ARC REF3 and Boulder 2060-a match made in heaven
I just recieved an ARC REF3 to go along with my Boulder 2060. They are driving Dynaudio Temptations. What a combo. I had been using my Switchman 3 as the primary preamp but I wasn't happy. The sound was detailed with excellent imaging
but had a very hard edge to it. When I switched to the ARC, everything fell into place. Beautiful timber to the midrange, excellent bass with a coherent image side to side. The front to back image was also better, but my room and speaker location are not optimized yet, and I think that that in particular suffers. I will be moving into my new room in about 3 weeks, with much more optimal (read into the room) speaker placement, and acoustical management.
Meanwhile, I can't turn it off.