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Old 01-08-2019, 05:44 PM
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VT80? Or VT80SE
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VT80se. Are you sure the Ref75Se was run in?

It took me one track and I couldn’t listen to the 80Se after?
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:21 PM
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I personally find it very hard to believe that the VT80SE can be better than a Ref75SE, but I haven't heard the VT80SE in a critical way.

The reason I find it hard to believe is, the Ref75SE is already punching way above it's price point. It can compete with lots of amps costing 15k or more. I think the VT80SE is only 7500, so how could it be competing with amps in that price range, and why would ARC even have both products if that's the case? hmmm
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From what I understand, the VT80SE uses a lot of the improvements from the REF160Ms including the auto-bias that is supposed to improve the SQ.
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From what I understand, the VT80SE uses a lot of the improvements from the REF160Ms including the auto-bias that is supposed to improve the SQ.
I've heard Dave Gordon say several times that the auto-bias was only added when they could prove that it didn't detract from the sound. I've never heard him say it improved the sound. Of course, just because I never heard it doesn't mean it was never said.
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Maybe the hyperbole grew by the time he got to me
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Any more update on this? Anyone from your trusted dealer?
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Ref 150SE discontinued per dealer so a replacement on the way.
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My dealer thinks late June.
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