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    Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    A little birdie whispered in my ear that we can expect a new reference to be announced early next year..

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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Of course the world needs another $30,000 pre-Amp. Just kidding, I respect ARC, but dam... how many ultra expensive pre-amps do we really need.

    I have a friend who got rid of a Ref 10 liking the Stage 2 performance much better .
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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Just my opinion only. I'm very happy with my Ref 10. I have no desire to "chase the rainbow" any longer! Money spent elsewhere on things that really matter more in my life. It will be interesting the "improvement" they make on it. Is it actually a step forward or just "different" to appease the OCD?
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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    It looks like you have a fantastic system! Obviously I was kidding about the Ref10. I would love to try one . But, as you said, there are other areas in my life .
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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharp 2160 View Post
    Just my opinion only. I'm very happy with my Ref 10. I have no desire to "chase the rainbow" any longer! Money spent elsewhere on things that really matter more in my life. It will be interesting the "improvement" they make on it. Is it actually a step forward or just "different" to appease the OCD?
    I don’t know, but I doubt there will be a replacement any time soon. I kind of ask “how on earth could they improve the REF10?”


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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Easy, 50th years of ARC: Anniversary edition...

    @ Randy- just plan for it... instead of two steaks an evening - have one..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I don’t know, but I doubt there will be a replacement any time soon. I kind of ask “how on earth could they improve the REF10?”


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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jozua View Post
    Easy, 50th years of ARC: Anniversary edition...

    @ Randy- just plan for it... instead of two steaks an evening - have one..
    Care to make a friendly wager? I have my doubts.


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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Mike!

    Fine, a good bottle of Cape Wine for you if I am misinformed.. for three SACD's as I suspect the transport cost will be high.

    Unless there is visiting forum member who can pop it in his bag...then only one SACD

    We set the deadline June 2020 for Arc to show their hand.

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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jozua View Post
    Mike!

    Fine, a good bottle of Cape Wine for you if I am misinformed.. for three SACD's as I suspect the transport cost will be high.

    Unless there is visiting forum member who can pop it in his bag...then only one SACD

    We set the deadline June 2020 for Arc to show their hand.

    J
    Deal!


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    Re: Ref 10 Replacement in Feb 2020 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jozua View Post
    @ Randy- just plan for it... instead of two steaks an evening - have one..
    Hmmmm... I don't think I will live long enough by cutting my steak intake in half to "save" for a ref 10.... $30,000 divided by lets say $20 for a good steak. So 1500 less steaks.... hmmm.... Now we have to talk about two steaks an evening.... I know I am big.... but dam .....
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