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Old 08-19-2016, 09:56 AM
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Everything echoed by REF 6 owners sounds accurate indeed. I've got 550 on mine now and will say that it sounds smooth and intoxicating and only getting better. I'm at the point where I just can't get out of the chair anymore. Enjoy the ride you will be rewarded with some time on the clock.

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the additional comments regarding this terrific preamp and it's break-in. Yeah, it's intoxicating
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:14 PM
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What is the sonic signature of the Reference 6? I'm thinking about replacing my Jeff Rowland Corus preamp and looking for options to listen to.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:18 PM
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What is the sonic signature of the Reference 6? I'm thinking about replacing my Jeff Rowland Corus preamp and looking for options to listen to.
How could we describe it? I guess a few here have found the word: intoxicating!
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What is the sonic signature of the Reference 6? I'm thinking about replacing my Jeff Rowland Corus preamp and looking for options to listen to.
You really have to try one to identify its sonic signature in context of your system. Just my 2 cents.

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How could we describe it? I guess a few here have found the word: intoxicating!
Right on
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:26 PM
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Well the dealer only offered me 4K for my Corus. That's beyond funny. That's my sign to just be happy with the great sound that I have. The Corus is in like new condition.
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Well the dealer only offered me 4K for my Corus. That's beyond funny. That's my sign to just be happy with the great sound that I have. The Corus is in like new condition.
Dealers always low ball. Put feelers out and see what happens.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:18 AM
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Hi,

sorry Ricjor1 what are the others "gears" from your system?

the JR Corus is a amazing pre and if you have too power ampli JR stay with the Curos.

ARC Ref6 is a good pre with the ARC ampli -> combo Ref6 & Ref75, Ref6 & mono 250,... but not outside your "ARC world".

A great tube pre is Convergent and Octave-> the ARC dont can play at the same level.no way.

of course my taste....
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:47 AM
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Raidho,
My system; JR Corus, JR 625 S2 amp, JR Aeris DAC, Bryston BDP2, and Monitor Audio PL500 speakers. I was curious about the Reference 6. I wanted to hear something different.
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Hi,

sorry Ricjor1 what are the others "gears" from your system?

the JR Corus is a amazing pre and if you have too power ampli JR stay with the Curos.

ARC Ref6 is a good pre with the ARC ampli -> combo Ref6 & Ref75, Ref6 & mono 250,... but not outside your "ARC world".

A great tube pre is Convergent and Octave-> the ARC dont can play at the same level.no way.

of course my taste....
Totally disagree. Arc pre's work well with many brands of amplifiers. I even see high end systems at shows set up that way, like vandersteen.
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