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  • Audio Research Ref 160M is out.

    Page 23 of the latest issue of TAS, a full page ad featuring their new Ref 160M. I'm looking forward to the reviews.
    Speakers, Wilson Audio Sasha 2's; line stage, ARC Ref 6; phono pre ARC Ref 3; Amplifier, ARC Ref 75 SE; turntable, Dr. Feickert Firebird with a Kuzma 14 inch 4 pt and Transfiguration Proteus; CD player Ayre C 5 xe; tuner, Magnum Dynalab MD109 SE; Dr. Feickert Analogue CBPS; Double Matrix Professional Sonic RCM; Transparent Audio Isolator 8; Transparent Super cables and IC's; and a Atocha Designs Record Cabinet

  • #2
    We've ordered one, I'm dying to hear it. The ARC guys keep tempting us, saying it's a major breakthrough... Even if it's just slightly better than the GS150, it'll be amazing already!
    Disclosure:
    Alma Music and Audio - La Jolla, CA
    Aqua Hi-Fi - Audio Research - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Bergmann - Brodmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - Devialet - DEQX - ELAC - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Innuos - IsoTek - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Larsen - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Technics - Wharfedale - Wilson Audio - YG Acoustics
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    • Jmwick
      Jmwick commented
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      Kindly relay your impression once you've had it up and running. It's a gorgeous looking piece.

  • #3
    Perhaps next week would be a good time to hear it.

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    • #4
      Not shipping yet, unfortunately...
      Disclosure:
      Alma Music and Audio - La Jolla, CA
      Aqua Hi-Fi - Audio Research - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Bergmann - Brodmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - Devialet - DEQX - ELAC - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Innuos - IsoTek - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Larsen - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Technics - Wharfedale - Wilson Audio - YG Acoustics
      [ http://almaaudio.com ]

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      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Maybe ARC will bring their working units to the show?

      • Jmwick
        Jmwick commented
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        I would imagine they will, it would seem silly to pass up such a venue with a new product.

    • #5
      That seems to be the case, I forgot about Axpona next week...
      Disclosure:
      Alma Music and Audio - La Jolla, CA
      Aqua Hi-Fi - Audio Research - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Bergmann - Brodmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - Devialet - DEQX - ELAC - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Innuos - IsoTek - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Larsen - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Technics - Wharfedale - Wilson Audio - YG Acoustics
      [ http://almaaudio.com ]

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      • #6
        Originally posted by Alex Siufy View Post
        That seems to be the case, I forgot about Axpona next week...

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          Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers, cj ART300 40th Anniversary monoblock Amplifiers; cj GAT preamplifier Series 2; Doshi V3.0 and Thoress Mk. 2 phonostage; VPI Vanquish turntable/12-inch 3D tonearm/Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Fuuga cartridges; Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads/Doshi V3.0 tape stage run balanced; Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords. Stillpoint Aperture panels, MPod Magico feet, 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.

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          • #8
            • 140 watts continuous from 20Hz to 20kHz
            • 2 matched pairs of KT-150s,
            • 2 6H30s
            • Auto Bias
            • 4,8,16 Ohm output connectors
            • RCA and XLR inputs
            • Allows switching between ultra-linear operation (150W) and triode operation (75W)
            • Adjustable fan speed - fan is on the back of the cover
            • Adjustable brightness of meter

            Guessing this is another Livio Cucuzza exterior.

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            Spkr: Wilson Alexias series 2; Amps: Lamm M1.2Ref; Linestage and phono: ARC Ref 10 and ARC Ref 10 Phono; TT: GPA Monaco 2.0; Arms: Kuzma 4Point, Tri-planar Mk. VII U2-SE; Cartridges: Allnic Arrow/Puritas, Benz LP S, Lyra Etna, Transfiguration Phoenix, Denon DL-A100,DL103R; Cables: Shunyata Σ / Σ NR PC/SC/IC; Pwr Cond: Shunyata Triton III, Typhons(3); Isolation: SRA Scuttle3 rack, SRA Ohio Class amp stands, ; Acoustics: Stillpoints Apertures; Audio cat: Finzi

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            • #9
              Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even down to the ultra linear and triode


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              • #10
                Switching between ultraliear and triode is a first on a ARC Amp is it not? I hope they have not lost their mojo after the sad passing of their Chief designer...

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Billy Shears View Post
                  Switching between ultraliear and triode is a first on a ARC Amp is it not? I hope they have not lost their mojo after the sad passing of their Chief designer...
                  Both the Classic and V series from the early 90s operated in Triode mode. Not sure if they were switchable to pentode though.

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                    Dan

                    STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE with SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
                    LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113

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                    • #13
                      Was this auditioned at Axpona?
                      Pure Audio Project Trio 10/Voxativ, 811A Triode monoblocks, First Sound Audio Mark 3SI, Custom TT with Vertere tone arm, Allnic H1201, RT Audio Ultra USB Orpheus EX, Mojo Audio Server with remote Illuminati power supply, Akiko Corelli, Custom power strip direct wired to panel with OFC copper wire. Inakustik Ref Air 2404 Speaker cable. Genesis Interconnects.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by JDZA View Post

                        Both the Classic and V series from the early 90s operated in Triode mode. Not sure if they were switchable to pentode though.
                        i had Classic150 monoblocks in the past and they operated in triode mode only and they sound sublime.
                        VPI HR-X JMW 12.7 Lyra Kleos VPI TNT6 Classic Aluminum Platter upgrade Kuzma Stogi Ref 313VTA Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
                        ARC REF Phono 2SE ARC REF 5SE ARC REF 610T w/ KT120 upgrade
                        Duntech C5000 Princess
                        Pair of Shunyata King Cobra CX Power Cord Pair of Synergistic Research Tesla Precision Power Cord Straightwire Interconnects Synergistic Research Tesla Apex Speaker Wires VPI Phono cable
                        Vintage: ARC SP10MK 2 preamp, a pair of ARC D79B’s ARC EC21 Electronic X Over Magnepan MG3A Rebuilt

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by Metamatic View Post
                          Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even down to the ultra linear and triode


                          I was wondering if VTL operated in ultra linear or is it tetrode/ pentode operation ? But im sure they can be operated in triode mode .

                          VPI HR-X JMW 12.7 Lyra Kleos VPI TNT6 Classic Aluminum Platter upgrade Kuzma Stogi Ref 313VTA Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
                          ARC REF Phono 2SE ARC REF 5SE ARC REF 610T w/ KT120 upgrade
                          Duntech C5000 Princess
                          Pair of Shunyata King Cobra CX Power Cord Pair of Synergistic Research Tesla Precision Power Cord Straightwire Interconnects Synergistic Research Tesla Apex Speaker Wires VPI Phono cable
                          Vintage: ARC SP10MK 2 preamp, a pair of ARC D79B’s ARC EC21 Electronic X Over Magnepan MG3A Rebuilt

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