When you look back to the beginnings of high-end audio equipment one of the first brands you will see is Audio Research. In fact, Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. A brand that has been around since 1970 and continued to thrive, constantly adding new loyal customers can only do so for one reason – their products perform. High-end audio is not just about simply listening to audio, it is about the listening experience, the quality, the purity and Audio Research understands that. Audio Research themselves describes what drives their momentum as a company and influences their ability to continually produce excellent audio components, “The company was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction. Today, Audio Research remains a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance — the HIGH DEFINITION that is the hallmark of the company’s products.” Audio Research is responsible for reintroducing the vacuum tube in amplification design. To this day, Audio Research continues to design highly-respected amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and source components such as CD players.
Just like in many other purchases, it is important to carefully choose something that is high-end rather than something that is cheaply made and when you invest in an Audio Research component, you invest in one of the best high-end audio components available on the market. Perhaps no better description of Audio Research and its high-end, quality nature than by Stereophile, “In any category of product or service, there is a gold standard – one company that epitomizes the best in its field of endeavor. Consider the Rolex watch, the Ferrari sports car, the Steinway piano ,the Dunhill pipe. All of these artisanal manufacturers have spent decades, even centuries, earning their names’ cachet with their histories of consistent excellence. While high-end audio boasts no names with a 60-year pedigree, such as Ferrari’s – much less Steinway & Sons’ +150 years – there is one firm whose storied past stretches back to the very emergence of the concept of high-end audio itself: Audio Research Corporation. At George Meyer AV, we cannot recommend Audio Research brand enough to our clients who are interested in a high-end, pristine sounding audio system that will elevate their listening experience. When you make such an investment components will last a very long time, even if repairs are necessary. Some cheaply made audio components will have a short lifespan and the cost of repair will not be worth it, you will have to replace them. But, with an investment in Audio Research components, should repairs be necessary, we recommend taking your components to a qualified repair company who can restore them to their high-end glory like they should be. Luckily, George Meyer AV is just such a company. We are not only trained and well-skilled in high-end audio repair, but we ensure that our technicians have been trained to repair Audio Research equipment. Most audio repair companies are not familiar with such high-end products but at George Meyer AV, we are not only capable, but authorized to repair your Audio Research equipment so that you can continue to enjoy the quality listening experience that you are used to without having to completely replace your audio components.