For your consideration, we have a fine example of a Conrad Johnson PV10A Preamplifier with a highly desirable phono stage. We are always seeking out CJ gear as all of their units are top shelf, and are a pleasure to work on. We took this unit in on a trade and did a full service on the unit. We replaced several resistors with audio grade mil spec ones in the line stage section, and polystyrene caps that needed to be replaced. All pots and switches were cleaned and then treated with Deoxit F5 and D5 respectively. A physical detail of the unit was done inside and out including cleaning all RCA jacks and treating with Deoxit Gold G100, and cleaning all tube sockets. All the tubes were tested on our Amplitrex AT100 tube tester. They all tested strong, and have plenty of life left in them. After servicing the unit, we ran a sign wave through it to visually see on a scope if both channels were clean, which they were. The PV10 then went into our demo space where we ran it for a week in our house system. We used all the line inputs as well as several hours playing vinyl using the phono stage. My first foray into HiFi, and what got me hooked was a purchase of a PV10, so I am very familiar with this unit. While there are many great brands out there, CJ jus has the sound that I always come back to. This unit is set up for another 30 years of enjoyment.
Physically the unit is in very good condition. The faceplate, knobs and switches are all in excellent condition with no noticeable blemishes. There are some light scratches and blemishes on the top shroud of the unit, and the bottom, as seen in the pictures. The back, and sides are in very good shape.
We prefer to pull all the tubes prior to shipping. Each tube will be boxed and labeled with its location, so the new owner should have no problem installing them. We will provide a diagram and can walk through the process over the phone if need be. The PV10 will ship in its original box, and will be double boxed for added protection, and to help preserve the original one.