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Old 10-15-2015, 05:31 PM
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Default Ref 6 coming...



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Old 10-15-2015, 05:54 PM
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Suggested retail is $14.000 and it will start shipping next month. I have heard rumor of a matching Ref Phono coming soon. Looks a lot like the G series. I wonder how my Ref 5se will fair against it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:10 PM
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Same as mine...not enough tubes...we don't got enough tubes
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No mention of the caps. Is it still Teflon like the 40th/5SE or the new golden coloured ones in the Ref 10? I imagine the latter.

Will it outperform the 40? The literature suggests no?
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Perfect timing REF6 with GS150 looks like a nice matching pair.
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Will it outperform the 40? The literature suggests no?
I would suggest no because of the power supply alone.
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  • Three fewer SE/Bal inputs on the REF 6 than the REF 5/SE and those are no longer labeled with component names.
  • Front has GS-similar Italian styling.
  • Side wall thickness on the REF6 looks more like the REF10.
  • Tough to tell but the acrylic top on the 6 might be a tad thicker???
  • Feet look the same.
  • DB9 input on REF6



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[*]Three fewer SE/Bal inputs on the REF 6 than the REF 5/SE and those are no longer labeled with component names.[*]Front has GS-similar Italian styling.[*]Side wall thickness on the REF6 looks more like the REF10.[*]Tough to tell but the acrylic top on the 6 might be a tad thicker???[*]Feet look the same.[*]DB9 input on REF6

What is a db9 input? Like the Aston Martin? Lol
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REF 5/SE


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REF 6

Stylistically lighter handles?
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I noticed that too. I like the look. I love the price. I'll be testing one out. Already asked my dealer to get me a demo unit.
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