Audio Research has announced the launch of the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier
The Reference 160S is a valve-based design with dual transparent power meters that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes.
The 160S continues the feature set introduced in the 160M, including a proprietary auto-bias circuit, switchable Triode or Ultra linear 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.
Weighing in at over 45kg, the price is $20,000 while the amplifier pushes out 140W. Expect the amplifier to arrive in the autumn of 2019.
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