ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103
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    ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103

    Hi Guys,

    Looking at the SS103 to replace my current power amps. My speakers are Sasha 2.

    Any comments on the compatibility?

    The ARC preamps tend to be high gain... giving me a slight noise from speakers up close..

    Thanks in advance


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    ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103

    Wouldn’t be my pick. Look at a GS150 or REF75SE


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    Re: ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103

    Quote Originally Posted by gapple88 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Looking at the SS103 to replace my current power amps. My speakers are Sasha 2.

    Any comments on the compatibility?

    The ARC preamps tend to be high gain... giving me a slight noise from speakers up close..

    Thanks in advance


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Wouldn’t be my pick. Look at a GS150 or REF75SE


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    I have used my ARC Ref. 6 pre-amp with both an ARC GS-150 and Pass XA 100.8's on Sasha 2's with no noise from speakers up close.
    With my current Avantgarde Duo XD's which are 107db efficient I am using ARC Ref. 160's and there is virtually no noise.
    I am using 20' long balanced interconnects from pre-amp to amps.
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    Re: ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103

    Quote Originally Posted by gapple88 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Looking at the SS103 to replace my current power amps. My speakers are Sasha 2.

    Any comments on the compatibility?

    The ARC preamps tend to be high gain... giving me a slight noise from speakers up close..

    Thanks in advance


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    I had this combo till just recently. No compatibility issue at all, excellent match.

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    Re: ARC ref 6 into Vitus SS 103

    SS-103 can be ordered with different gain levels if required. I had the SS-103 on home dem and there is a lot to like about it. However, I found it lacks speed and transparency to some other amps and so moved on.
    I would therefore make sure that the pre-amp I was using didn't add to this. Having spent some time with the Ref 10, I would think the Ref 6 should be fine.