AUDIO RESEARCH: Vsi60 – test review

Audio Research Corporation’s new VSi60 integrated valve amplifier is highly reminiscent of the classic VSi55 it replaces. That’s no bad thing, opines David Price… It was back in 2003 that I reviewed Audio Research’s VSi55 integrated ‘tube’ amplifier, concluding that it was a superb product that would appeal to a completely new sort of valve […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: VSi75 Integrated Amplifier test review

Jason Thorpe writes: The tubed integrated amplifier is the ne plus ultra of audio. Strong words, those — fighting words, even. But think it through: The tube integrated is the Platonic ideal of amplification. It’s one box that performs all the required, necessary tasks — and nothing more. While it’s true that technology stands still for no […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Experiences with various Krell preamps inc the KSP-7B and PAM-1

Thanks for your informative reply Howard; I  am encouraged that you’ve had success with a Krell KSP-7B as it’s pretty similar to the KRC-3. I was, I must admit, happily surprised by this. Having previously in the 1980s been the Krell #1 retailer in the Uk for, I think, 4 years running I’d never been […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Audio Research Corporation

Chris Martens: Reviews of products from the US-based firm Audio Research Corporation have frequently graced the pages of Hi-Fi+, so that I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the ARC factory in Plymouth, Minnesota (a suburb of the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area) to see how the firm’s components are made. What follows is […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: VT80 Foundation Series Power Amplifier

Paul Rigby writes ….. Contained within a metal chassis (offered in a black or ‘natural’ finish), this 75W amplifier features two 6H30 driver valves plus four KT120 valves. Around the back are singled-ended and balanced inputs, a tube-hour metre, a 12v trigger and RS232 port for remote control plus brass and gold binding posts for […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Their GSi75

They say ….. Named in homage to Galileo, Audio Research’s G-Series valve amplifiers are made to exploit the KT150 valve. The G-Series launched last year with the GS150 power amplifier and matching GSPre preamplifier. Now, the 75W GSi75 joins the ranks, an integrated amplifier that uses two 6H30 driver valves and four KT150 output valves and incorporates […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: GSi75 Integrated Amplifier

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the Audio Research GSi75 integrated amplifier ($19,000) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “For this addict to the KTl 50, it was a joy hearing it in another context entirely. My expectations were low because I- stupidly – assumed that all·in·ones must suffer sonic compromises. The […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Foundation Series

Paul Rigby writes ….. Audio Research has introduced the Foundation Series utilising the same engineering and design team responsible for the Reference Series. The first three components include the LS28 line stage preamplifier, the PH9 phono stage and the DAC9 digital- to-analog converter. A new amplifier will follow, with other products to complete the series. […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Introduces Foundation Series

Frank Berryman writes …..   Audio Research is pleased to introduce the Foundation Series. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience. […]

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Ask an expert: STAX DA 100, CA-X, SRA 12s, servicing, attitude towards end-users, Audio Research REF75 and 5SE as possible alternatives

Hi. I have à pair of Stax da 100  with ca-x after  having the da80 vwith sra12s I had some problems with the ça-x but none up to now with the  da100 and i had them  for almost  30 years  I like them how ever vu the age and the difficulty to repair if something […]

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Exactly the way it happened folks: Douglas Adams buying his Subjective Audio Ltd system

Howard Popeck: Douglas Adams was one of our most gracious, humorous, gentle and fun customers at Subjective Audio. Coincidental with him getting a “serious” advance from his publishers for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, he commissioned me to put together “almost” the best system money could buy. It was, apart from the turntable, a full […]

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