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Old 01-15-2018, 10:51 PM
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What AR pre did you compare? I agree, balanced is preferred. Not sure why PL choose SE and that is a serious deterant for me and yet I’m still intrigued. I like the idea of twin tube rectification.
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LS28 Ref5SE Ref6
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Well, that about covers it. Are you an AR dealer?

I have the LS27 ... what is your view of LS27 vs LS28? I've read conflicting opinions here.

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Nice stuff, I just think that Rogue is a better value and it's made here !
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Well, that about covers it. Are you an AR dealer?

I have the LS27 ... what is your view of LS27 vs LS28? I've read conflicting opinions here.


I am working for a store now which does sell AR. BUT I also get access to PS Audio and PrimaLuna

I bought the Ref5 and Ref5SE before I started working for the store FWIW. Back when I was working crazy hours as a project manager and getting paid for it these days the money isnít so good but it is a great semi retirement job.

Iíve heard the LS27 and it sounded OK but didnít really wow me the way the Ref5SE did. The LS28 - now thatís the one that shocked me. I did a lot of ABs and it was honestly tough telling the difference between that and the 5SE. I like to think the 5SE sounded better. But that could be my ego talking

You definitely should consider the PS Audio BHK Preamp in the mix as well if you are looking at the LS28 price range. A slightly different flavor but Class leading in its own way.

For the record, I donít sell Ayre - but its implementation of volume control in the KXR is IMHO the best in the world. I would get that if I didnít want a tube preamp.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:33 PM
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I am working for a store now which does sell AR. BUT I also get access to PS Audio and PrimaLuna

I bought the Ref5 and Ref5SE before I started working for the store FWIW. Back when I was working crazy hours as a project manager and getting paid for it these days the money isnít so good but it is a great semi retirement job.

Iíve heard the LS27 and it sounded OK but didnít really wow me the way the Ref5SE did. The LS28 - now thatís the one that shocked me. I did a lot of ABs and it was honestly tough telling the difference between that and the 5SE. I like to think the 5SE sounded better. But that could be my ego talking

You definitely should consider the PS Audio BHK Preamp in the mix as well if you are looking at the LS28 price range. A slightly different flavor but Class leading in its own way.

For the record, I donít sell Ayre - but its implementation of volume control in the KXR is IMHO the best in the world. I would get that if I didnít want a tube preamp.
Thanks man. I was just kidding around about being a dealer since you had compared so many high end AR preamps. Iíve heard some say that the 6H30 tubes used by AR are a little on the lean sounding side. If you had to choose between the LS27 and the PL, which way would you go? Donít know why but Iím really liking the PLís dual mono layout with tube rectification.

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