Audio Research V70 Amplifiers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $3995.00


Product Description

Tube Amp - 70 watts


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eza Gadson a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This amp trades for anywhere from $1000 - $1500 depending on the condition and state of the tubes, and is an ABSOLUTE BARGAIN in that price range. It's basically a Classic 60 that runs fully balanced (only balanced inputs) and has a better power up protection circut that extends tube life. It didn't sell as well as its well respected sibling mostly because it was part of the marketing misstep of balanced only inputs and outputs that sent ARC sales into a tailspin.

It's sound is sweeter and smoother than modern ARCs but not as focused in detail and soundstaging. That being said it, still leans towards highly focused definintion and soundstaging when compared to other tube brands. The tonal balance is extremely natural and lifelike and better than any other amp I have heard except for the new BAT-vk75se (I haven't heard the vk-60 though) and the VAC Ren 30/30. In short you get the tonal advantages of a good tube amp without losing clarity and precision a la CJ. Keep in mind that you can get this amp for $1500 or less.

Though rated at 65wpc, this amp has serious drive power. It handles my Watt/Puppies extremely well and even has a credible amount of bass authority and slam. Don't get me wrong, its nowhere near the bass heft and definintion of a Krell, Levinson, or Spectral (its only a 65 watt tube amp), but the bass is credible enough that you won't miss it and when you hear a woman sing, you won't ever go back to the artifical sound of those big solid staters. Did I say this amp trades for around $1500 or less?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $2000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ken Steffie a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Clean, pure natural sound... My amp is coupled with an Audio
Research LS2B MKIII and a Cal Labs CD, Cardas cables and B &
W Nauts to end the story. And of course that is a happy ending. Makes even a rotten day at the office turn into a seat in the park on a spring day...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000




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