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Audio Research Updates LS28 Preamplifier

Existing LS28 customers will be able to update existing models to the new LS28SE.

Audio Research has announced performance updates to its LS28 preamplifier as a part of their 50th Anniversary product line improvements. The new LS28SE is priced at MSRP $10,000 each and will replace the LS28, with shipments beginning June 2020.

The improvements in the LS28SE stem from what was learned during the creation of Audio Research’s Reference 160-series amplifiers. Very similar to the wire and parts changes incorporated in the REF6SE and REF PH3SE, the LS28SE also includes upgrading to the same proprietary gold coupling caps used in the REF6SE. These numerous and costly component upgrades elevate the LS28SE’s performance to a new level. The improved clarity, resolution, transient snap, sense of space, and a relaxed purity are instantly noticeable and will inspire extended listening sessions, according to the company.

Customers will be able to update an existing LS28 to a LS28SE for $2000 U.S. retail. For U.S./Canada customers, Audio Research will begin taking service orders for updates in July 2020. International distributors will begin taking update kit orders starting in July 2020.

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