Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?
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    Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Hi


    Wonder when the official news will break ?

    Keen to hear the improvements.


    Jozua

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

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    Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Where did you hear this? It's news to me.

    Did your dealer in South Africa tell you?

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Mike

    I heard it iin the passing from a visiting tourist..

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    The rumor has been out there for quite awhile...
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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    There are times when shell is there but innards are missing or scant. my order of Gs 150 never materalized
    Now i am hallucinating that engineers have worked their magic and created another msterwork call it ref 160 or whatever.
    I am in line if it is true?

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Hi Sam,

    Welcome to the forum. Thank you for joining.
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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi Sam,

    Welcome to the forum. Thank you for joining.
    Thanks joe,Glad to be here!

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam5 View Post
    There are times when shell is there but innards are missing or scant. my order of Gs 150 never materalized
    Now i am hallucinating that engineers have worked their magic and created another msterwork call it ref 160 or whatever.
    I am in line if it is true?
    I suspect the Ref 160 might not be an illusion,I could see preserved Gs 150 meters,unless AR decide to merge 150 line and create an updated model Ref 160 SE
    any thoughts?

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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam5 View Post
    I suspect the Ref 160 might not be an illusion,I could see preserved Gs 150 meters,unless AR decide to merge 150 line and create an updated model Ref 160 SE
    any thoughts?
    Since no one has added ,let me guess is the expected Ref 160 is Mono block or a stereo AMP?
    Do you wish it to have meeters ??
    Have updated circuit boards ,sentry moniroing,tubebias adjustment, a self diagnostic amp for faults?
    Price 2-3 times to ref 150??
    Any dealers heard through the Grape vine??

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