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]
Store website: www.sunnyaudiovideo.com
of the finest products built in America & Europe, combined with the
finest service and know how and expert setup from Electrical power to
the finest Audio stands, electronics speakers turntables and streaming.
We stock, install and configure Roon and MQA.
are reference dealers for Brinkmann, Jeff Rowland, Bryston audio and
home cinema, MSB, Meridian Dacs, Amplifiers and streamers, NAD &
Speakers from Vandersteen, Egglestonworks, Vivid Audio, KEF, Aerial acoustics, Dali, Avantgarde.
Turntables from Brinkmann, Technics, EAT, Rega, Dali, Rel, Rega.
Audio stands by Harmonic Resolution Systems Salamander, Target, Quadraspire.
We are offering 1 set of Reference 10 Pre-amplifiers in factory sealed boxes. This was a Factory Demo unit that we received a couple of months back.
Natural / Silver finish.
This is the finest Pre-Amplifier that Audio Research manufactures.
LINE STAGE PREAMPLIFIER
In 2010 we announced the Reference Anniversary preamplifier, a
special limited edition product commemorating our 40th anniversary. It
was acclaimed by many as the finest preamplifier available and a fitting
tribute to all of the classic Audio Research products that were
introduced during the forty years that preceded it. That we would only
accept new orders for this special product during the anniversary year
surprised almost everyone, but we considered the limited time frame
appropriate. Since that time, we have learned a few things, and the
result of that knowledge led to the development of the Reference 10.
Included are critically chosen new components, proprietary custom-made
capacitors, wiring, and new connectors that cumulatively provide a level
of performance never before achieved. Key Audio Research design traits
remain: The signal path is fully discrete, all-tube, pure Class-A, with
zero feedback. Other attributes and choices remain, too: Each unit is
completely hand-soldered and hand-constructed in our Minnesota facility
using the finest materials, with major components such as custom
transformers, plated-through circuit boards, and casework sourced
locally. All engineering is performed in-house.
The Reference 10 follows a new aesthetic path as well. It has a
very modern and elegant finish that will attract new admirers without
alienating fans of our older products. The front panel of the main
control unit has a new, large round volume knob on the right side, with
two buttons under it for Power and Mute—the only two buttons on the
unit—and a large display on the left. Our logo is above the knob on the
right, making this the first asymmetrical Audio Research preamplifier
ever. The left side of the front panel contains an interactive
touch-screen display that allows the user to intuitively control almost
The power supply chassis, connected to the main
unit via two umbilical cords, simply has one green LED under its offset
Audio Research logo. All of the side panels are finished identically to
the front panels: Natural anodized, one quarter-inch thick, with no
screws visible. The entire chassis (including rear panel) is painted
silver to complete the look. There are beautiful new, clear acrylic
covers with a revised perforation pattern. And, there is no printing on
the front panel of either chassis.
After the single 20A power
cord, the Reference 10 is completely dual-mono from the power supply
through the audio circuit. There are dual, separate low- and
high-voltage transformers for each channel; there is dual-mono
vacuum-tube regulation (one 6H30 and one 6550WE per channel), dual-mono
audio circuits (four 6H30 per channel), and enough energy storage for a
serious power amplifier.
Just as the Reference Anniversary was
shockingly better than its predecessors, the Reference 10 offers a
further level of resolution, refinement and dynamism that vividly
improve the musical experience in every way. As we have said before,
words can only fall short of your own experience; to understand how much
more profound listening to your favorite recordings can be, you must
hear the Reference 10. It is stunning.
We have Reference 750 amplifiers for sale for $21000 with this pre-amplifier.