Reference 75 SE

Reference 75 SE


Reference 75 SE


Reference 75 SE

The Reference 75 SE is a stunning amplifier in every way – performance, styling and reliability combined to elevate your music listening to a new experience.

Capable of controlling a wide variety of speakers, the Reference 75 SE will transport you into the musical performance unlike any other comparable amplifier.

At the heart of the Reference 75 SE is decades of proven Audio Research vacuum tube technology, a legacy unrivalled by any other manufacturer of tube electronics.

Developed through hundreds of hours of critical listening, the carefully selected components comprising the Reference 75 SE combine to provide an amplifier which transcends traditional hi-fi, instead relaying music with realism and tangibility.

Visually, the Reference 75 SE hearkens back to past Audio Research products, taking inspiration from earlier amplifier designs.

With its two large VU meters, which display power output as well as provide bias adjustments, the Reference 75 SE has a timeless appearance resembling precision laboratory equipment and an overbuilt, industrious aesthetic.

Offered in both natural aluminium and black finishes, the understated look will complement any system.

The KT150 vacuum tube delivers power from the amplifier to your speakers.

Newly designed solely for the audio industry, the KT150 offers higher power handling and current delivery.

Matched pair of tubes per channel runs conservatively, ensuring stable operation and many hours of trouble-free listening.

Custom designed capacitors couple the output of the tubes to the speakers for the purest signal possible.

The Reference 75 SE is the new generation from a lineage of amplifiers only Audio Research could produce.

Experience real music and unleash the capacity of your system – music in High Definition®.

Specifications Reference 75 SE

Power Output: 75 watts per channel continuous from20Hz to 20kHz. 1kHz total harmonic distortion typically 0.6% at 75 watts, below 0.05% at 1 watt.

Approximate actual power available at ‘clipping’ 76 watts (1kHz). (Note that actual power output is dependent upon both line voltage and ‘condition’ i. e.: if power line has high distortion, maximum power will be a effected adversely, although from a listening standpoint this is not very critical)

Power Bandwidth: (-3dB points) 7Hz to 60kHz

Frequency Response: (-3dB points at 1 watt) 0.7Hz to 75 kHz

Input Sensitivity: 1.4V RMS BAL for rated output. (25 dB Bal gain into 8 ohms)

Input Impedance: 300K ohms Balanced Output Polarity: Non-inverting.

Balanced input pin 2+ (IEC-268)

Output Taps: 8 ohms, 4 ohms

Output Regulation: Approximately 1.0dB 8 ohm load to open circuit (Damping factor approximately 8)

Overall Negative Feedback: 15dB

Slew Rate: 10 volts/microsecond

Rise Time: 4.0 microseconds

Hum & Noise: Less than 0.06mV RMS – 112dB below rated output (IHF weighted, input shorted)

Power Supply Energy Storage: Approximately 520 joules

Power Requirements: 105-125VAC 60Hz (210-250VAC 50Hz) 410 watts at rated output, 500 watts
maximum, 230 watts idle

Tubes Required:

2 – Matched pair KT150 – Power Output 2 – 6H30 Driver


width height depth

19” (48.3 cm) 8.75” (22.2 cm) 19.5” (49.5 cm)

Handles extend 1.5” (3.8 cm) forward

Weight Reference 75 SE

21.3 kg Net
28.6 kg Shipping

Perfect match to the superb REF 6 Pre-amplifier


Audio Research

Audio Research

The state-of-the-Art in music reproduction

Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. 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. The company occupies a 48,000 square-foot, technically-advanced production plant and administrative headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota, where approximately 50 technical, assembly and support staff guide the product line from concept to finished goods.