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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Looks like they are copying the look and functionally of VTL.
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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Looks like they are copying the look and functionally of VTL.
    Exactly !

    Visually not my cup of tea.

    Hopefully, at this price point ARC will provide the option of ordering the amp with a solid aluminum fascia?

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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Dam... I want a pair... too bad I will never be able to afford them ...
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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobvin View Post
    Dammit, now Iíve got an audio boner! Iíve been waiting for the next from ARC since I bought my REF75, and have always wanted to put monos on my Alexia. Plus, my room needs some new bling.

    Sadly, my wife is going through a bit of career stress at this time, so I won't be buying anything with this kind of price tag until things settle down.
    +1 on the audio boner. The amp looks spectacular.
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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Looks terrific and exactly what I would want if deciding to upgrade from my PrinaLuna HP monoblocks. The autobias in particular is a very welcome feature.

    Now, I do wonder how much better sounding these would actually be? Worth an extra $22,000?!?
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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    Any impressions of the new 160Ms at Axpona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Any impressions of the new 160Ms at Axpona?
    Excellent. Gorgeous looking and layering after layering of sound.

    I canít wait to get these in the store.


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    Re: Audio Research 160M

    so still in the "musical" phase of current ARC amps?

    I'm just hoping they don't return to the SS-ish sound of old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    so still in the "musical" phase of current ARC amps?

    I'm just hoping they don't return to the SS-ish sound of old.
    Oh most definitely. In spades.


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    I think the Audio Research 160M looks spectacular in black.


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