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Old 01-11-2017, 02:43 AM
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Virtually all large audio companies come out with new and improved products every x number of years. For some companies, the improvements are marginal. IMHO, ARCs changes in the last 3 generations of preamps and amps have been significant. The Ref 150 was very noticeably better than the Ref 110 and the Ref 150se was a somewhat less noticeable improvement, but an improvement nevertheless, over the Ref 150. The same can be said for the Ref 3, 5 and 5se. I have not heard the Ref 6 in my system so I cannot comment on the degree of improvement there.
Until someone figures out the "perfect circuit" design (never) and the parts stop improving to implement advances in the circuit, we will continue to have improvements in design and sound.
I have owned audio products from other reputable companies where there is a struggle to detect significant sound improvements from one generation to the next. In this regard, I believe ARC deserves applause rather than condemnation.
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Nobody is condemning... Just commenting on the hype. Nothing but love here.
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Am starting to warm to the new design if not 100 percent convinced. But why do they still use that vile green display?
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:57 PM
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Am starting to warm to the new design if not 100 percent convinced. But why do they still use that vile green display?
You can turn the display off. A setting allows for a blank display that illuminates for a second or two when a change is made (e.g., volume up or down).

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