Here’s a guided factory tour of Audio Research Corp. by Antoine Furbur, International Sales Manager (he is the guy in the black sweat shirt). In this slide show, you can see how ARC makes it’s high end tube based audio products, especially the Reference 6 pre amp, and Reference 3 phono stage. Antoine also took the trouble to introduce us to some the more prominent people working at ARC. To borrow a certain audiophile Dato’s word. Enjoy!
The FiiO R7 is to me at least, a first of its kind. A product that merges a player, digital to analogue convertor, preamplifier and headphone amplifier. All of this is crammed into a uniquely designed chassis that would standout while blending in seamlessly on a desktop setup. Offered in both black and white, the FiiO R7 is by far the most fascinating product currently available in the FiiO catalogue.