Audio Research Financial Troubles

Was wondering if anyone had noticed that there seems to be a lot of ARC for sale on this site (62 right now) and on eBay there is 268 listings for ARC. Is this in response to the rumor of ARC having financial troubles and people are worried they may go under. Does anyone have an update on this or other info or am I being paranoid? And has the demand for ARC equipment gone down due to this? It appears that the ARC stuff is not selling. Your thoughts.Thanks.

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If CJ quality has declined, should anyone consider having CJ update older equipment? I own a MV60se and have considered CJ giving it the once over. They will replace and upgrade caps etc. It works flawlessly right now but a complete cleaning and update may last another 10-15+ years. 

There is a Glut of "audiophile" equipment (New and used ) on the market today...sales everywhere....Bargain with the seller because you can.


These threads are really just lightning rods to bring out the "I don’t like Audio Research" guys 😅

Possibly, but at least some of us are business people with a lifetime of experience analyzing business financial situations including receiverships, so it's second nature.  No trust fund babies here.



Nothing unusual appears to be going on at ARC from what I/we can tell looking at things from the outside. There are always ARC products being listed, sold, unsold on Agon and USAudiomart. The good news is that they were acquired by an experienced and successful audio equipment manufacturer, presumably saving the brand. ARC enjoys such a revered and special lineage that it's not a stretch to imagine that its customers would, if need be, help financially to ensure its future. Just my opinion as an ARC loyalist, current owner and a former dealer from 40 years ago.