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Volume level of ARC Ref 5 seems very high
Hifigeek 1 ,question about the gain for both the REF 3 and 5 , as you have the schematics you know the gain can be increased in the REF 3 by soldering a 499 ohm resistor parallel to R9 and R10.Could the original resistor be changed by a higher val... 
Volume level of ARC Ref 5 seems very high
hello Amuseb, just contact ARC and ask if it is also possible in the REF 5 what you can do in the REF 3 to increase the output with 6db.I wonder if by changing the resistors to a higher value the output will decrease.In the REF3 we are talking abo... 
Well done Slikric , have you done it yourself ? I did replace in my two VK1000 for the TFTF V-cap as at the timethe CUTF was released half a year later .It is worth every $ you have spent .More clarity , more dynamics 
Burmester 877 MKII XLR pin polarity
Another answer to your question about connection if the pins are iverted , no problem , you can 't damage anything .You can change the connection at the speakerboxto have the proper phase , just try it to hear you notice any difference 
Burmester 877 MKII XLR pin polarity
The pinning is the following: XLR Pin1 = ground, Pin2 = neg, Pin3 = pos. This pinning is a standard pinning for Burmester units.helle Koslekt1 , this info supplied by Burmester Germany 
ARC Ref. 3 - New Tubes - Need help
Hello Elite , as seen in the schematics the two pairs are as I pointed out above.If you order a quad paired of the 6H30 the position of the tubes do not matter .If you order two pairs use the positions as mentioned.Regards Hans 
ARC Ref. 3 - New Tubes - Need help
hello Elite ,The pairs are V1 + V2 and V3 + V4Greetings from the Netherlands Hans 
KT120 in Audio Research Pre-amp?
so , no problem what I did two years ago , replaced the original 6550 tube by a NOS Tungsol black gitter , replaced in the REF 3 , and the CD7 .regards Hans ( the Netherlands ) 
Which power amplifier match audio research ref 3
Hello Raybanma , I 'm still using with my REF 3 two monoblocks BAT VK1000 , due to the fact in one unit two amps , they are used in biamp mode for my B&W 800 speakers.The inputimp. of the BAT is a perfect match for the REF3 .The sound together... 
Capacitor question
Following a thread in 2009 of David Garretson about improving the BAT 150SE , I did all the mods in my two BAT 's VK1000 , ofcourse including the Vcaps.I also had to replace all the Nichicon 10000mFd caps due to not having anymore flat top caps.Th... 
Amplification to B&W 800 Diamond
Hello Frank , I'm still using a pair of BAT VK1000 ampswith my B&W 800N , I use them in the bi amp mode .Pre amp is the ARC REF3 ( modified )For me its a marriage in heaven ! 
low bass on Audio Research LS27
Hello Hifigeek1 , well I 'm living in Europe , so sending the amp is speaking for me no option .But I can supply you the schematics , would this help ? 
who has done the ARC REF5 upgrade to SE
OK forummembers , don 't take the efford as described above,the boss of the importer in Germany has given me all the answers I was looking for .We can stop this topic 
who has done the ARC REF5 upgrade to SE
Hello forummembers ,nobody of you have given an answer to the topic , so again , who of you do have the 5SE version , and is willing to open the 1000 screws of the toplid and have a look at the transformer , the blue coloured thing just behind the... 
who has done the ARC REF5 upgrade to SE
We can stop this thread as a forummember took the time to open the upperlid of the REF5 and took a look inside to answer my simple question .I think he is the only member who has done this upgrade as no answer from other REF5 owners .Grrrr