Audio Research Reference 160s Stereo Amplifier

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Audio Research Reference 150S Stereo Amplifier

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Audio Research is pleased to announce the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. A vacuum-tube design, it follows in the footsteps of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier, introduced in 2018, which has won multiple amplifier-of the-year honors from publications such as Stereophile, Hi-Fi+, and others.

The Reference 160S (REF160S) carries-over the stunning look of the 160M, with dual GhostMeters™ that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes.

The 160S continues the feature set introduced in the 160M, including a proprietary auto-bias circuit, switchable Triode or Ultralinear modes of operation, balanced and single-ended inputs, and an output tube monitoring mode. The 160S also uses a four-layer circuit board, allowing music to emanate from a jet-black background.

With a weight of 100 lbs. and a chassis depth of 21.5“(54.6 cm), two rear handles were added to make it easier to lift and move. Larger 120mm, low profile fans are built into the bottom cover plate horizontally to provide ventilation.

The REF160S distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M into one beautiful and attainable chassis. It was designed for the music lover in all of us.

Specifications

Weight
34.2000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
dimensions

48.26 W x 26 H x 54,61 D cm

availability

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Model

Audio Research Reference 160s

type

2 Channel Power Amplifier

amplifier

Valve

power output 8 ohm

150 Watts

xlr inputs

1

frequency response

0.5Hz to 110kHz

sensitivity

2.4V

impedance

300k ohms Balanced; 100k ohms Single-ended

powered channels

2 Channels

power output per channel

126 – 150 Watts per Channel

Audio Research is pleased to announce the Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. A vacuum-tube design, it follows in the footsteps of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier, introduced in 2018, which has won multiple amplifier-of the-year honors from publications such as Stereophile, Hi-Fi+, and others.

The Reference 160S (REF160S) carries-over the stunning look of the 160M, with dual GhostMeters™ that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes.

The 160S continues the feature set introduced in the 160M, including a proprietary auto-bias circuit, switchable Triode or Ultralinear modes of operation, balanced and single-ended inputs, and an output tube monitoring mode. The 160S also uses a four-layer circuit board, allowing music to emanate from a jet-black background.

With a weight of 100 lbs. and a chassis depth of 21.5“(54.6 cm), two rear handles were added to make it easier to lift and move. Larger 120mm, low profile fans are built into the bottom cover plate horizontally to provide ventilation.

The REF160S distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M into one beautiful and attainable chassis. It was designed for the music lover in all of us.

Specifications

Weight
34.2000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
dimensions

48.26 W x 26 H x 54,61 D cm

availability

Store

Model

Audio Research Reference 160s

type

2 Channel Power Amplifier

amplifier

Valve

power output 8 ohm

150 Watts

xlr inputs

1

frequency response

0.5Hz to 110kHz

sensitivity

2.4V

impedance

300k ohms Balanced; 100k ohms Single-ended

powered channels

2 Channels

power output per channel

126 – 150 Watts per Channel