Item: Audio Research Reference 3 pre amp 240v + Shunyata Cobra E Tron cable C19 US plug Location: Sydney West Price: $5800 o.n.o Item Condition: Excellent except two marks as high lighted Reason for selling: Reducing box count (just learn that word) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer, COD Only Extra Info: The ARC Ref 3 pre have done 3500 hrs with original tubes, still works fine, but for the safe side and the interest of the new owner, I retubed with 6 x EH gold pin 60h30pi tube (you only need 5 x 6h30p, one for spear, just in case), it's now almost 80 hrs and sounds great, so this beauty is good to go for many years of enjoyment . The original power cord doesn't do it's justice, I always use the Shunyata Cobra E Tron power cable with this pre, result is stunning, I am including this Shunyata power cable in the price I asked as a bundle deal.
I have the original paper box for the pre and the cable, local pick up preferred, but shipping can be arrange at buyer's cost.
There are two small marks on the pre as shown on photos, the one on the silver front panel upper edge can't really tell unless you look for it. another one on the right handle can be easy to touch up, but I leave it to the new owner.
I am happy to answer questions that I know, please send PM if interested.
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spec & reviews:
http://www.audioresearch.com/ContentsFiles/REF 3 Manual.pdf