Audio Research Ref 6SE pre-amplifier review

Audio Research Ref 6SE pre-amplifier review

Why are white, large, sealed boxes with Audio Research Corp. printed on the side irresistible audiophile nectar? It's sad really but I was uncontrollably drawn to such an item sitting on the carpet of huge Hi-Fi Corner store in Joppa. A closer look revealed the label on said box. “Reference 6SE pre-amplifier” ….now that's not ordinary nectar. When MD Struan said I could take it home until they needed it for demonstration in their main listening room, it was a forgone conclusion that it was facing a short journey. The box would just fit in my MX-5 on the passenger seat with the roof down, but the gear stick couldn't be moved if I needed to drive with the passenger door shut. This was a slight drawback until the kindly MD said he would bring it over to my flat. Was this just another example of “working from home?” Not really as it was pure indulgence, but what the heck. Have a read as to how I got on...

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