For sale is a brand new Audio Research Reference CD 9 Special Edition which just came out in 2019.
I have played it for two weeks - this was an ARC replacement for a regular Reference CD9 - but I decided to go to a streaming Tidal medium before I received this replacement upgraded unit (Aurrender A10 system - my main rig is vinyl), and I need some serious money for a speaker upgrade.
The unit is so pristine - you literally are only missing pulling the plastic off the front face.
ARC now has incorporated a USB input (mac, windows and Linux), enhanced face plate to match their new reference series, upgraded dacs, and samples up to 24/192.
This is the black face model which looks fantastic. Top loading and built like a tank. It utilizes 4 6H30 tubes and a 6H30 with 6559WE power supply tubes.
The CD9 SE combines highly sampled digital inputs, and a rugged Phillips PRO2R transport for superior sound.
MSRP $15,000 selling for $13,000