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Audio Research LS 17

Audio Research LS 17
alaScore 80

9 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 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.

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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