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Whether you’re looking to start your hifi journey with their stellar fully integrated tube amplifier the I/50, or upgrade your existing analog set up with a Reference Phono 3SE preamplifier, our experts are ready to audition Audio Research’s incredible lineup of components for you.

Power Amplifiers

At the heart of our Power Amplifiers is decades of proven Audio Research vacuum tube technology, a legacy unrivaled by any other manufacturer of tube electronics. Developed through hundreds of hours of critical listening, the carefully selected components comprising our Power Amplifiers combine to provide an array of amplifiers which transcends traditional hi-fi, instead relaying music with realism and tangibility.

Preamplifiers

Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. In 1973, the SP3 was hailed as the best preamplifier available, and this tradition of excellence has continued ever since. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and power.

Audio Research:

A History of Innovation in High-End Audio

Audio Research is a leading manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, founded in 1969 by Bill Johnson. The company is known for its innovative amplifiers, preamplifiers, and phono stages, which are designed to deliver the purest possible sound reproduction.

Audio Research's first product was the AR-1 amplifier, which was introduced in 1970. The AR-1 was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Audio Research as a leading manufacturer of high-end audio equipment.

In the years since the AR-1, Audio Research has introduced a wide range of innovative audio products, including the Reference 110 amplifier, the Reference 20 preamp, and the PH-7 phono stage. The company's products are used by audiophiles and recording studios around the world, and they are among the finest audio equipment available.

Audio Research is committed to research and development, and the company is constantly pushing the boundaries of audio technology. Audio Research's products are used by audiophiles and recording studios around the world, and they are among the finest audio equipment available.

Here are some of the key milestones in Audio Research's history:

  • 1969: Audio Research is founded by Bill Johnson.
  • 1970: The AR-1 amplifier is introduced.
  • 1972: The AR-2 preamplifier is introduced.
  • 1974: The AR-3 phono stage is introduced.
  • 1982: The Reference 110 amplifier is introduced.
  • 1985: The Reference 20 preamp is introduced.
  • 1990: The PH-7 phono stage is introduced.
  • 2000: The Reference 100 amplifier is introduced.
  • 2005: The Reference 3 preamp is introduced.
  • 2010: The PH-8 phono stage is introduced.

Audio Research's commitment to innovation and quality has helped to make the company one of the leading manufacturers of high-end audio equipment. Audio Research products are used by audiophiles and recording studios around the world, and they are among the finest audio equipment available.

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