Audio Research REFERENCE 1Black as new Balanced & RCA... PRICED RIGHT for a very fast sale don't wait to grab this fine piece / no low offers considered.
Serial # 67089005 in like new condition Black (see pictures).
Comes with Factory Box, Manuel, Remote, new matched tubes & Paperwork. A very sought after, top reviewed Tube line stage and sounds as good as it LOOKS !
It is best to call or text David in Los Angeles 10-10 7 days @ 310-927-2260.
See Stereophile rave review @
Conclusion: No, no ! Sentence first—verdict afterwards.
I was mightily impressed with the Audio Research Reference 1
preamplifier and VT200 power amplifier. They rival the best equipment
I've ever heard, and put most of the rest to shame. They are undeniably
expensive, but no one examining their construction quality could
conceive of them costing any less. They are reliable, remarkable
performers, and anyone who can afford them and who is interested in
hearing the state of the tube art should audition them immediately. As
for the rest of us, this is gear worth dreaming of.
Description: Tube stereo line stage.
From the ARC website:
The most advanced design ever offered by Audio Research. All vacuum-tube gain (12 or 18 dB) with full microprocessor
control of volume, balance, record and input selection. Fully regulated power supplies, dedicated power and logic
transformers and four isolated circuit modules with audiophile-grade components throughout. No mechanical switches
degrade the signal path; electronic relays are used exclusively. All front-panel functions (including mute and phase
inversion) are achievable via the included handheld remote control. Both balanced and single-ended inputs (eight plus
full tape/processor loop) and outputs (two main, one tape) are offered, allowing simple connection to any conceivable
input source. Reference Series products feature anodized quarter-inch side panels with countersunk fasteners for clean
lines and enduring mechanical integrity.
Platinum Grey faceplate.
MSRP (US new retail)
.5dB, 1.0Hz to 200kHz at rated output. -3dB points below 0.3Hz and above 400kHz.
Less than .015% at 4V RMS Balanced output
Noise & hum
13µV RMS residual IHF weighted balanced noise output with gain
control minimum (110dB below 4V RMS output, 93dB below 2V RMS SE output).
Main output: 12.3dB Balanced, 6.3dB Single Ended
Tape output: 0dB
220K ohms Balanced, 110K ohms SE, Inputs (8): tape, tuner, phono, CD,
video, aux 1, aux 2, aux 3, (XLR and RCA connectors).
400 ohms Balanced, 200 ohms SE main (2), 20K ohms minimum load and 2000pF
maximum capacitance. Outputs (3): 2 main, 1 tape (XLR and RCA connectors).
7.0V RMS maximum Balanced, (3.5V RMS SE).
4V RMS (2V RMS SE) into 100K ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output
capability is 30V RMS at less than 0.5% THD at 1kHz).
Electronically regulated low and high voltage supplies. Automatic 45 sec.
warm-up/brown-out mute. Line regulation better than .01%.
(8) 6922/E88CC dual triode
100-135VAC 60Hz (200-270VAC 50/60Hz) 90 watts maximum.
Controls: Gain, Balance, Select Record, Select Input. Toggle switches:
Power/Off, SE/Balanced Input, Invert/Normal, Mute/Operate.
19" (48 cm) W x 7" (17.8 cm) H (standard rack panel) x 15.5" (39.4 cm) D.
Handles extend 11/2" (3.8 cm) forward of the front panel.
30 lbs. (13.6 kg) Net; 43 lbs. (19.5 kg) Shipping.
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your new and pre owned needs.
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One system at at a time,
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