choice of pre amp

want to buy a used tube pre amp between $2500 $ $4000. So far I have heard good things about the Calypso,ARC LS26,CJ 16LS, and Lamm LL Deluxe. I know that the ls 26 is a bit more but would consider. All opinions would be appreciated.


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My Calypso replaced a CJ Premier 17LS2 (the model with teflon caps) and I couldn't be happier. The CJ was a fine preamp but the Calypso is a revelation. I frankly bought it because it offered polarity switching via the remote (I was tired of switching speaker cables), but that proved to be just icing on the cake. Dave