Audio Research join the forum as a sponsor!

Dave Gordon

Audio Research Staff

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We would like to welcome Audio Research as a new sponsor to the forum


Audio Research has a huge history dating from 1970, and has led the way in the tube amplification revival in the US and worldwide. They are proud to be able to service almost every preamp or power amp they have made, from the earliest models to the present day. Some words from Audio Research CEO Valerio Cora:

Since 1970, Audio Research has repeatedly set the standard for accuracy and dynamic realism in music reproduction systems. More than any other manufacturer, Audio Research has advanced the state-of-the-art again and again with products that innovate by bringing recorded music to life with new vibrancy and immediacy, with all source material, digital or analog. This consistent achievement has been recognized by audio reviewers the world over, year after year, making Audio Research components among the most highly valued on the market, whether new or old. Audio Research is an investment in sound technology and value that lasts a lifetime.

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From the in-house listening staff that works hand-in-hand with our engineers in the development of new products, to our dedicated specialist who listens to every Audio Research product as the final step in our comprehensive Quality Assurance process, the human ear continues to be the most important test equipment. Even decades-old models sent in for service are thoroughly listened to in a reference system before they are cleared for return to their owners.

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Audio Research components are built by hand in our Minnesota facility. We take pride in stocking a vast array of electronic parts and components necessary to support most of the products we have manufactured over the last five-plus decades. We retain a technical staff dedicated to the servicing and restoration of older models, as well as the maintenance of newer products. Support like this is why Audio Research components earn loyalty from customers and high resale value in the used market.

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Our latest products, like the Reference 80S amplifier and the LS28SE preamp, clearly advance the state-of-the-art in their respective ranges, but they must be heard to be appreciated. Reading about a product does not provide the wonderful musical experience that comes from listening. Describing a live performance cannot convey the beauty and emotional connection that comes from experiencing it firsthand. Audio Research components convey both truth and beauty.

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Bobvin

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Welcome Dave and ARC.

As a long time (since mid 70’s) fan, and prior owner of many ARC components — let me ask a question many others will be thinking: given the age of the reference linestages (Ref 10 in particular), can you comment wrt development of a replacement. I thought ARC missed the boat not producing 50th Anniversary models of the Reference components. Clearly much has unfolded over the last couple years—will ARC again have a focus on statement products, or continue in the lifestyle focused offerings?
 

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Welcome Dave! Good to see you here, and happy new year to you and your family! And your ARC family as well!
 
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Ron Resnick

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Welcome to WBF, Dave! We are honored to have ARC as a sponsor!
 
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Republicoftexas69

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Welcome and we look forward to your contributions.
 

Pacha

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Welcome to WBF as a respected manufacturer. As an owner of many of your products over the years I look forward to your contributions to this forum.
 

Another Johnson

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Had the LS28 in my system for a while. Wasn't awfully impressed. It costs around 10k and only weighs 12lbs. The remote has to be pointed directly at it to work. The Oppo remote code had to be changed to keep from interfering with it.
Three post per year average and you felt compelled to p*ss on the ARC parade.

FWIW, I’m not surprised that it didn’t match well with your system …

A pair of Harman Kardon Citation II's (balanced mono), Krell KSA 250S, PS Audio PCA-2 line stage with external Power Supply, Denon 5910, Krell Studio DAC, Oppo BDP-95, Counterpoint SA-9 Phono, Chario Academy 3 Jr. Velodyne DD-15, Technics SP-10MKIII, SME 3012, Teac TN-400, SME Oracle 345, van den Hul MC-10, Tons of other stuff

Happy New Year anyway.
 
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rwwear

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Three post per year average and you felt compelled to p*ss on the ARC parade.

FWIW, I’m not surprised that it didn’t match well with your system …

A pair of Harman Kardon Citation II's (balanced mono), Krell KSA 250S, PS Audio PCA-2 line stage with external Power Supply, Denon 5910, Krell Studio DAC, Oppo BDP-95, Counterpoint SA-9 Phono, Chario Academy 3 Jr. Velodyne DD-15, Technics SP-10MKIII, SME 3012, Teac TN-400, SME Oracle 345, van den Hul MC-10, Tons of other stuff

Happy New Year anyway.
I don't see your point. Did you want me to lie? I suppose my system which includes a new Krell amp, JBL 4343's, PS Audio BHK Sig. and a few more goodies makes me very lucky. And I'm grateful. Audio Research isn't going to reward you.
 
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treitz3

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Gentlemen, this is a welcome thread for an established and well respected manufacturer.

Grievances can be placed on another thread and linked but the discussion of welcoming Dave to this forum is the point of this thread. Let's keep the thread on topic. Thank you in advance.

That said, please allow me to welcome you to the What's Best Forum, Dave!

I have many a friend that enthusiastically appreciate your products, some of whom, I really enjoy listening too.

Tom
 

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