Advice needed with Tube Power Amps

I own a CJ ET5 preamp and Premier 12 monoblocks. Love the sound. I am told the LP140m are a step up. Not sure how significant but also have been advised that if I were to buy them it is nothing I would be able to resell (easily). One of the things I consider when buying equipment is, if I dont want it anymore will I be able to resell it? The LP140 is attractive to me as it is newer generation than the P12 has `140 wpc and is fairly lightweight at 53 lbs (I have a bad back). I am open to other choices from other manufacturers. Thank you


I’m not sure why that model would be any more difficult to sell than any other discontinued/superseded tube amp? Tube amps are generally a hard sale due to weight/shipping, the particular fickleness of this segment of market, and recent skittishness around tube supply (overblown IMO). At 53 lbs per side it’s a lot easier to ship than many in that power class.

If you already like your exiting CJ amp, that's good reason to stick with the brand. Hifishark can be used to at least ballpark how much to expect on a resale.

we were Cj dealers for many years, I would tread lightly cj is not the same company they used to be.


we replaced Cj's top amplifier and preamplifier with Zesto half the price sound was equally great.


A  bia 120 from zesto weighs 66 lbs so you are not talking a huge weight.

so I would consider all options.


Dave and Troy

audio intellect nj.

zesto dealers


How unusual. The guy making money selling equipment is warning you about buying a product he actually used to sell himself. 

Well, colour me surprised.

LOL thats funny @tony1954 . BTW I tried the Zesto and did not like it. In fact I thought my Rogue RP7 was way better. @mulveling thank you I will check out resale on HifiShark. I think I was warned also about the length of time the item would be for sale. As with everything. If you put a low enough price it would move faster lol.