audio research REF Anniversary 40

audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby 930turbo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:15 pm

Hi guys ,

I had a chance to do an upgrade before the year end . I was able to to sell my ARC REF 5SE and finally got the linestage/ preamp of my dream the ARC REF Anniversary 40 . All I can say is that it’s much better than my REF 5SE in my system . My dealer gave me 1 week to audition it at home and once I heard it there was no turning back . This preamp/ linestage will be a keeper just like my ARC SP10 MK2 . Here are some pictures .

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VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby Brf » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:06 pm

Very very nice, congrats. No more looking back over your shoulder, that’s an end game pre amp!
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby 930turbo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:19 pm

Hi Brf (997C4S)

Thanks very much for the nice words it is indeed a destination preamp/ linestage .

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VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby Lewisranchmike » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:18 pm

930turbo wrote:Hi guys ,

I had a chance to do an upgrade before the year end . I was able to to sell my ARC REF 5SE and finally got the linestage/ preamp of my dream the ARC REF Anniversary 40 . All I can say is that it’s much better than my REF 5SE in my system . My dealer gave me 1 week to audition it at home and once I heard it there was no turning back . This preamp/ linestage will be a keeper just like my ARC SP10 MK2 . Here are some pictures .

930

AWSOME, my next move up when I can:0)

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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby 930turbo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:51 pm

Lewisranchmike wrote:
930turbo wrote:Hi guys ,

I had a chance to do an upgrade before the year end . I was able to to sell my ARC REF 5SE and finally got the linestage/ preamp of my dream the ARC REF Anniversary 40 . All I can say is that it’s much better than my REF 5SE in my system . My dealer gave me 1 week to audition it at home and once I heard it there was no turning back . This preamp/ linestage will be a keeper just like my ARC SP10 MK2 . Here are some pictures .

930

AWSOME, my next move up when I can:0)

Mike in Austin


You should Mike it’s worth it . Some of audiophile friends told me w/ the amount of money I added I should have gotten the REF 6 , but I don’t have any buyers remorse , I’m confident the REF Anniversary 40 may equal or exceed the performance of the REF 6.
VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby GT4mac » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:00 am

Congratulations! 930 turbo
Thats a great looking preamp!
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby 930turbo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:03 am

Thanks GT4mac , it’s really a step up compared to the already exceptional REF 5SE
VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby gene9p » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:10 am

beautiful.....congrats!!!!!
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Re: audio research REF Anniversary 40

Postby 930turbo » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:36 pm

Thanks Gene9p
VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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