Audio ResearchReference 1usedAudio Research Reference 1 TUBE Ref XLR & RCA  !!!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 ...2649.00

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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)


Frequency response .5dB, 1.0Hz to 200kHz at rated output. -3dB points below 0.3Hz and above 400kHz. Distortion (THD) 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). Gain Main output: 12.3dB Balanced, 6.3dB Single Ended
Tape output: 0dB Input impedance 220K ohms Balanced, 110K ohms SE, Inputs (8): tape, tuner, phono, CD, video, aux 1, aux 2, aux 3, (XLR and RCA connectors). Output impedance 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). Output polarity   Maximum inputs 7.0V RMS maximum Balanced, (3.5V RMS SE). Rated outputs 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). Power supplies Electronically regulated low and high voltage supplies. Automatic 45 sec. warm-up/brown-out mute. Line regulation better than .01%. Tube complement (8) 6922/E88CC dual triode Power requirements 100-135VAC 60Hz (200-270VAC 50/60Hz) 90 watts maximum. Other Controls: Gain, Balance, Select Record, Select Input. Toggle switches: Power/Off, SE/Balanced Input, Invert/Normal, Mute/Operate. Dimensions 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. Weight 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) Net; 43 lbs. (19.5 kg) Shipping.


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Weinhart Design has lots of other items new and used and if you’re in Los Angeles or
visiting please accept my invitation to experience our World Class Audio Showroom by appointment and please visit our web site

We are always interested in purchasing quality Audio and Video items, LP collections, specialists buying Audio Estates and most quality trades are welcomed.

All sales out of California are State Sales Tax exempt. California State Sales Tax of 9.5% applies for items picked up or shipped to a California address.

We accept payments by Bank Wire Transfers without fees and is the only form of payment on all sales out of the U.S. and Canada. We prefer this method of payment and also makes shipping to addresses other than billing OK.

VISA, MC and Papal are gladly accepted within the U.S. and Canada as long as the charge is approved and were shipping to the BILLING ADDRESS and shipping to the billing address on record and adds a 3% fee to cover costs.

Please call me directly in my world class showroom in Los Angeles weekdays
from 11-4PM @ 310-472-8880 or on my cell including weekends from 10-10PM
at 310-927-2260 and I can answer your questions and help you with all of your new and pre owned needs.

        Making better Sound

       One system at at a time,


           David Weinhart
        Weinhart Design, Inc.
          President & CEO

The Audio and Video Expert
e: [email protected]

2337 Roscomare Road, Studio #1
Los Angeles, California 90077

Showroom) 310-472-8880
Cell) 310-927-2260

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