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Our Story

Audio Research continues its dedication to unparalleled musical expression and crafting components of the highest quality and lasting value for its customers. Our long-term dedication to service is peerless in this industry (Audio Research, with few exceptions, can repair anything ever produced during its entire history). We continue to seek out new and exciting ways to make music more real and more enjoyable. More than just a name or a marketing tool, Audio Research has come to represent exceptional performance and long-term value. Experience Audio Research – experience High Definition®.

Power Amplifiers

At the heart of our Power Amplifiers is decades of proven Audio Research vacuum tube technology, a legacy unrivaled by any other manufacturer of tube electronics. Developed through hundreds of hours of critical listening, the carefully selected components comprising our Power Amplifiers combine to provide an array of amplifiers which transcends traditional hi-fi, instead relaying music with realism and tangibility.


Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. In 1973, the SP3 was hailed as the best preamplifier available, and this tradition of excellence has continued ever since. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and power.

Foundation Series

From the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience.

Off The Beaten Groove – February 2022

2022 is off to a great start, and once again we asked a few staff around the factory to give us a couple of albums that have had frequent playtime in the first few months of the new year. Click on any album for a

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Off The Beaten Groove – December 2021

Starting this month, we are sharing albums on heavy rotation by a select group of Audio Research Corporation staff members! Everyone has different musical tastes, and we love the diversity of styles playing on repeat around the factory. This month we have an eclectic mix

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American Made: AUDIO RESEARCH I/50

Audio Research Corporation is honored that John Darko of Darko Audio chose to highlight our newest product, the I/50 Integrated Amplifier, for his new series “American Made”. The series details how a product is made, step by step, in the manufacturers own words. 100% funded

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