Sunny Components Inc,
Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 10.00am-6.00pm.Sat-10am-4pm Closed on Sunday and Monday.
1370 E Cypress St Ste D,E Covina CA-91724 USA
Tel: 626-966-6259. Fax: 626-966-5467. Cell: 626-975-1353.
Email: [email protected]
Home theater website: www.sunnyaudiovideo.com
We are Offering for sale our Store Demonstration Reference 6 Pre-Amplifier in Natural Silver.
This unit will come with original Remote, Original manual
Almost since the inception of the brand, Audio Research has
produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is
especially true with regard to preamplifiers. In 1973, the SP3 was
hailed as the best preamplifier available, and this tradition of
excellence has continued ever since. The Reference Series from Audio
Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate
representation of performance, musicality and power. The Reference 6 is
the latest chapter of our story.
The Reference 6 is not simply a
market-driven product, but rather, a solution to a need which arose
after the creation of the Reference SE Series amplifiers. According to
Warren Gehl, who is responsible for sonic development of all Audio
Research products, the new series of Reference amplifiers offer a level
of musical and dynamic capability only made apparent when using the
flagship, two-chassis Reference 10 preamplifier. Both preamplifiers of
the Reference Series need the ability to provide the full benefit of
this new sonic landscape. Increasing the tube count to six in the analog
section, and advancements in the power supply improved both macro- and
microdynamics and lowered distortion.
The Reference 6 also offers better bass control, relaxed purity and
more dimensionality. Further improvements include a more grainless
presentation, greater transparency, better speed, and more continuity
across the musical spectrum. Quite simply, the Reference 6 improves upon
its predecessor in every way for a more palpable and immediate musical
performance. Numerous elements – transformers, capacitors, wiring – are
designs exclusive to Audio Research and the Reference 6.
completely new chassis has allowed not only a more beautiful aesthetic,
but also provides more structural rigidity to assist in the dissipation
of electrical and mechanical interferences. Six premium 6H30 tubes are
now used in the audio circuit (increased from four tubes in the
Reference 5SE) to provide an even quieter background and increased
dynamic range. The tube-regulated power supply is also a new design for
improved sonics. New circuit boards, circuit designs, and larger power
transformer have been implemented to provide robustness and
A new volume control with finer step gradation and higher performance completes the system
+0-3dB, 0.4Hz to 200kHz at rated output (Balanced, 200k ohms load).DISTORTION
Less than .01% at 2V RMS BAL output.GAIN
Main output: 12dB Balanced output, 6dB SE output. Record out: 0dB (Processor input: 0dB BAL
120K ohms Balanced, 60K ohms SE. Inputs: 4 balanced, 4 single-ended. Assignable
processor passthrough.OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
600 ohms Balanced, 300 ohms SE Main (2). 20K ohms minimum load and 2000pF
maximum capacitance. Outputs (3): 2 main, 1 record out (XLR and RCA connectors).OUTPUT POLARITY
18V RMS BAL, 9V RMS SE.
2V RMS (1V RMS SE) into 200K ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability
is 70V RMS at less than 0.5% THD at 1kHz).CROSSTALK
-88dB or better at 1kHz and 10 kHz.CONTROLS
Rotary encoders: Volume (103 steps), Select Input. Push Buttons: Power, Menu, Enter, Mono,
Invert, Mute.POWER SUPPLIES
Electronically regulated low and high voltage supplies. Automatic 45 sec. warm-up/
brown-out mute. Line regulation better than .01%.NOISE
1.7uV RMS residual IHF weighted balanced equivalent input noise with volume at 1 (109dB below 2V RMS output.)TUBE COMPLEMENT
(6)-6H30P dual triodes, plus (1 each) 6550WE and 6H30P in power supply.POWER REQUIREMENTS
100-135VAC 60Hz (200-250VAC 50/60Hz) 130 watts. Standby: 2 watts.DIMENSIONS
Width: 19” (48 cm)
Height: 7.8” (19.8 cm)
Depth: 16.5” (41.9 cm)
Handles extend 1.6” (4 cm) forward of the front panel.
Weight: 37.5 lbs. (17 kg) Net; 49 lbs. (22.3 kg) Shipping