http://www.stereophile.com/content/c...1-preamplifierThe bottom line
It should be obvious to anyone who hasn't skipped the body of this review (If you have, go back and read all of it RIGHT NOW!) that I was extremely impressed with the Conrad-Johnson PV11. If the term "musicality" has any meaning in the context of reproduction rather than production of music, then surely the PV11 can be said to embody this characteristic. That is, with the PV11 in the system, I found it easier to sustain the illusion that I was listening not to the product of a complex electromechanical encoding/storage/playback technology, but to music, played and sung by people.