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    Default Any Audio Research Fans Out There?

    Just found these listed. Any thoughts?

    Preamp audio research sp-4 good condition
    Amp audio research D-100a good condition

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    I am running a sp16 tube pre and after I changed out the stock tubes, love it!

    the d100A I think is a SS preamp yes? Good amp for its time. Remember its a 30 year old amp. Might need to be recapped or refreshed.

    SP4 is also a SS preamp from 76 or 77? again, its a good pre and again, the tube ones were much better in my opinion but, I like SS for the amp and tube for the pre. Again it might need a recap due to age.

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    Also running the ARC SP16L and absolutely love it. I have a couple of extra sets of tubes, however still running the stock tubes. I've not liked the sound of ARC solid state gear as much as I've liked their tubed gear.
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    For $500 (I'm a stalker...what can I say) I would jump on them.
    I missed out on a similar vintage AR buy at my local shop recently and I punch myself in the junk everytime I think about it.
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    I bought them. They both are in good condition. A little work and they are close to mint.
    I was able to get them and a Denon tuner for less than the original asking price.

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    running a vt-60 amp. best piece of gear I ever brought home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLapinas View Post
    I bought them. They both are in good condition. A little work and they are close to mint.
    I was able to get them and a Denon tuner for less than the original asking price.
    I hate your face!

    Excellent deal. Even if you absolutely HATE them, you could flip them on the 'Bay for a tidy profit. Or you could sell em both to me for the $500 asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    I hate your face!

    Ouch!

    Excellent deal. Even if you absolutely HATE them, you could flip them on the 'Bay for a tidy profit. Or you could sell em both to me for the $500 asking.
    I would have to get some time with them to determine if I hate them.

    Where are you located?

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    Central IA. Hehe. I will be in New Jersey for a long weekend in April. Plenty of time to decide if you hate em or not. ;)
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    Both with a tuner for 500 is an amazing price! Nice pickup!

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    I will be audition a Audio Research SP9 MKII is in mint condition they are asking $750.00 is that a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenhaus View Post
    I will be audition a Audio Research SP9 MKII is in mint condition they are asking $750.00 is that a good price.

    Cheers
    It looks like a good price according to Audigon. They have the last sale price on their site at $1260 and a low of $810.

    The last sale on ebay went for $1150 plus shipping.

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