This AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE 2 tube preamp is in NEAR MINT condition. It operates, looks and sounds FANTASTIC. I cannot find a mark on it.
Please Note: this is the mark 1 version which has 8 tubes (6922’s) in the signal path and 3 tubes in the power supply. The mark 2 version replaces 2 tubes in the signal path and 1 tube in the power supply with JFET’s which makes it more 'solid state' sounding. This original REF2 has sound that is more 'tube like' in character.
This REF 2 will not include its original shipping carton with packing materials, but it does include it’s remote control, owner’s manual and AC power cord. I am a master of packaging so you do not need to worry about it’s safety in shipment – I've safely shipped gear of this caliber to every continent except Antarctica.