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Old 02-15-2019, 01:50 PM
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:01 PM
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I wish it showed prices
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I wish it showed prices
The last one they did did have prices shown, at least I saw it somewhere, it was a pretty decent value if you didnít want to mess with the used market. I was looking at the Reference 2 Phono SE and if I remember it was around $4500. Not bad.

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Trade up program is sort of losing proposition;prices are set by trading dealers against printed SUGGESTED PRICE.
Additionaly you are not offered some relief from MSRP.
I guess one ends up Burning a candle at both ends.

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The last time they had this, I thought the trade-in prices were low compared to what you could sell it for and the cost for the new components was MSRP. This time, you have to go to a dealer to get your price and trade-in amount. My Reference 150 should arrive at Audio Research today for a repair. It wouldn't power up after a utility power outage and it wasn't the fuse. I sent it to them for repair and to upgrade to SE.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:19 PM
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The last time they had this, I thought the trade-in prices were low compared to what you could sell it for and the cost for the new components was MSRP. This time, you have to go to a dealer to get your price and trade-in amount. My Reference 150 should arrive at Audio Research today for a repair. It wouldn't power up after a utility power outage and it wasn't the fuse. I sent it to them for repair and to upgrade to SE.


If one intend to trade up,Dealer might ask, to leave amps for check up and price quote by tech/ online team; usually a Low price quote(missing box, remote,dust,not well maintained).
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Would you Trade em'... Or Keep em'...??

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Old 02-26-2019, 12:35 PM
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Iíd keep them. Iím biased though...I have the 250SE monoblocks too. Granted they donít have the sexy new fascia of the 160Ms. Letís see... if I got about 70% of the current value of the 250SE, or about $24k which is very optimistic, would an additional $6K buy the 160Ms? Or as was pointed out, a new purchase would have to be at least 170% of the traded-in modelís MSRP? The question of whether theyíre better is another discussion. I would not consider the 750SEs.
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