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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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I'm with Cyril on this one. Even if it has in fact been reworked from the bottom up, I think 8K is a bit steep. The new front panel and display will be a welcome sight. The VSi60 has a dated look. It seems like going to the KT120's is a good move. From what I've read they are a nice upgrade from the 6550's.

I can't wait to see some photos of it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:00 PM
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I have a feeling it will be a wonderful integrated amp. All the new Ref ARC amps have received superb reviews. I would love to see it in the flesh and hear it on the right speakers. I am looking forward to it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:32 PM
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It's the same tube compliment as the VSi 60. So what makes it better? Why isn't it reference level? When will it be with dealers?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:34 PM
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Will be available on February
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:01 PM
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The market will answer your question.
It always does.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:27 PM
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I have a number of ARC pieces, but I have never bought a new production piece when one first came out. Would this new VSi 75 be likely to suffer early production problems which don't get sorted out until later in the production cycle? Is that common these days with ARC? Is it less likely if this VSi75 is closely related to the REF 75 as advertised? I am interested in getting one as an upgrade over my VSi60, but I am a bit apprehensive about issues which exist at the start of production.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 PM
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I have a number of ARC pieces, but I have never bought a new production piece when one first came out. Would this new VSi 75 be likely to suffer early production problems which don't get sorted out until later in the production cycle? Is that common these days with ARC? Is it less likely if this VSi75 is closely related to the REF 75 as advertised? I am interested in getting one as an upgrade over my VSi60, but I am a bit apprehensive about issues which exist at the start of production.
I've been told the VSi75 uses some technology from the REF75. Exactly what, remains to be seen.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM
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Anybody see a photo of this one yet?
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I have a number of ARC pieces, but I have never bought a new production piece when one first came out. Would this new VSi 75 be likely to suffer early production problems which don't get sorted out until later in the production cycle? Is that common these days with ARC? Is it less likely if this VSi75 is closely related to the REF 75 as advertised? I am interested in getting one as an upgrade over my VSi60, but I am a bit apprehensive about issues which exist at the start of production.
I am not aware of any ARC pieces which had early production issues. What pieces and issues are you referring to?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:34 PM
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Didn't the CD7 have issues that mandated a couple of fixes ?
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