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Problem with AR Ref 300 Mk II - any experience?
Thanks to everybody for the valuable input!I took the amp to out local ARC service center today, and asked them already for the things you suggest (cueck the circuit board, check all tubes,...).[Because someone asked: I bought the amps 3 years ago... 
Problem with AR Ref 300 Mk II - any experience?
Hi Bifwynne,thank you for your input! I already decided to have our local ARC service guy look at the whole amp...[in fact: a few days after having bought the amps, the other one has had a problem, and I had it checked completely then].One questio... 
Problem with AR Ref 300 Mk II - any experience?
Hi BIF: thank you for your suggestions - quite correct(see below)Hi Beersum8,hi Gert,thanks for the reply - you have been absolutly correct: the fuse war broken! I took the one from the other amp and it was up and running again. I recognised that ... 
Problem with AR Ref 300 Mk II - any experience?
Corrected the subject (ARC for Audio Research, not AR) 
Does the ARC Ref5 sound better than Ref2/3 ?
Is there already a Ref5-MkII? Or is this a statement for the future? 
Does the ARC Ref5 sound better than Ref2/3 ?
Hi Aldavis: thanks, sounds promising. A know that ARC themselves claim that it might take up to 600 hours to totally burn in the Ref5 - I was not aware that this can help the bass as well. I will repost then. 
ARC-Ref210 vs ARC-Ref610T at medium levels ??
Hi Dev, good to know that you did like the Ref5! But you are right: the price difference became rather small: aone-year old Ref5 with 300-600 hours on the tubes and still 2 years of warranty is approx 7.5k€ (some 10kUS$), and a 3 to 5 year old Ref... 
ARC-Ref210 vs ARC-Ref610T at medium levels ??
Hi Dev, I know what you mean. This is why I drive a Mercedes 12 cylinder, a Bentley and an old Rolls Royce. They drive more relaxful at lower speeds, you dont hear them, yet you know: if you need power, it is simply there, silent and mightyful. It... 
ARC-Ref210 vs ARC-Ref610T at medium levels ??
Hi Tdaudio, thanks for your input. You are right - so many tubes are a heating source. Since my listening room is downstaires in the basement it tends to be (too) cool anyway, so a few degrees more might be welcome... Nevertheless for all the othe... 
ARC-Ref210 vs ARC-Ref610T at medium levels ??
Hi Microstrip, thanks for the information (although it could cost me a lot of money)... 
ARC Ref-300 or 600 or 210: Which sounds best ?
Lostbears, thanks a lot! You and Hifigeek1 give me confidence that going for the Ref 210s will be the right decision (especially given the Ref-5 being the preamp).In terms of weight, heat, measures, number of tubes, power consumption... I am not u... 
ARC Ref-300 or 600 or 210: Which sounds best ?
Hi, thanks for all your [email protected]: I agree, they all sound [email protected]: I got a Ref5 for testing today, will listenextensivly next weekend. The dealer promised that the difference to the Ref2MkII is [email protected]: I do like the VT150s...