Audio Research LS 25 mk. 2 Line Stage Preamplifier

Audio Research LS 25 mk. 2 Line Stage Preamplifier

"Big Brother" is a great music maker. It has great precision when tracking any complex audio signal, is even more powerful and dynamic than the LS16, and most importantly, is very enjoyable over the long haul. The quality of see-through transparency in the treble range puts this preamp into "10 LP" territory.

It drives either a Jag or Lexus, or even a Hummer, as the music requires. I was sorry to see the review period come to an end, and seriously considered keeping the LS25-2 around. However, the non-commercial nature of 10 Audio has some drawbacks in this area. Next time I need a capable, high performance line stage, I'll look here first.

Overall Rating: 9.5 LPs