If you are looking for one
fantastic sounding, Tube, Line source Preamplifier you have found it.
The Audio Research REF-5 Line Preamplifier is one of the most open,
smooth,dynamic, unit in Audio Research line up. Upgrading to Newer
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This unit was purchased new by me from Audio Video Logic in Iowa on 12-August-2010.
unit sold for 11,900.00 in 2010. Color Silver with Black Rack Handles.
Purchased with Black Rack handles. Never warmed up to all silver front
It has TLC since purchased. This being a Non Smoking, No pets, no Children Household.
unit has been under a dust protector (Which is included) when not in
use. There have been no issues with unit. Only thing done is changed
tubes from time to time. Last complete tube change was 14 January 2016.
With 2453 Hours on timer.. Did change out 6550 Rectifier 26 August
2017 With NOS 6550-C Svetlana Electron Devices Inc Rectifier. Will
include second tube with unit.
The unit presently has 3169 Hours on unit timer.
unit as 9 because it is 7 years old. However it is in perfect condition
without any nicks or scratches. Please see attached Photos. Have all
original double Shipping boxes, Owners Manual, Remote Control, and paper
work. Even the ARC Screwdriver.
Buyer to pay FEDEX Charges. I will pay 1/2 of Pay Pal fees for
asking Price of $5500.00
Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.