After the circuit boards are completed, they make their way to an adjacent area in the factory called chassis assembly, which is where the products begin to take shape. It's in this area that the boards are installed, connectors are attached, wiring is completed, and various parts are installed to create a fully functioning product ready for testing.
Carts of partially completed products.
Attaching a fan to Reference 150 stereo amplifier.
Soldering leads to the connectors on a Reference 10 preamplifier chassis.
Attaching the connectors for a VSi75 integrated amplifier chassis.
Brandon Lauer, Audio Research's marketing manager, holds a custom-designed transport mount for the CD6 and Reference CD9 disc players.
The Reference CD9 with transport, boards, connectors, and wires attached.
Wire bundling for the Reference 750 mono amplifier
Board installation and final wiring for a Reference 5 SE preamplifier.
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