The Audio Research Reference 3 preamp is one of the greatest preamp of all time. One of the toughest thing you will find with the Reference 3 preamp is to find someone who would disagree with the former statement. This is a truly World Class preamp regardless of price point. Transparency on this preamp is absolutely stunning with well placed imaging and a wide and deep soundstage. Background is totally black and dead quiet. We have sampled many expensive preamps and the nearest competing brand costs almost three times as much for the same level of performance.
This is a well designed, well built and affordably priced reference preamp. Tube hours may show additional usage as it may be auditioned occasionally. We will have the preamp securely packed for safe shipping