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Audio Research LS 17

Audio Research LS 17
alaScore 80

10 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Audio Research LS 17. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Audio Research LS 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: (

Audio Research LS17 Preamp Reviewed


Audio Research's $6000 line-only preamp delivers consummate performance with its 104-step volume control, two 6H30 twin triode tubes and hybrid JFET/tube output stage. With nearly all the detail retrieval and openness of the REF 3, the LS17 is a...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Binns (

The Audio Research LS17 Line-Stage and Ref 110 Power Amplifier


If any company has established a distinctive visual identity over the last thirty years or so it has to be Audio Research. Witness the fact that I still regularly use an SP 10 pre-amplifier dating from around 1986, yet sitting the LS17next to it I...

As is often the case, it was when I began to experiment a little with the individual units that I became more appear to be a mismatch. But in practice, the Ref 110 is a very special amplifier - and the 17 allows that quality to shine, which given the...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Paul Messenger (

Audio Research LS17 preamp and VS60 power amp review


We discover an affordable route into Audio Research ownership

Wonderful midrange ; Dynamic expression ; Especially when reproducing the human voice

Loses some definition ; Lacks grip

This mature valve combo has intelligent ergonomics and sounds very easy on the ears

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Audio Research LS17


This is another top-class preamplifier from Audio Research. It?s a product that should serve you for decades, too

A great sonic balance that delivers masses of detail and dynamics without sacrificing listenability; easy to use; sturdy build

Some rivals look and feel more luxurious

Consumer review by: (

Audio Research LS17 Class A Vacuum Tube Preamp


Perth Australia

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No