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Old 05-24-2022, 01:28 PM
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Default ARC Ref 320M at Munich 2022?

Watching some Munich HiEnd videos. Came across this. https://youtu.be/WvJ5Kg5P8DY

Not a big ARC presence as far as I could tell.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:00 PM
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Cool! I had said if there was another amp in my future it would be the reference 320… but of course there was no such thing. Glad there is now… although I may cringe at the price.
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Now on ARC website. Price TBA. My guess is around $40K USD.
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I'll say this the 3 or 4 years the McIntosh group owned ARC really rubbed off. They're building really nice looking amplifiers now.
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Now on ARC website. Price TBA. My guess is around $40K USD.
Not sure why you would think that. The ref160 is 35k, so this should be above 60k.
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Not sure why you would think that. The ref160 is 35k, so this should be above 60k.
Marc, it looks like a gorgeous amp. Do you find that your Ref 160's have enough power to drive your Alexx? I have felt that ARC has needed a more powerful amp to fill the large wattage gap between the 750 and 160. Do your meters ever flash clipping? I agree that ARC is designing stunning looking products. I am sure that they sound even better than they look.

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Marc, it looks like a gorgeous amp. Do you find that your Ref 160's have enough power to drive your Alexx? I have felt that ARC has needed a more powerful amp to fill the large wattage gap between the 750 and 160. Do your meters ever flash clipping? I agree that ARC is designing stunning looking products. I am sure that they sound even better than they look.

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Hey Charles, sorry I missed this. My ref160's are capable of driving the alexx quite well. Sometimes I wish I had a little more grunt for bass control, but I definitely have enough power for dynamic swings and it will play loud!

That said, I agree with you that they need to beef up the current amp line. They had the ref250se, but it was an older design. The ref320m will be great. I just don't know if I personally would want to upgrade, I'm very happy right now.
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