Paragon 12A PreAmp

Model 12A Tube-type Preamp
One of aout 3000 made


Original Paragon 12A tube Preamplifier. Professionally rebuilt in 2012 by Craig Merz. Incorporates eight 12AX7A dual triode vacuum tubes. Serial number 77111. Maufactured in 1977 By Mark Deneen Of Paragon Audio, San Carlos CA.
Comes with original paperwork as seen in a picture. The three blue capacitors seen in the pictures are in the power supply section and not in the audio signal path.

There is quite a bit of discussion of how many were actually built/sold. Estimates are from 400 to 500 units. Email me If you have more accurate info!


Buyer pays postage/shipping.
For international buyers, higher actual shipping charges will apply.
International buyers need to visit or and suggest the shipping method they prefer.
Most items shipped within five business days after receiving your full cleared payment.
Your purchase will be packaged carefully and properly.

Payment Methods

I accept the following forms of payment:

PayPal. 5% transaction fee applies

Personal/Bank/Cetified Check (unit shipped five days after check clears)

Pay securely with any major credit card through PayPal! 5% transaction fee applies

International buyers must pay with U.S. Funds ($USD). Buyer pays postage/shipping. Insurance is available on request.

Warranty and Return Policy

Item is as described above, it is sold as-is.
Any refunds or credits do not include any shipping, postage, insurance, or handling costs.
Shipping, postage, insurance and handling costs are not refundable