This Minneapolis based company has been building some of the world's best Hi Fi components since 1969. We have had a visit for their senior chap Dave Gordon who gave us the opportunity to third degree him ... nicely.

Audio Research make devices of particular beauty and provenance. It's hard to explain just how far removed from the convential norms of fashion, poorly boundaried utility, and built in obscelescence that define normal consumer electronic  products. 

Owning a piece of Audio Research is more akin to possessing a Steinway Grand or perhaps a good air cooled Porsche 911.

In my own world of obssesion I would place an Audio Research system alongside Purdy Shotguns and the Vincent Black Shadow. Not for nothing am I addicted to the art of this ilk of machinery that makes music, power, and speed. These are amongst humanities better combinations of art and engineering.