone... Our customers know that whenever possible, we try to get special features or options available to fine-tune your system to...

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Cary Audio SLP 98P (used) - Serial #230524. Regular SLP 98P, not a Formula 1 version. Jaguar Carnival Red chassis with black faceplate. All-tube full function preamp with built-in tubed phonostage. Unit was recently re-tubed with four Electro Harmonix 6SN7s in the linestage, and NOS...

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Cary Audio SLP98P-MC F1 (open stock) - Serial #240582. Anthracite black chassis & silver faceplate. Take the Cary SLP-98P preamp, and add a dose of cool parts, then polish it off with the kewlest phono stage ever, and you got something that will make you giggle more than a 12 year old girl...
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