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Audio Research SP3
1 Reviews
rating  3 of 5
Description: <ul> <li>Vacuum-tube preamplifiers</li> <li>Synergistic sonic upgrades</li> <li>DC voltages to the vacuum-tube heaters</li> <li>Automatic muting for turn-on</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nick dobson a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
bought this unit used but restored eith the caps. replaced and a new set of tubes. The internal wire had been upgraded also due to age. This preamp will sing! the SP3 is classic looking (read old) but quite functional and simple when compared with some of the newer junk coming from overseas. It never occured to me that older gear could sound this good until I tried the SP3. I have hed $20,000 preamps that gave me less joy then the SP3. It will hold it's own against some state of the art equipment except for a slightly higher noise floor and bass that could be a little more forcefull (tubes) in absoulte terms. I would recomend the SP3 to anyone who is on a budgetand can find a nice (restored) one or knows their way around with a soldering Iron.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Ross's exchange

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