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Old 01-19-2018, 06:02 AM
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I'm sure it will sound good but it is a shame that the design team want to move away from what was a popular and recognisable easily integrated ARC look ,where it was clear that the money had gone into the components rather than the housing- This looks more like VTL than Audio Research.
Also with 4 buttons on the front it doesn't look as though it has incorporated auto bias
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:58 AM
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I was informed it would have better bass, resolution and auto biasing, a new circuit board than GS 150; is this not true?
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:26 PM
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I assume, like the VT80, will not only have auto bias but will rely on fuses rather than resistors.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:45 AM
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I hope it has auto bias but if the buttons on the front are not for selecting valves to bias what purpose do they serve ?
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:33 PM
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I hope it has auto bias but if the buttons on the front are not for selecting valves to bias what purpose do they serve ?
OK, just guessing here ...

power on/off
input bal/se
invert
mute


... that's just a guess ...
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Now live on the ARC website. DAMN, looks beautiful!
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Seems they are releasing a new ref model every every year now.....
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The black looks really good IMO.

$30,000 pair?
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