Audio Research unleashes Reference 750 monobloc at £27,500 – each

Audio Research Reference 750

What, you may ask, is this extraordinary looking device? Well it's the Audio Research Reference 750 monobloc amplifier, yours for £27,500 – each.

It's designed to deliver 750W into speaker loads of 4, 8 and 16Ohms. This is achieved by the use of a custom-built power transformer delivering current from 16 KT120 vacuum tubes placed on top of the unit.

Power supply regulation is also achieved by vacuum tube with a 6550WE and 6H30 driver.

The monolithic tower design weighs 77Kg and includes a front panel display with two analogue meters, one for output wattage and bias, the other for incoming AC line voltage.

Four buttons beneath the top meter control meter brightness, bias power and fan speed for the optional ventilated top covers.

The Audio Research Reference 750 is distributed in the UK by Absolute Sounds.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.