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    Trade-In to Trade-Up!

    Time to dust off and pack your old Audio Research gear and Trade-Up to new, higher performance Audio Research components. Your ears, and family, will thank you!

    Visit our website to learn more about the Trade-Up Program.

    Offer expires on August 31, 2018 so contact your local Audio Research dealer today to take advantage of this amazing limited time offer!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

  • #2
    God bless them for offering $328 for my SP3 . I'm not sure this would be any different than what a dealer might offer regardless of the sale.
    Last edited by kcin; 06-29-2018, 08:23 AM.
    Front end: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
    Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
    Amps: Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2
    Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
    Speakers: Quad ESL 57, Beveridge Model 3 DD amps, REL S/2 x 2
    Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222


    • Rob
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  • #3
    ARC did this last year as well - must be successful for them. More specific qualifiers this year and a lower allowance (45% vs 75% last year.)


    • kcin
      kcin commented
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      Oh, I think it is marketing crafty- certainly stirs interest during a shoulder season for audio. I just don't believe it is genuine in terms of any pure offer.

    • metaphacts
      metaphacts commented
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      It is clearly a sales program, albeit a successful one.

      To be a truly valid trade in program:
      1) It needs to be permanent. It's needs to be based on the value of the product, not the date on the calendar.
      2) It needs to be based on real current retail used market values. That is, you need to receive in trade the same value you would get selling the product yourself.
      3) Ideally the manufacturer would have a refurbishing/warranty program for the trade-ins that would allow consumers to acquire them at current retail used market values.

      Of course, ymmv.