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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL



    REF6EE arrived today. Paired with the 160Mís in Triode mode. Speakers are Fyne F-12ís.


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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL




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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Mike,

    Own the Ref 6. The innards of the 6SE looks identical to the 6. What's the change?

    Any impressions yet on SQ?

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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by Bifwynne View Post
    Mike,

    Own the Ref 6. The innards of the 6SE looks identical to the 6. What's the change?

    Any impressions yet on SQ?

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    ARC is working on a paper to outline the differences and describe the benefits. The new capacitors and upgraded internal wiring are the core parts used in the upgrade, but these are highly proprietary and ARC will not divulge any specifics.

    The transient and pulse response is substantially improved, as is the overall speed and dynamics, improved and highly focused imaging, more accurate soundstage with more air and refinement, more powerful and accurate bass, and overall tonal improvements.

    My takeaway so far is that this is a lot closer to a REF10.


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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    ARC is working on a paper to outline the differences and describe the benefits. The new capacitors and upgraded internal wiring are the core parts used in the upgrade, but these are highly proprietary and ARC will not divulge any specifics.

    The transient and pulse response is substantially improved, as is the overall speed and dynamics, improved and highly focused imaging, more accurate soundstage with more air and refinement, more powerful and accurate bass, and overall tonal improvements.

    My takeaway so far is that this is a lot closer to a REF10.


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    The REF6 was not in the ballpark of the REF10 IMHO. I had both in my room and did a direct comparison. So the REF6SE must be a significant improvement over the REF6. Bravo ARC for improving an already fine preamp.

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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Put my name in at audio research for the ref 6se upgrade. Should be near the end of January. Really looking forward to the improved imagery.

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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Mike, any additional takeaways from the ref6se ?

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    Re: Audio Research Announces REF6SE and REF750SEL

    Quote Originally Posted by Biketony View Post
    Mike, any additional takeaways from the ref6se ?
    See post 14 above. Not sure how much else I can add.


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