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

    Hey Mike! since you bought the last Gs 150 amp, I suspect you are privileged to have more information than you are willing to share
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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam5 View Post
    Hey Mike! since you bought the last Gs 150 amp, I suspect you are privileged to have more information than you are willing to share
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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    I'm guessing the design is like the Foundation series and REF6 which I actually like better than the classic look.
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    Re: Ref 150SE to be replaced with a Ref 160?

    The Ref 160M (mono blocs) price point is DOUBLE that of the Ref 150SE stereo amp. They are not competing in the same ball park.

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

    ARC just released the new Reference 160S (stereo).

    Following the example of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier introduced in 2018, the Reference 160S (REF160S) is a vacuum-tube design with dual transparent power meters that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes. Power rating is 140 WP. Price is $20,000.

    The 160S continues the feature set introduced in the 160M, including a proprietary auto-bias circuit, switchable Triode or Ultralinear modes of operation, balanced and single-ended inputs, and an output tube monitoring mode. Additionally, the 160S offers a four-layer circuit board, allowing music to emanate from a jet-black background. Weight is 100 pounds.

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