Audio Research GSPre Stereo Tube Preamplifier
Product: Audio Research GSPre Stereo Tube Preamplifier
Product SKU: 15434
Serial Number: 46741
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including minuscule nicks around the faceplate edges. There is a small nick on the left handle and a faint scuff on the left side of the faceplate and rear edge of the top surface. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: Preamplifier, 6 Sovtek 6H30P tubes, Remote, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 3 years
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Tube Hours: 7226
"Carrying an MSRP of $15,000, it is slightly more than the $13,000 REF 5SE, which in some ways sonically bests the GSPre. But the GSPre must be put in proper perspective; where the REF 5SE is strictly a linestage, the GSPre is a full-function preamplifier in the best ARC tradition, with an outstanding phonostage and headphone amplifier built in. Having reviewed all the past ARC phonostages over the last five years, I find that the performance of the GSPre’s onboard phono is in the neighborhood of the PH7 and PH8.
The GSPre feels as if ARC has read my mind and produced a bespoke preamplifier to perfectly suit my visual and sonic requirements. The GSPre combines the design sensibilities of ARC’s Italian partners, while leveraging 40 years of award winning vacuum tube component design. To say the result succeeds brilliantly is the understatement of the year."
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