Audio Research is Pleased to Announce the Reference 160S Stereo Power Amplifier.
A vacuum-tube design, The REF160S follows in the footsteps of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier that was introduced in 2018 and won multiple amplifier-of the-year honors from publications such as Stereophile, Hi-Fi+, and others.
The REF160S carries over the stunning look of the 160M, with dual GhostMeters™ that float in front of the eight KT150 output power tubes. The 160M features also carry over, 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 REF160S distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M mono amps into one beautiful chassis, providing a world-class amplifier solution that is easier to place and easier on the budget.