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    OLAs again

    Nice work, as usual. I remember reading a post of yours years ago about an Advent restore. When you were finished you still felt the Advents just didn't do it. How about these? Are you selling them? No decision yet? I always felt that the largest downside of the Advent (OLA) was the shrillness of the orange tweeter. Maybe it could be tamed with a crossover adjustment? I still have my OLA pair. Too many fond memories to part with them.
  2. Jackfish, Great to hear from you again. As I recall, the Magnestands ticked off pretty much everything for you except the big slam (dynamics) and the low end which you filled in with a sub. It must be quite the satisfying system if you've kept it this long. Or you just got tired of the audio merry-go-round.
  3. I had a pair of Bose 901 VI. They were OK. Sad to see a another legend sunset. Amar Bose brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people. And he still is. Bose has gone in other directions fo some time now. For example, a line of smart speakers. Not audiophile and not for me but not that bad sounding. So it looks like the Klipschorn wears the longevity crown. In production 72 years and counting.
  4. Nice to hear the good news. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
  5. More detail, bass and larger soundstage on the Onkyos. Seems like the AR2AX's top end is missing a bit. However, the AR2AX sounds more natural. Nothing is like being there but thank you for sharing.
  6. I'm interested. Can you post links? I searched Audiokarma but couldn't find them. Thanks!
  7. Good luck on the surgery and please keep us posted on your recovery.
  8. In my case, I never owned the AR3 or AR3a's when I was a young man. Too expensive. Bought the affordable Advents. So all my memories and nostalgia are linked to the Advents. Much later in life, I purchased AR3a's and restored them. Great sound but not to the point where I can't live without them.
  9. There is also a "for sale/wanted" section. Please post your ad there. Also, include price, location and condition. I always loved the Advents. Still own a pair of OLA (walnut). They sound great and are way easier to maintain than the AR speakers. Tweeters and woofers are readily available and cheap. Plus NO finicky pots! Welcome and Good luck!
  10. Michael T., Hang in there. We'll be here whenever you decide to jump back in. All the best.
  11. Michael T., If everyone would hold a grudge forever, then no one would be talking to anyone. Thanks for your help and I look forward to sharing the successful completeion of your project.
  12. Thanks Roy. Simple enough for me. "and, possibly, the insertion of a 25 ohm resistor across #1 and #2 L-pad terminals." Is that 25 ohm resistor insertion for both tweeter and mid or just for the mids? Thanks for any clarification.
  13. I've found the AR2AX to be a better balanced speaker and much easier to work with than the 3 or 3A. So I'm restoring the AR2AX's. Same characteristic AR sonic signature as the 3 & 3A with less bass. Of course, I'm not stating any principles, just opinions after many years of owning all 3 models. I'm guessing, after years of reading these threads, that the AR9 is the Quintessential AR Speaker
  14. Michael T. & Roy C., Will look into each option. Thanks to both of you for your help. Always appreciated. I'll post what I did in this thread and report back as to how the AR2AX's sound when restored.
  15. Michael T. Do you have a list of the parts you ordered from Parts Express? I have opened up my AR2Ax's and might as well replace the caps & pots. I know you have done all the legwork but if you would share it would be greatly appreciated. The reason I opened up the speakers was because of a scratchy pot that keeps dropping out. I thoroughly cleaned all the pots a couple of years ago but here we go again. Pots are the bane of many an AR speaker owner. Thank you, good luck and a healthy Happy New Year (whether you provide the info or not).
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