Audio Research

Audio Research Reference 5 Stereo Tube Preamplifier; ARC Ref 5

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Product: Audio Research Reference 5 Stereo Tube Preamplifier; ARC Ref 5

Product SKU: 13384

Serial Number: 50204905

Voltage: 120V

Cosmetic Description: 9/10 Excellent condition with no notable blemishes. 

What is Included: Preamplifier, 5 Russian Sovtek 6H30 tubes, 1 Russian 6550 tube, Remote, Manual, Screwdriver, Power cable, Factory packaging

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.

Age: 6 Years

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

MSRP: $12000

Other Notes: Tube hours: ~1790

"A great soundstage like all ARC Reference preamps, it now brings sterling neutrality, resolution, definition, dimensionality, and bloom not just to the midrange but also to the bottom octaves and the top ones, better preserves large-scale dynamic scale at all intensities from top to bottom, and is audibly and significantly more detailed than its predecessor."

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Reviews:  The Absolute Sound
What HiFi
Home Theater Review

Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $99- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.