Audio ResearchRef Phono 2usedAudio Research Ref Phono 2This is an Audio Research Reference 2 Phono Preamp. Audio Research had forty years of experience in tube amplification of all types power, preamp and phono preamps when they produced this piece. ...4350.00

Audio Research Ref Phono 2

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New Retail Price: $11,995.00


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Ships fromASHEVILLE, NC, 28803
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions25.0" × 25.0" × 18.0" (50.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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This is an Audio Research Reference 2 Phono Preamp.  Audio Research had forty years of experience in tube amplification of all types power, preamp and phono preamps when they produced this piece.  There is no other company that I know of that has this depth of experience in these products that you can purchase.  They continue today building reference quality units that are sold worldwide


The sound of this unit is outstanding, there are better yes but for $$$’s. Tone Magazine reviewer Jeff Dorgay said “The ARC REF Phono 2 has renewed my love for analog, plain and simple. It has all of the qualities that I value in a phono preamp: a stunningly low noise floor, massive dynamics and tonal realism in spades. And it is extremely easy to change gain and loading, making it an excellent tool for valuating cartridges, as well as being a complete blast to listen to. A great side benefit of having the REF in my system is that the 24/192 digital captures I’ve been producing have been better than ever, so this phono preamplifier has had a positive impact on the digital side of my system as well”


I have owned this since 2012 and it is in better than new condition as you will not have the 400-hour break in period.  There are 920 hours on the Russian made Reflector tubes 6H30 tubes in the unit.  So, there are many hours of use prior to the need to replace these.  I have rated it at 8 of 10 because 10-year-old.  It is cosmetically perfect, with the only issue being that the battery cover on the remote is loose. 



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Would you do an immediate 3k shipped to 11225? Thanking you in advance. Eddie
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