Audio Research A100?


Have any of you ever used/ heard the Audio Research A100? what can you tell me about it and its sound characteristics?

How does it compare to an Audio Research D130?

Thanks.

Setup:

NHT2.5i mains
Rotel Rcd 971 cdp (transport)
MSB Half Nelson Link III
Audio Research LS 3Br preamp

I want to tame the tweeters, control the bass and get some good midrange presence (which is a bit recessed with these speakers) without making the sound rolled off or lifeless. Dimensionality and air is very important to me.

thanks.

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I believe you are referring to the ARC 100.2 power amplifier not A100. The 100.2 is a better amp than the D-130. It has significantly better bass control, dynamics and frequency extension; however, I felt it was bettered by the Ayre V-3 power amplifier which is my current reference (more air, more refined musically, with better midrange and top to bottom balance).
try a good old D-100A .