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Audio Research SP-9

Stereo Pre Amplifier (1987-93)

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Audio Research SP-9

Specifications

Frequency response: 1Hz to 200kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%

Output: 2V (Pre out)

Valve complement: 2 x 6DJ8/ECC88

Dimensions: 480 x 134 x 260mm

Weight: 5.9kg

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Reviewed Apr 07th, 2018 by Distorted

This review is for the Mk.3 version of the SP9. This preamp represents my first foray into tubed gear. It is a hybrid, with FET's in the input stage for both the line and the phono. I'm very happy with the SP9. It improved my system quite a bit and the build quality is outstanding. Another reason I purchased a ARC product is the resale value in case I give it up, but I'm not sure that will happen.

 

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