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Audio Research

Reference 75SE

The Audio Research Reference 75SE is a stunning amplifier in every way – performance, styling and reliability combined to elevate your music listening to a new experience.

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The Audio Research Reference 75SE is a stunning amplifier in every way – performance, styling and reliability combined to elevate your music listening to a new experience.

POWER OUTPUT
75 watts per channel continuous from20Hz to 20kHz. 1kHz total harmonic distortion typically 0.6% at 75 watts, below 0.05% at 1 watt. Approximate actual power available at ‘clipping’ 76 watts (1kHz). (Note that actual power output is dependent upon both line voltage and ‘condition’ i. e.: if power line has high distortion, maximum power will be affected adversely, although from a listening standpoint this is not very critical.)

POWER BANDWIDTH
(-3dB points) 7Hz to 60kHz.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
(-3dB points at 1 watt) 0.7Hz to 75 kHz.

INPUT SENSITIVITY
1.4V RMS BAL for rated output. (25 dB Bal gain into 8 ohms.)

INPUT IMPEDANCE
300K ohms Balanced.

OUTPUT POLARITY
Non-inverting. Balanced input pin 2+ (IEC-268).

OUTPUT TAPS
8 ohms, 4 ohms.

OUTPUT REGULATION
Approximately 1.0dB 8 ohm load to open circuit (Damping factor approximately 8).

OVERALL NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
15dB.

SLEW RATE
10 volts/microsecond.

RISE TIME
4.0 microseconds.

HUM & NOISE
Less than 0.06mV RMS – 112dB below rated output (IHF weighted, input shorted).

POWER SUPPLY ENERGY STORAGE
Approximately 520 joules.

POWER REQUIREMENTS
105-125VAC 60Hz (210-250VAC 50Hz) 410 watts at rated output, 500 watts maximum, 230 watts idle.

TUBES REQUIRED
2 – Matched pair KT150 – Power Output; 2 – 6H30 Driver.

DIMENSIONS
19" (48.3 cm) W x 8.75" (22.2 cm) H x 19.5" (49.5 cm) D. Handles extend 1.5" (3.8 cm) forward.

WEIGHT
47 lbs. (21.3 kg) Net; 63 lbs. (28.6 kg) Shipping.


The Audio Research Reference 75SE is a stunning amplifier in every way – performance, styling and reliability combined to elevate your music listening to a new experience. Capable of controlling a wide variety of speakers, the Reference 75SE will transport you into the musical performance unlike any other comparable amplifier. At the heart of the Reference 75SE is decades of proven Audio Research valve technology, a legacy unrivaled by any other manufacturer of valve electronics. Developed through hundreds of hours of critical listening, the carefully selected components comprising the Reference 75SE combine to provide an amplifier which transcends traditional hi-fi, instead relaying music with realism and tangibility.

Visually, the Reference 75SE hearkens back to past Audio Research products, taking inspiration from earlier amplifer designs. With its two large VU meters, which display power output as well as provide bias adjustments, the Reference 75SE has a timeless appearance resembling precision laboratory equipment and an overbuilt, industrious aesthetic. Offered in both natural aluminum and black finishes, the understated look will complement any system.

The KT150 valve delivers power from the amplifier to your speakers. Newly designed solely for the audio industry, the KT150 offers higher power handling and current delivery. A matched pair of tubes per channel run conservatively, ensuring stable operation and many hours of trouble-free listening. Custom designed capacitors couple the output of the tubes to the speakers for the purest signal possible.

The Reference 75SE is the new generation from a lineage of amplifiers only Audio Research could produce. Experience real music and unleash the capacity of your system – music in High Definition®.

Audio Research

Audio Research is one of the most revered brands in the world of high-end amplification. It is one of the top brands for those looking for valve amplifiers and is best known for producing functional if not luxurious amplifiers. Founded in 1970 in Minneapolis, Audio Research is one of the oldest manufacturers in high-end American audio. 

The company was one of the drivers in high-end audio and helped shift the focus of the audio industry from designing products for the sake of new technology and the mass market to musical performance. Audio Research products have also become known as collector items and they hold on to their residual value unlike a lot of other brands. 

Audio Research products are famous for their sound quality, consistency, longevity and serviceability. If you’re looking for best in class amplification that will stand up to the test of time then Audio Research is hard to beat. Check out the selection of integrated amplifiers, phono, pre-amp and power amplifiers below and for any questions get in touch with us on 01865 790 879.