Audio Research Corporation

Audio Research Corporation
Audio Research Corporation is listed in the Electronics category in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Displayed below are the social networks for Audio Research Corporation which include a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of Audio Research Corporation on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 87.

Contact information for Audio Research Corporation is:
3900 Annapolis Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 577-9700

"Audio Research Corporation" - Social Networks

Click to visit the social networks of Audio Research Corporation:
Audio Research Corporation has an overall ZapScore of 87. This means that Audio Research Corporation has a higher ZapScore than 87% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Minneapolis, Minnesota is 38 and in the category is 34. Learn more about ZapScore.

Do you own or manage this business? Click here to claim the Audio Research Corporation listing and add social networks, logos, descriptions and more.

Audio Research Corporation Contact Information:

Social Posts for Audio Research Corporation

Determining a cable company’s house sound While most audio systems source cables from multiple manufacturers, some cable companies and audio dealers push the concept of outfitting your system with a complete cabling system from their particular brand. They often cite a synergistic improvement by taking advantage of the sonic enhancing technologies their designs impart to the system as a whole. A reasonable way to approach this is to replace one cable at a time in a system and be sure the new one is previously well broken-in by the dealer or friend lending you the new cable. Just because a company makes a speaker cable that sound fantastic between your amp and speakers, doesn’t mean their companion interconnect or power cord will provide the same level of experience. In fact, the more of a "house sound" a cable brand or series exhibits, the more of it you will hear with each successive cable substitution, for better or worse. Conversely, if a cable design is exceptionally neutral, uncolored and un-editorializing, your system will reflect this by revealing progressively more of the essence of your music as you proceed. Systems set up around a single brand of cabling throughout or ones with very deliberate choices from a variety of sources, have equally convincing results. The idea is to evaluate and verify the value each connecting link in your system contributes to a more convincing whole. So that when a cable company claims you really need to have their complete cable system to maximize the benefit, you'll be putting yourself in a position to know if it’s true.

Our Vietnamese distributor traveled half way around the globe to visit us in sunny Minnesota, along with a member of the Vietnamese press. They took a lot of pictures throughout the factory tour, checked out our product archive, learned about our legacy and design philosophy, and did some comparative listening in our sound rooms. We had a great time, finishing with a wonderful outdoor dinner overlooking lake Wayzata. (We live in the Land of 10,000 lakes, after all!)

Discovering Great Sound - Dave G., Brand Ambassador If you are reading this I’m assuming you love music and you appreciate great sound. (At least I hope so.) And, that audio has turned into a hobby of sorts. Most of us stumbled into great sound. Music was important to us, really important, it had meaning and helped define us. Then, one day, someone played a stereo that just blew us away—it was incredible, it sounded like the musicians were right in front of us! Maybe it was a friend who played that first great system, or an uncle, or at a stereo shop. A friend and I stumbled into a little hi-fi shop in the village in New York and WOW, the sound was incredible. I’ll never forget, the system had a pair of Dahlquist DQ-10s with Audio Research electronics. I’d never heard of any of the brands before. I’ll bet your first experience was a life-changer, as it was for me, and it was never forgotten. It didn’t matter that it cost more money than I could imagine for a stereo (I was a poor college student at the time). What mattered was it changed my understanding of what was possible. My friend and I didn’t know it could get that good; that it could connect us to music in a new, visceral and emotional way. Eventually I graduated. My first good system had an NAD 3020 integrated amp with Magneplanar MG-2B speakers. Then I added an Amber series 70 amp, then a Denon turntable with Lustre tonearm. Then I got better interconnects. Then a Dynavector Ruby with a Marcoff head amp. Then it was a … One of the great things about audio as a hobby is that it allows us to continue to improve our systems incrementally, one piece at a time. What’s next? What will make the biggest difference? What will give me the best bang-for-the-buck? We have Audio Research owners who are listening to the same components they bought 40+ years ago, it brings them joy every day. And, we have ARC owners who get the itch to upgrade every few years. To each his own. Whichever camp you’re in, just remember that the equipment is a means to an end, not an end in itself. We got into this because we love music, it was the music that came first. I discuss equipment during the day, but I go home to the music. Let your system be your decompression chamber, your escape to another world. Good listening.

The great, great grand daddy of hi-fi loudspeakers take up residence at Audio Research. We recently acquired a pair of late 1970s-build Klipschorn loudspeakers for engineering evaluation purposes. They are in mint condition, resplendent in gorgeous walnut veneer, representing perhaps the very definition of retro cool. Imagine these double parked way back when in a ‘60s rat pack member’s lounge, complete with a flotilla of small aquarium-size swirling brandy snifters. In continuous production since 1946 (yes, that's 71 years –the longest of any loudspeaker) the K horns clock in at 105 db efficiency and therefore are perfect for testing residual background noise levels of electronic circuits. Not to mention they sound pretty boss. Physically impressive and sonically commanding in any room - probably why Bill Johnson, founder of Audio Research, had a pair of K horns tucked away at home many years back. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Audio Research announces its first ever Trade In program, offering a special program to US owners of older Audio Research amplifiers, preamplifiers, or phono preamplifiers to Trade Up! to current models. The Program offers US owners of qualified Audio Research models to trade in values up to 75% of the original MSRP of their Audio Research amplifier, preamplifier, or phono preamplifier when it is traded in toward the purchase of a new Audio Research amplifier, preamplifier, or phono preamplifier. “We are very excited to provide owners with older audio equipment the opportunity to upgrade to newer models with the latest product features and enhancements”, said David Onan, CEO and President of Audio Research. “With over 115 qualifying models, audiophiles and music lovers alike can take advantage of this special offer. The fact we can offer up to 75% of the original MSRP value is a testament to our products and their ability to retain high value on the secondary market.” A complete list of eligible units and program details can be found on or at participating authorized US Audio Research Dealers. Offer is good June 15 - July 31, 2017.