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Audio Research No Longer Has A CD Player In Its Product Lineup
riaa_ etc .... Sorry to be disagreeable.  I owned the CD-8 for about 9 years.  It gave me great service.  I since swapped up to the CD-9SE and it has been totally reliable. I haven't tried the DAC side of the house yet, but many forum members have... 
Has anyone heard that ARC discontinued the Ref CD-9SE?
Jafant,I am confident that ARC will stand behind their new (as yet to be released) CD players and equally confident that ARC will stand behind their "old" CD players that use the Pro 2 transport. Not sure what ARC will do, but I am sure that ARC w... 
Has anyone heard that ARC discontinued the Ref CD-9SE?
Jab, for some reason, $1500 comes to mind.  If it was $500, I would have kept the CD-8 and replaced the transport.ghdprentice, ... I really should try the DAC side of my CD-9SE.  Your experience is pushing me.ThanksBTW, I traded some emails with A... 
Has anyone heard that ARC discontinued the Ref CD-9SE?
Jab, ... ARC could have fixed my CD-8 if I sprang for a replacement transport, which I recall they had in stock at the time.  However, the repair/replace cost was in excess of the value of the CD-8.  I was able to pick up an almost new CD-9SE for ... 
Has anyone heard that ARC discontinued the Ref CD-9SE?
Did a web search for companies that sell Phillips Pro 2 transports.  I found one company that may have spares:  enco.  I passed this along to arc.  They probably know, ... but just in case .... 
Has anyone heard that ARC discontinued the Ref CD-9SE?
Jafant and ghdprentice .... I do not know if ARC has spares for repair.  I hope they do because the transport is a mechanical device and it will wear out in time.  I used to own the Ref CD-8, which also uses the Pro 2 transport.  Last year, the tr... 
Turntables.....A point of diminishing returns?
Lewm, I agree with you 100%.  I have a first generation tricked up VPI  Classic 2.7 (sic).  It is actually a basic Classic 1/2 plinth, which I improved.  Many years ago, I switched out the basic 600 rpm motor to a Classic 3 300 rpm motor.  Shortly... 
Replacement Motor for a Vintage Thorens TD 160 Turntable
Thanks again.  So far, the fix seems to be working.  I just bought my son an Ortofon 2M Bronze for his birthday, which I think will be good match for the Thorens TP 16 arm (7.5 grams effective mass) and his system.  I checked the Vinyl Engine webs... 
Replacement Motor for a Vintage Thorens TD 160 Turntable
I would like to thank everybody again for their helpful comments. So, ... as I mentioned above, my son took his TT to the local shop for a look-see.  He asked the shop to pay special attention to the big caps and other passives.  The shop reported... 
ARC REF 150SE vs REF 160S
This thread is almost 8 months old, but I would like to respond to gpgr4blu's last post.  Gpgr4blu said that: I moved from the Ref 150 to Ref 150 with KT 150s which ARC reps told me was almost as good as the Ref 150se. Then I moved up to Ref160 mo... 
Replacement Motor for a Vintage Thorens TD 160 Turntable
Thanks to all for the comments and helpful suggestions.  I passed everything to my son.  He told me that he is taking the Thorens to a local electronics repair shop and told the shop to check all the caps that can be seen, especially the jump star... 
Replacement Motor for a Vintage Thorens TD 160 Turntable
Thanks guys.  Dekay, ... large cap. uuuhm.  That could be a possibility.  If the cap jump starts the motor, that could be the culprit. My son says that the problem occurs on start up.  He told me that he has to give the platter a push to get it st... 
Replacement Motor for a Vintage Thorens TD 160 Turntable
My son has done enough checking to isolate the problem to the motor.  So I ask, is it possible to buy a new or rebuilt motor?  Or, are there any shops that can rebuild the motor?If not, I surmise that the TT is scrap. The belt is OK.  
Audio Research Ref 10 vs 40th Anniversary preamp
Respectfully, techno_dude,... I do not agree with your comment.  The Ref 6 is a wonderful preamp.  The SE upgrade made the Reg 6 sound better.  I understand that the changes consisted mostly of new caps and wire.  ARC is constantly trying to impro... 
Audio Research Ref 10 vs 40th Anniversary preamp
Well guys, I am back again, ... 1 year and a few months later, ... with some comments about the ARC Ref 6SE and the significance of break-in.  So, I finally swapped out my Ref 6 for the SE upgrade in the Fall of 2020.  I am happy to report that I ...