I'm using a Premier 3 with an Audio Research D-115 mk II amp, Cary 303 CD player, and Pass Aleph Ono with a Roksan Xerxes/Artemiz/Shiraz combination and Fulton P22 speakers. Can anyone suggest a tube preamp with remote control to use instead of the C-J? Would the BAT VK-5i or Rogue 99 offer similar sonic qualities to the Premier? I've tried the Audio Research LS2 and LS7, but I prefer the Premier's more robust sound. I'm not keen on the newer ARC preamps like the LS15 and LS16. Upper limit about $2000 used. Thanks.
I have to agree with Vayasteve, i will never get rid of my Premier 3, maybe, only maybe, Conrad Johnson could incorporate a remote system, i've thought of calling them to find out, but i would not want to muck up the sound in any way.