Audio Research Reference Series Upgrades

Posted on 16th September, 2015

Audio Research Reference Series Upgrades

One of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio, Audio Research was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind - To advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction.

In spite of such great success, the engineers and designers at Audio Research have been hard at work overhauling their amplifiers with a new line of the SE: Reference 75, 150 and 250. After announcing that the GS150 amplifier would feature the new KT150 output tube, Audio Reference were asked whether they would incorporate them in their Reference amplifiers.

Not satisfied with merely changing output tubes, the company decided to also include substantial performance upgrades in the Reference amplifiers to coincide with the changeover to the KT150. In addition to changing from the KT120 to the KT150 output tube, there are a number of active and passive parts changes in the SE amplifiers that result in dramatic sonic improvements giving you a performance like never before.

According to Audio Research, these new improvements are immediate and gratifying. Simply put, they are better in every way: purity and lack of grain, resolution, micro and macro dynamics, separation and instrumental focus, phase and time coherence, and greatly improved bass weight, authority and control.

Reference 75, 150, and 250 amplifiers can be fully upgraded to include all SE enhancements, adding further value and performance for owners of existing amplifiers. Upgrades for the U.S. and Canada will be performed by the Audio Research factory. Australian customers can contact the local distributor, Synergy Audio Visual to schedule their upgrade.

Pricing for the upgrade: Ref 75 > Ref 75SE ($5000), Ref 150 > Ref 150SE ($9000), Ref 250 > Ref 250SE ($8000) which includes installation and testing by Synergy Audio Visual technician or agent.

Contact Synergy Audio Visual or your local Audio Research dealer for more information.

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