Audio ResearchReference 150usedAudio Research Reference 150This amp is virtually in Perfect condition and looks and sounds beautiful. Rated conservatively at 9/10 only due to age. You get the magic midrange of a Tube Amp with low end control of a Solid-st...4000.00

Audio Research Reference 150

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9/10
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Ships fromIrvine, CA, 92603
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions30.0" × 30.0" × 30.0" (100.0 lbs.)
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This amp is virtually in Perfect condition and looks and sounds beautiful.  Rated conservatively at 9/10 only due to age.
You get the magic midrange of a Tube Amp with low end control of a Solid-state
I'm  moving to a horn speaker now so this is way overkill in terms of power.  My loss your gain.
100% Positive Rating and on Ebay for over 22 years.  Buy with confidence.
100% Positive Ratings on Audiogon and Audiomart.
Amp Sold for $12,995.  You can have this amazing world class amplifier for a small fraction of the MSRP.  
Very heavy.   Buyer pays actual shipping.  $250 (insured)
Here is Stereophlile's review:  

"The Reference 150 worked flawlessly during the entire listening period, with almost no drift in tube bias, and superb bias matchi
ng between pairs of KT120s. I also found the rear fans to be effective, and quiet enough to never bother me, even during the subtlest listening sessions.

Did the Audio Research Reference 150 play music in a manner so lifelike that I couldn't distinguish it from the real thing? No. The inherent limitations of recorded sound still made their way into my listening. However, those artifacts of audio reproduction were significantly fewer through the Reference 150 than through every other amplifier I have used. With its open soundstage, neutral tonal balance, finely textured musical presentation, wide dynamics, and supremely musical feel, the ARC Reference 150 connected me with my music better than almost every other amp I've heard. Yep, that's a big statement, but one I'm willing to stand behind.

The Reference 150 may not have enough power for the most inefficient speakers or the biggest rooms, but in every other regard I feel that this Audio Research is the amp to beat. The asking price of $12,995 is more than justified by the Ref150's performance and build quality than are the prices of many other audio products. The Ref150 is an obvious candidate for Class A of Stereophile's "Recommended Components," and marks a dramatic improvement in power amplifiers from ARC. I hope each of you gets a chance to hear one in a good system. Though my ultimate reference for music remains the real thing, the Audio Research Reference 150 is my new reference power amplifier."

please contact me w any questions
Al M.  tel: 949 Seven 42- Two 227

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