Conrad Johnson LP125sa and ET5

I have an opportunity to purchase these two components at an exception price. Any feedback from current owners would be greatly appreciated.

Currently running Plinius Hautonga/B&W 804 Diamonds as primary system. Secondary system is PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium with Audio Physic Tempo speakers.


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CJ gear is a very nice match for both Primaluna & B&W loudspeakers. Not sure about the mating w/ AP speakers?

Most important of all, which brand(s) of cables/power cords are you planning to use? Keep me posted & Happy Listening!
I have the very similar ARTsa with an ET5. You cannot go wrong with cj. The sound is just magical and the quality is first rate. I have owned (and in the past sold) a lot of high end stuff and honestly must say that cj is second to none.
Very nice! Greginnh. I do not think that I have ever read about an audiophile using Nordost cabling w/ CJ gear?

How do you like the synergy? Are you planning to change cabling brand(s) ? Keep me posted & Happy Listening!
Go for it. To make a long story short, I had a ss amp and CJ LP70 connected directly to my DAC. I borrowed a preamp and heard what I was missing. I listened to 3 preamps and settled on the ET5. I then rolled the tubes in the LP70 and was really happy until I heard it side by side to the LP125. Needless to say, I now have the LP125sa+ and sold my LP 70. The ss amps are soon to go. All I do now is listen to music.
Thanks Cellorover. It's a big jump for me right now financially but I'm getting the two pieces for $14,000 (store demos with less than 100 hours and full warranty). Like you, I will be getting rid of the ss amp.

I will be bringing the gear home today for a 3 day audition - given my addictive tendencies, my guess is that the gear will not go back to the store!
Great deal. But as Jafant said consider your cabels. Try both speakers also. Good luck.

What speakers are your CJ's driving?

Do you think they may be a good match for Vienna Acoustics Kiss?
You may already know this but these units are for sale right now used on A'gon for a little over $10k. Considering CJ gear is good for at least 10 -20 years you may want to consider something with a few more miles. No relation to either seller. Just an avid CJ user for many, many years.

Best of luck.
Well, I just couldn't get my arms around the CJ gear. In a completely different twist of events, I decided to go with the Luxman 590Ax Class A amp.
I am glad I got the Luxman. It is a Class A amp that is very tube like. Great soundstage and detail. Plenty of features such as tone control, headphone amp and phono stages built in. Now I have a bunch of power cords and interconnects to sell!!
I just picked up this combo for 8k from a store close out deal. They are going with the DS Psaudio dac and ryan speakers. we will see.
Nice score! kingdom,
keep us posted on that combo in your system as well.
Happy Listening!
I have CJ ET5 wonderful preamp even better if you replace tube with vintage Amperex. Very musical also get SR blue fuse this will raise the performance even more.Good luck with a wonderful preamp. 
jafant and oddifyl - I loved my Luxman and foolishly I sold it and got several other amps after it (Accuphase E-470, Gato AMP 150 and now and Accuphase E-600).  

It is an exceptionally well crafted integrated amp and it's the amp I regret selling the most!   I did by the Luxman and Gato from AVT in Nashua - they totally ROCK!
jafant - it's a great amp.  Of course, I am constantly looking for something better!
prior to buying the E-600, did you audition it with an Accuphase spinner?
Happy Listening!