Audio ResearchReferenc 5SEAudio Research Referenc 5SE Silver PRICE REDUCTIONI am down sizing to an integrated, hence my selling this preamp, and my Reference 150SEamplifier.  Both provide an incredibly musical and detailed soundstage, the best that I haveever heard in my h...7100.00

Audio Research Referenc 5SE Silver PRICE REDUCTION [Expired]


no longer for sale

I am down sizing to an integrated, hence my selling this preamp, and my Reference 150SE
amplifier.  Both provide an incredibly musical and detailed soundstage, the best that I have
ever heard in my home.

Form the Stereophile review:

The ARC's reproduction of timbres was uncanny; it seemed to be painting the music with a tonal palette both bolder and more nuanced than I'd heard before. Tonal colors were richer and denser, harmonic structures more complex. With the Ref 5, instruments sounded more like themselves, more alive. Violas were more distinct from cellos and violins, and each woodwind retained more of its inherent characteristics, whether it was the woody, airy tone of a clarinet or the reedier buzz of an oboe. The rich way the Ref 5 SE portrayed instruments also made it easier to discern individual musicians in a chorus or orchestra, the differences in timbre and texture enhancing the image specificity to create a nearly holographic effect. With recording after recording, I noticed more complexity in background voices and passages—and not just across the midrange, but from the very bottom to the very top of the audioband, and across the full range of volume, from the faintest pppp shadings to thundering ffff climaxes.

No marks on this unit.  I just replaced a full set of tubes, now with 100 hours.

Buyer pays shipping and PayPal fees, if used.  Can also pay by check and will ship when

check clears.


Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/audio-research-reference-5-se-line-preamplifier#BuokM8fJPzZ6RImS.99
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