Much more than a mere carriage-trade brand name, the Audio Research marque has come to represent stellar performance and lasting value for music lovers and audio enthusiasts everywhere. Founded in Minneapolis more than forty years ago, Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. Through the years, ARC has remained steadfast to their original goal – to continue advancing state-of-the-art in high definition music reproduction. Audio Research prides itself on manufacturing products which promise to provide genuine enjoyment for as long as the customer cares to own them. In company practice, this means that Audio Research technicians can still repair, refurbish, and restore to original performance standards virtually any product ever manufactured during the company’s lifetime. These products are workhorses, not museum pieces.