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Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers

Audio Research         LS3         Preamplifiers
alaAverage 3.9

6 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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Consumer review by: Daniel (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


The audio Research LS3 B has deep sound that focuses on vocals,and head lining instuments with out living behine dinamics, bass, treble.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Ed Padden (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


Hello, I have owned the LS3 about 4 times. I love the resolution and he lightning fast transients but have always sold it because it was fatiguing. It's a bit harsh at times, the soundstage is flat and its overall dry. The four I have had were all with...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave Boyce (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


I have owned an LS3 for about 1 year. I have found it to have great depth and detail (with good source material). The LS3 is dead silent. The program source makes the biggest difference. Poor recordings can sometimes sound quite harsh, yet good...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: HIFIVE (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


I did not care for this product either. It is beyond me how Stereophile gave this a Class A recommendation. I much prefered the Audio Research LS9 which is the replacement for the LS3. In fact I love the sound of the LS9. The LS3 sounds very average....

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Escaladeur (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


I didn't care for this preamp. I bought it based on the reviews but I found it lacking emotion and musicality. I compared it head-to-head in my sytem with 3 other preamps and the LS3b came in last in my rankings. The competition was: Conrad Johnson...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Craig Hochscheid (

Audio Research LS3 Preamplifiers


The LS3 and associated equipment represent my first hi end purchases. The LS3 is stunning in it's clarity, detail and utter simplicity. I am continually struck by the detail I am hearing in pieces I have owned for years and have been listening to on a...

Sep, 2003