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Audio Research Ref 10 vs 40th Anniversary preamp
I had the Ref 5se and really liked it. I demoed the ref 6 from my dealer and couldn’t believe the difference in the 2 of them.  The 6 was better in every way in my system. I sold the 5 se and had to buy the 6 brand new.  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
They are now working on the latest and greatest Ref 7 right now. I really should of just went and bought a used Ref 10. I really seriously regret that I didn’t.  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
It says Ref 6 on both front and back of unit pics. So in my opinion that is not a pic of the new Ref 6 se.  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
If u enlarge that pic of the Ref 6 se the writing on the pre amp says Ref 6.  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
fsonicsmith. I too was looking at the info and photo of the new Ref 6 se on the Arc website. If u enlarge the pic of the Ref 6 se u will notice that it is of a pic the Ref 6 and not a pic of the new Ref 6 se.  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
I owned an  used Arc ref 5 se for a few months before upping it to the a brand new ref 6. Big difference in sound. Wondering how much better will the ref 6se sound compares to the 6. I am kinda disappointed Arc came out with a ref 6se so soon. It ... 
Problem with Ref 5SE
Also agreed to what Johnny R from Audio Connection said about the large caps. They also needed to be secured with the foam pads that Arc uses to secure them with shipping. I forgot to mention that also. Both my 5se and 6 came to me with the foam u... 
Problem with Ref 5SE
I thought and I was right about what I posted on my opinion on this problem. I still feel as I posted something happened in transit. Especially that the tubes were left in their sockets. I would still contact the seller and talk to him about your ... 
Problem with Ref 5SE
Metal top hold in more heat. As metal attracts heat. Not so much with plastic.  
Problem with Ref 5SE
I have had the 5se and now the ref 6. Both are dead quiet with and without stock power cord. I believe all of your tests you will do will be of no help. Tubes , power supply , power cord etc. I believe something happened in transit. Especially tha... 
What is your most beautiful component?
My Arc Ref 6. Runner up is my B&W 800 matrix. Or maybe the other way around. Lol.  
$27,500 for whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???
First of all if you can afford a pair of $850,000 speakers what’s $25,000 for a paint job ? It’s very cheap. If I had that kind of $$$$ for a pair of speakers and if I wanted them that color I’d spend the money. That’s pocket change.  
... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
Shunyata Research King Cobra CX > ARC Ref 6 preamp. Shunyata Sigma HC > Krell FPB 600 amp. Shunyata Sigma Digital > Rega ISIS cdp.  
ARC Ref 3 - thoughts?
Totally agree. I had the Ref 5 se for about 4 months and my dealer lent me the Ref 6. What a big difference. With everything. Was really truly amazed. It’s definitely a keeper.  
ARC Ref 3 - thoughts?
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