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Audio Research Reference 3 Pre-Amp

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New valves in 2019, 600 hrs use since.

£9,800.00 £3,500.00

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Description: Tubed, remote-controlled line preamplifier with full sets of balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs, and Processor Loop. Tube complement: four 6H30P dual triodes, plus one 6550C and one 6H30P for power-supply regulation.

Brand: Audio Research

Model Name/Number: Reference 3 Pre-Amp

Price (RRP): £9800

Choice Hifi Price: £3500

Product Information:

Maximum voltage gain: main output (single-ended or balanced input), 11.6dB; balanced output, 5.6dB single-ended output. Frequency response: 0.2Hz–200kHz , +0/–3dB, at rated output (balanced, 200k ohms load). Distortion: <0.01% at 2V RMS balanced output. Input impedance: 120k ohms balanced, 60k ohms single-ended. Output impedance: 600 ohms balanced, 300 ohms single-ended main (2), 20k ohms minimum load and 2000pF maximum capacitance. Output polarity: noninverting. Maximum output: 20V RMS maximum balanced, 10V RMS single-ended. Rated output: 2V RMS (1V RMS single-ended) into 200k ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability is 30V RMS at <0.5% THD at 1kHz). Noise: 2.7µV RMS residual IHF-weighted balanced noise output with volume at 1 (106dB below 2V RMS output).
Dimensions: 19″ (485mm) W by 7″ (178mm) H by 15.5″ (394mm) D. Handles extend 1.5″ (38mm) forward of front panel. Weight: 29.6 lbs (13.5kg) net, 43 lbs (19.5kg) shipping.9

Age: 12 Years

Condition: 9/10

Voltage: N/A

Finish/Colour: Silver

Packaging? Yes

Accessories? Yes

Item Location: In Stock

Status: Second Hand

Dimensions 5708473 cm