Huang Posted August 9, 2022 Share Posted August 9, 2022 Not wanting to step on the other thread running, I too am thinking about a preamp change. Currently I have the ARC SP-11, which sounds sooooo good when it is warmed up fully. The down sides are two, It needs warm up, sometimes up to an hour to achieve full awesomeness, and it does not have a remote (which is me inclined to be lazy when consuming brown liquid). There is an Audio Research Reference 3 available at a good price point, but having never heard an Audio Research Reference 3 I don't know if it is more of a lateral move, or if time and technology has brought improvements. There are other manufactures out there, but ARC & Vandersteen seems to hit my goose bump place. If anyone having heard both has some guidance I would be appreciative. Another path would be to wait and get a Audio Research Reference 6SE down the road Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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