Audio Research Reference 5 SE line preamplifier Specifications

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Description: Tubed, remote-controlled line preamplifier with six sets of balanced and unbalanced inputs, three sets of balanced and unbalanced outputs, and a unity-gain Processor input. Tube complement: 6550C and 6H30P (power-supply regulation), four 6H30P (dual triodes). Frequency response: 0.2Hz–200kHz, +0/–3dB, at rated output (balanced, 200k ohms load). Maximum voltage gain, main output (single-ended or balanced input): 12dB, balanced output; 6dB, single-ended output. Distortion: <0.01% at 2V RMS, balanced output. Input impedance: 120k ohms balanced, 60k ohms single-ended. Output impedance: 600 ohms balanced, 300 ohms single-ended main, 20k ohms minimum load and 2000pF maximum capacitance. Output polarity: non-inverting. Maximum input: 20V RMS maximum balanced, 10V RMS single-ended. Rated output: 2V RMS (1V RMS single-ended) into 200k ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability is 30V RMS at <0.5% THD at 1kHz). Noise: 1.7µV RMS residual IHF-weighted balanced noise output with volume control at "1" (109dB below 2V RMS output). Power consumption: standby, 2W; full output, 130W.
Dimensions: 19" (485mm) W by 7" (178mm) H by 15.5" (394mm) D. Handles extend 1.5" (38mm) forward of front panel. Weight: 30.4 lbs (13.9kg) net, 41.6 lbs (19kg) shipping.
Finishes: Natural Aluminum, Black.
Serial Number of Unit Reviewed: 59304913.
Price: $12,995 (upgrade from Reference 5 to Reference 5 SE: call ARC). Approximate number of dealers: 50.
Manufacturer: Audio Research Corporation, 3900 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447-5447. Tel: (763) 577-9700. Fax: (763) 577-0323. Web:

Audio Research Corporation
3900 Annapolis Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55447-5447
(763) 577-9700
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