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*** SEE ABSOLUTE SOUND ICON LA4 MKIII REVIEW in December 2021 issue by Dick Olsher *** AWARDED BEST TUBE PRE-AMP 2021 - Absolute Sound - Also Editor's Choice. 

Icon Audio LA4 MKIII is our personal choice for the best tube pre-amplifier and is used by the Owner (Warren).  Three of the 6SN7 (David Shaw CV181) tubes are used in the LA4 design. 


LA4 MKIII Standard $2,995CDN - LA4 MKIII Signature $3,895CDN - Tax/Shipping Included - Free Shipping within Canada and United States.

A line pre-amp of outstanding quality Building on the success of the earlier marques, the LA4 MKIII has improved cosmetics and an upgraded circuit. Now with lower feedback and lower gain, the macro-dynamics and sound stage are enhanced. A deceptively simple high-quality single-stage design followed by an output buffer. But what makes the LA4 III special is the power supply and our “finely tuned” design. A high-end preamplifier must have the best power supply. The LA4 MK III has two chokes in double Pi configuration for well-conditioned power giving superb smoothing for velvety inky black silence. The rectifier valve, which makes a surprising difference, is the excellent GZ34. This outstanding Western Electric design is probably the best sounding power valve available. The three audio valves we use are the 6SN7 double triodes. This 1940 vintage valve has all the best characteristics for the job, and its larger size means long life and good stability. Also, the sound is more musical as we feel these have a more fluid sound. You can experiment with both vintage and modern types. Built to last Like all our equipment the LA4 III is very solidly made. It has a heavy alloy and steel chassis. The internal wiring is all “point to point”, “hand-wired”, this is essential for valve amplifiers, and allows for upgrading to larger capacitors, and makes future servicing very simple. Summary: Very simple high-quality line pre-amp. Ideal for virtually any kind of power amplifier. 

To order/purchase in US funds just email an invoice request to: - PayPal available for credit card use. No membership needed. Ordering also available on Audiogon and CAM. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN US and CANADA.

** Also available Signature Upgrade that includes Mundorf Capacitors and Premium Tubes **



For perfect connection see our Graham Slee cables listed on this website. 

Specifications and Features

 Comprehensive manual supplied  All hand wired point to point without PCBs  ALPs motorized volume pot.  All Triode design  3x 6SN7 valves (CV181)  Adaptors available for 12AU7/ECC82  GZ34 Valve rectifier (also 5AR4/274B)  Double Choke HT supply  DC heater supply  Signal to noise level -90db  Freq response 20hz-20khz +0 - 0.1db  Total harmonic distortion typically less than 0.1%  Gain x4, 12db  Max input level 5v for 20v output#  Very low output impedance of 100Ω  Suitable for power amps 100mv-5v sensitivity  High quality 2w metal film, & wire-wound resistors  Solen/SCR audio capacitors (Jensen upgrade option)  Silver PTFE audio cable  Gold plated Input terminals  Four line inputs  Tape monitor circuit and record output  Optional plexiglass valve cover available  230/117volts 100watts  C E compliant  25cmW, 37D, 23H (with 274B and cover), or 17H with GZ34 (no cover) 12kg packed#

Icon Audio LA4 MKIII Tube Pre-Amplifier -Standard & Signature

C$3,495.00 Regular Price
C$2,995.00Sale Price

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