Stereo Amplifier

$22,000.00

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SKU: aae-audio-research-Reference REF160M-1 Category: Tags: ,
Description

Description

Audio Research is pleased to announce the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. A vacuum-tube design, it follows in the footsteps of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier, introduced in 2018, which has won multiple amplifier-of the-year honors from publications such as Stereophile, Hi-Fi+, and others.

The Reference 160S (REF160S) carries-over the stunning look of the 160M, with dual GhostMeters™ that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes.

The 160S continues the feature set introduced in the 160M, including a proprietary auto-bias circuit, switchable Triode or Ultralinear modes of operation, balanced and single-ended inputs, and an output tube monitoring mode. The 160S also uses a four-layer circuit board, allowing music to emanate from a jet-black background.

With a weight of 100 lbs. and a chassis depth of 21.5“(54.6 cm), two rear handles were added to make it easier to lift and move. Larger 120mm, low profile fans are built into the bottom cover plate horizontally to provide ventilation.

The REF160S distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M into one beautiful and attainable chassis. It was designed for the music lover in all of us.

Brand

Brand

Audio Research

For over 40 years, Audio Research has remained a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design, with HIGH DEFINITION as the hallmark of the company's products. Audio Research was founded by William Z. Johnson, whose efforts almost single-handedly revived vacuum-tube designs. Many industry observers consider Johnson one of the true originators of the concept of "high-end" audio as it exists today.  Audio Research products have demonstrated lasting residual value with many attaining "collector" status.  As Audio Research’s premier audio specialist retailer in America, Overture invites you to experience the incredible audio performance of Audio Research. If you are interested in purchasing an Audio Research component, you can trade-in any electronic component or speaker brand for on it by filling out Overture's Trade-In Form.