In need of Audio Research preamp recommendation


I have an Audio Research D400MKII amplifier driving Revel Gem speakers.
I'm looking for AR preamp recommendations for this system.
wpines
Checkout the Audio Research database www.arcdb.ws website for models and specifications. I have had over the years a LS-3, Ls-15, LS-16 LS-25MKII and a REF 1. All were good pieces. My favorite among the lot was the Ls-25MKII. It is very good piece and can be had for aournd $2,500 - $3,000 used.
What is your price range? It will be hard to give recommendation without that info.
$5,000 or less
In your price range, about the best you could do is the
LS-26 which is a dynamic preamp.
Having said that however, with that particular amp, I would recommend the LS-5 mkIII(which is an all balanced model)or the LS-25mkII.
Eee3, PLease explain "LS-25 which is a dynamic preamp".
Rrog,if you read again, I said that the LS-26 was a dynamic preamp not the LS-25. So, is your question referring to the LS-26?
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If you've got $5k to spend, another two or three hundred bucks will get you a Ref3. Outside of the Ref5 and the new 40th Anniversary model, the Ref3 is far and away better than anything else in the AR lineup.

The Ref3 is a game-changer.
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