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Audio Research Reference 3 Preamplifier (Pre-owned)

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned

Original RRP - £8,400 / Our Price - SOLD

This is a preowned item which was traded in by one of our customers. It is great condition but we do not have the original packaging. We do have the original remote.

The Audio Research Refrerence series is a true high-end range of amplifiers. They are regarded by many as some of the best ever made. 

What Hifi reviews the Ref 3 in 2007 and said "We could go on about the Reference 3's ability to define the body and decay of a note better than anything else we've heard. We could rave over its skill in unravelling a busy mix so you can follow each musical strand with ease. We could even eulogise the expansive soundstage it delivers. But we think you get the idea by now. We've fallen for this preamp big time."

"Breakthrough" is an overused term, but it is the most fitting word to describe the Ref 3. The Ref3 is so good that it is startling when you hear it in your system. It presents an immense soundstage that makes everything else sound one-dimensional. Voices and instruments have real body and weight, with pinpoint focus. The deep, powerful bass is fast, articulate, and controlled. It possesses a dynamic swing that is breathtaking. And, most importantly, there is a directness and immediacy that connects the listener with the performance. The results are simply thrilling.

This item is available for demonstration in our showroom located in Marylebone, London.

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned range

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