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Audio Research Reference 5 SE Preamplifier *SOLD*


*Very good condition
*Comes with remote control
*No box

Product Description

The Reference 5 SE was a delight to use. All of its controls were intuitive and positive, and the single-ended and balanced connectors were all nicely solid.
With the Ref 5 SE, instruments sounded more like themselves, more alive. Violas were more distinct from cellos and violins, and each woodwind retained more of its inherent characteristics, whether it was the woody, airy tone of a clarinet or the reedier buzz of an oboe. The rich way the Ref 5 SE portrayed instruments also made it easier to discern individual musicians in a chorus or orchestra, the differences in timbre and texture enhancing the image specificity to create a nearly holographic effect.


Type: Tube linestage preamplifier
Tube complement: Four 6H30P dual triodes, plus one 6550C and one 6H30P in power supply
Frequency response: +0-3dB, 0.5Hz to 200kHz at rated output
Distortion: Less than .01% at 2v RMS BAL output
Gain: 12dB, balanced output; 6dB, SE output
Input impedance: 120k ohms, balanced; 60k ohms, unbalanced
Inputs: CD, Tuner, Video, Phono, Aux 1, Aux 2, Processor (XLR and RCA connectors)
Output impedance: 600 ohms, balanced; 300 ohms, unbalanced
Outputs: 2 main, 1 tape (XLR and RCA connectors)
Maximum input: 20v RMS, balanced
Dimensions: 19″ x 7″ x 15.5″
Weight: 30.4 lbs.
Voltage: 220-240V AC 50-60Hz

Return & Refund Policy

• All Pre-Owned items have been tested before listing.
• We encourage buyers to test and verify the equipment condition at our showroom (1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, Unit 03-35) — pre-owned condition as shown on our listed page.

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