Best preamp for $4-5K used?

Anyone have an opinion between the CJ 16LS, ARC Ref 1, BAT 50SE, Blue Circle Galatea, and the CAT Ultimate? Are these all so good that they sound similar? Anyone been lucky enough to own more than one of these to compare?

Showing 1 response by lovescotch

Don't know any of the units you've listed, but consider the Levinson 380S. IMHO superb in every way and available used in your stated price range.