It is the majic that the Reference 3 brings to the music that makes it such a great component to add to a system.
It is a wonderful thing. And if it wasn't, no one would pay 10 grand for one new. It really is a joy to have.
This one has 800 hours on the tubes. Has been in smoke, pet and kid free environment.
I have had several other preamps in my system, but this is the one that made me spend lots of money to hear the sound of reality.
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