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  1. These speakers were given to me by a friend of mine at church who had them in the back of his truck destined for Goodwill. The cabinets were fairly rough and the grille fabric had been replaced but everything else was original. I had never restored a set of speakers before but thanks to the encouragement of Roy, Glenn, Kent and others on this site, I have spent the last 6 weeks restoring them and am very happy with how they turned out. Here are a few of the details: Year: 1963-4 Make: Acoustic Research Model: AR-3 Serial #s: C21604 & C21611 Restoration summary: - Origi
  2. For those who wish to delve into the "dark side", this article is for all the so-called "golden ears" and why we have cables that cost $1000's per meter. Tread only if you dare.... http://sound.whsites.net/articles/myths.html
  3. For those who wish to delve into the "dark side", this article is for all the so-called "golden ears" and why we have cables that cost $1000's per meter. Tread only if you dare.... http://sound.whsites.net/articles/myths.html
  4. I'm looking to recap a pair of AR-3a's I have. I understand that involves 50 uf and 150 uf caps as well as a smaller ones. Frankly, those larger sizes can really get expensive with the foil and other types of caps. Is it pure heresy to use an eletrolytic NPE cap in the crossover? I realize they don't have the longevity the other caps have, but when the cost is 10% or less of the other options and funds are tight, I'd like to know what the ramifications are? I understand that originally AR used NPE electrolytic caps in some of their speakers. Will it work...for awhile at least? Will the sound
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