Audio Research

REF6

Almost since the inception of the brand, Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and power. The Reference 6 is the latest chapter of the story. **Price In USD**

Regular price $14,000.00
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Almost since the inception of the brand, Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and power. The Reference 6 is the latest chapter of the story. **Price In USD**

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +0-3dB, 0.4Hz to 200kHz at rated output (Balanced, 200k ohms load). 
  • DISTORTION: Less than .01% at 2V RMS BAL output.
  • GAIN: Main output: 12dB Balanced output, 6dB SE output.  Record out: 0dB (Processor input: 0dB BAL output).
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE: 120K ohms Balanced, 60K ohms SE.  Inputs: 4 balanced, 4 single-ended. Assignable processor passthrough.
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 600 ohms Balanced, 300 ohms SE Main (2). 20K ohms minimum load and 2000pF maximum capacitance. Outputs (3): 2 main, 1 record out (XLR and RCA connectors).
  • OUTPUT POLARITY: Non-inverting.
  • MAXIMUM INPUT: 18V RMS BAL, 9V RMS SE.
  • RATED OUTPUTS: 2V RMS (1V RMS SE) into 200K ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability is 70V RMS at less than 0.5% THD at 1kHz).
  • CROSSTALK: -88dB or better at 1kHz and 10 kHz.
  • CONTROLS: otary encoders: Volume (103 steps), Select Input.  Push Buttons:  Power, Menu, Enter, Mono, Invert, Mute.
  • POWER SUPPLIES: Electronically regulated low and high voltage supplies.  Automatic 45 sec. warm-up/brown-out mute.  Line regulation better than .01%.
  • NOISE: 1.7uV RMS residual IHF weighted balanced equivalent input noise with volume at 1 (109dB below 2V RMS output.)
  • TUBE COMPLEMENT: (6)-6H30P dual triodes, plus (1 each) 6550WE and 6H30P in power supply.
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS: 100-135VAC 60Hz (200-250VAC 50/60Hz) 130 watts.  Standby: 2 watts.
  • DIMENSIONS: Width: 19” (48 cm), Height: 7.8” (19.8 cm), Depth: 16.5” (41.9 cm)