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Anything SS sounds better than D'Agostino ?
As others have noted, you evaluate equipment using YouTube? Come back when you're serious. 
Review: Merlin Music Systems TSM-MXr Monitor
Of course robbob (Robert Brody) failed to disclose that he worked for Merlin. Not that it matters now, but I just came across the post (again), so potential buyers of used Merlin should know to take this review with a huge grain of salt. 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Good news. My dealer, Dave Wasserman of Stereo Exchange, informed me today that Audio Research will work with me on upgrading my Reference 6. The price is fair, so I thank them both. 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Thank you, tomic601. Wasserman at Stereo Exchange got back to me and is going to ask ARC about working something out. He made no promises, but we'll see. 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
I've been a fan of the ARC sound since 1992; however, I've also owned high-end equipment from Pass, Levinson, Rowland, Wadia, Classe, etc. I think the new ARC stuff is the best-sounding yet, but customer service and appreciation is at an all-time ... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Those may be valid observations, but I wonder how many parts in the 6SE are truly unique. I doubt, for example, that it has a whole new circuit board. If it were truly revolutionary, it would be called the Reference 7. Also, knowing at least six m... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
ARC wasn't sitting on inventory. That would perhaps make its behavior marginally understandable. Dave Gordon and Wasserman could have simply said the 6SE was coming out in two months and I could have suffered with my LS28 for another few weeks. Or... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Comparing Audio Research (McIntosh Group), which is not a "tech company," to gigantic Apple (mass-marketed phones and computers) isn't really relevant. With computers, they're outdated in 18 months or so. Everyone knows that. ARC deals in a niche ... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
I'd prefer a new 6SE, but I'd be OK with upgrading mine, depending on the cost of each. I'd be happy to pay the difference ($2k) for a new one, but I think there should be no charge for an upgrade. Sound reasonable? 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Had I purchased a used Reference 6 this wouldn't be an issue. Yesterday I sent the dealer, Stereo Exchange (Dave Wasserman), an email asking whether I'd be given any consideration for an upgrade. I'll keep you posted, but I'm certainly not banking... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
kren0006: The Reference 6 I purchased hadn't even been manufactured. I had to wait several weeks. The 6E came just a few weeks later. It would have cost ARC nothing and would have rewarded a loyal customer who has spent close to $100,000 on ARC ge... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
I am done with Audio Research. I have seen a HUGE decline in customer service and how it treats people. Fortunately, there are still some great ones, like Pass, Vandersteen and a few others, but how disappointing to see this transformation. 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
Honesty. I specifically asked. 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
This has nothing to do with being happy with the sound. It has to do with honesty, ethics, integrity and treating customers right. Especially those of nearly 30 years and those who specifically asked if a new product was imminent. And it's even mo... 
Audio Research LS 26 vs LS 28
I've owned the LS26, LS27 and LS28 (and LS2B, LS15, LS25 and so on). The difference between the LS26 and LS27 was noticeable, but the difference between the LS27 and LS28 was dramatic. As a traditionalist and a fan of Audio Research since 1992, I ...