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Old 07-06-2017, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for posting, dan. I'm disappointed, it is basically an ad for audio research, not an expose on their manufacturing. Oh well.
Agree -- sort of a last minute throwdown for attention. Was dismayed actually.

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Thanks for posting, dan. I'm disappointed, it is basically an ad for audio research, not an expose on their manufacturing. Oh well.
Which is certainly what it is. I gained nothing from this infomercial. I own the product but what I saw was a let down.
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ARC is one of the top tier in the world! American made and as a long time fan I'm not all that thrilled about the direction they've taken. For those just getting started in this Hobby they've priced themselves out of he market. If I"m not mistaken their cheapest Amp in 9 thousand dollars.
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ARC is one of the top tier in the world! American made and as a long time fan I'm not all that thrilled about the direction they've taken. For those just getting started in this Hobby they've priced themselves out of he market. If I"m not mistaken their cheapest Amp in 9 thousand dollars.
That's incorrect.
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That's incorrect.

VSi75?? 8 thousand?

VT80. 9 thousand
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The foundation series is 7500. I am pretty sure there are cheaper models too.
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The foundation series is 7500. I am pretty sure there are cheaper models too.
Actually maybe the vt80 is 8k after all. But I thought they had lower priced models.
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I'ts 9 I do believe. could be wrong The rest of the series is 7500.
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U R. right. 8 thousand
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AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 6 PREAMPLIFIER 18000
Audio Research VT80 Tube Power Amplifier 8000
AUDIO RESEARCH GSPre 19950
AUDIO RESEARCH GS150 26600
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE CD9 17290
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 5 SE PREAMPLIFIER 17290
AUDIO RESEARCH LS17 SE Line-Stage PREAMPLIFIER was 7315 In Store Special
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 75 SE 13300
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 150 SE 19950
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 250 SE 22000 each
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE VSi60 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER 6650
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE VSi75 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER 10640
AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE Phono 2 SE 17290
AUDIO RESEARCH LS27 Line-Stage Preamplifier 9975
Reference 750 monoblock -- Mortgage your house

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Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp tube test sets.

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