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Audio Research D-160 Rare Tube Power Amplifier

Price:  $1,700.00
Days/Views:  474 / 365 (Posted 2023-03-08)
Condition: 8/10 Very Good
Accessories: Manual
Seller:  waxwaves   (Contact Seller)
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Asking $1700 This massive and powerful Audio Research D160 was used at Watkins Stereo in Kingsport, TN to demonstrate loudspeakers like Watkins WE-1 and W-1ab for almost all of its life. Until January of 2022, when I purchased the D-160 from Bill Watkins Jr. Cosmetics are excellent as you see in the photos. It’s a showroom piece after all. No scratches, abrasion or damage at all. Really a sight to behold.

It is functional, but I’m sure needs some tlc at this point in its life. I’m looking for a buyer who is an experienced audio guy, knowledgeable with electronics. Someone who can set it up properly per ARC instruction manual (included in the sale) and is confident working with 600vdc, as that will be what it takes to set B+, Channel Balance, power tube plate voltage, etc. in this amplifier. I’m too old and it’s too heavy for me to work with…it needs a new, more loving home.

At my asking price of 1700.00, the strong testing Amperex 6922 and GE 12bh7 input and driver tubes are included in the sale. I have 6 matching pairs of Phillips EGC 6550 tubes purchased specifically for the amp. The 6 matching pairs all test above 90%Gm for Emissions. Serious tube with seriously solid construction, metal bases and welded plates. The 6 matching pairs are available for an additional $800. All tubes tested above 90%gm for Emissions on my calibrated Sencore MU150. This D-160 could be fairly easily restored to its former glory and with these tubes it will sound incredible. Serious buyers can message me for more photos of the amp. Local pickup with cash in Knoxville, TN preferred. No shipping at this time. Serious buyers msg me to set up a time for pickup or to discuss possible local delivery for a small fee. I also accept PayPal friends and family payments, as well as Venmo or CashApp at the time of pickup. Be sure to take a look at the other items I have listed for sale here. Check my Feedback here, on USAM under username Waxwaves, and buy with confidence ARC D-160 user manual pdf here

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Pay By: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Ship Weight: 138 lbs.
Ships From: 37918 (Knoxville, TN)
Ships To: USA Only
Shippers/Payer: (none specified) / Paid by: Buyer
Shipping Notes: No shipping Local pickup in 37918

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Membership:  Audiophile
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Location:  East TN/Western NC, United States
Registered on:  2006-03-01
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