Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio.The company was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction. Audio Research was instrumental in refocusing the audio industry on designing products for musical performance, and not merely for the sake of new technology or mass-market pricing. Today Audio Research continue to base many of their designs around the Vacuum Tube, an electronic device that was invented back in the 1800s. Famed for their smooth highly linear delivery, Valves have a certain romance to them that is hard to describe, yet continues to entrance fans.
Many Audio Research amplifiers now hold cult status however, despite the 'old tech' of valve design many of the new products continue to push boundaries.
Whilst continuing to offer a fantastic range of Pre and Power amplifiers new models include a DAC with streaming capabilities, a Pre Amp with digital connectivity plus a revised version of the phono preamplifier for the vinyl enthusiast.
There's even an iPad app coming !
Contact O'Brien Hi-Fi to arrange a demonstration of the latest Audio Research Amplifiers, Pre Amplifiers, CD Players and DACs :
Reference 75 Power Amplifier
Reference 5 Pre Amplifier
LS17 Pre Amplifier
Reference CD8 CD Player
PH8 Hybrid Stereo Phono Pre Amplifier
DSi 200 Integrated Stereo Amplifier