ARC LS27Price: $6995


Howard said: The LS27 will thrill most audiophiles. It raises the bar for what should be expected from a preamp in its price class. Moreover, it may convince all the digital junkies and audio minimalists out there that they really do need a preamp after all. The fact that I’m giving the LS27 a Reviewers’ Choice award may not be entirely surprising, given that it’s made by Audio Research -- a company known for making great preamps.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

The gist: Another knockout preamp from the company known for knockout preamps.