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Like the Citation Twelve, the earlier solid state Citation A is sonically very worthy !

I have had a few Citation As through the years. In fact, I still have one in perfect working order. It is an excellent preamp; if working well. While many caps will be inevitably due to replace / upgrade, this is still a great performer.

If you collect early records, pre stereo, this preamp has great features for you. For stereo, it is even better. If it had more gain, I would restore it and keep it forever; it is that good sounding. Tube preamps win, IMHO, but do not diss this outstanding example of early solid state stereo equipment. Compared to the Citation Eleven and Seventeen and later HK preamp versions, the A wins; every time. Combined with a scarce Citation B amp or the Citation Twelve, these combos are sweet and detailed. I only wish their preamps had more gain/drive. BTW, the Citation Twelve amp is hard to fault...


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