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RE: Can the Audio Research VTM150 story finally be told?

Yes I meant the VTM200. With respect, it seems you are remaining a tad mum. Did you have any idea ARC would take so long to forgive the magazine? How is it that Mikey, who was not much of a tube guy at the time, got assigned the review?
Did that play a role in ARC's dissatisfaction? Were efforts made to smooth things over? And most of all, why couldn't ARC accept the simple truth that from time to time they have launched a dud? I recall a VT100 that received a rave review in Stereophile a year or two before the VTM200 review that an awful lot of consumers could not get to sound good in their system. And with apologies for so much drivel on my part, but is it possible, even likely, that there was an unfortunate convergence of audiophiles returning to tubes-much like the recent return to vinyl-without adequate experience as to optimum set-up and matching of components-again as with vinyl?


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