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  1. >I also recall having read the same detailed information from Stereophile, and I assume its correctness against what appears to be a sort of revisionist article containing conflated timelines, unattributed premises and boot-strapped conclusions. >I've been wishing & hoping for Tom Tyson's definitive AR history for years...would a GoFundMe effort be in vain? —ar_pro Book: The History of Acoustic Research Any and all suggestions and ideas here would be greatly appreciated! Any thoughts about what you would like to see would be great as well. To do a complete history wo
  2. Hello Friend of Acoustic Research: A documentary filmmaker from New York -- living in the same town as and acquainted with Edgar Villchur -- is making a documentary film on the life of Edgar Villchur. This film producer is Cambiz Khosravi, a well-known documentary producer, and he is well on the way with his project, "Edgar Villchur: The American Inventor." I've helped him quite a bit, and I think the documentary production will be very nice and a great tribute to Edgar Villchur and Acoustic Research. Mr. Khosravi does need any help he can get to cover the cost of the "production stage
  3. For many years—perhaps from the very beginning—AR had a difficult time selling their products in typical audio salon showrooms. In fact, from 1954 until around 1974, AR made no attempt to cultivate good dealer relationships. Nevertheless, and despite the lack of dealer success, AR outsold nearly every other speaker manufacturer worldwide for many years without a strong, formal dealer network. How was this possible? AR products traditionally had the highest ratings and best reviews, but a prospective speaker buyer would never know it to visit the typical, small hi-fi showroom where on
  4. I saw this pair listed yesterday at about $65. That didn't last long. Bid is $1136.11 at this moment. Serial numbers look to be 07297 and 16570. der
  5. Edgar Villchur: American Inventor, Educator and Writer Miriam Villchur Berg, daughter of the late Edgar Villchur, has assembled two excellent historical websites about her famous dad: edgarvillchur.com and her blog, villchurblog.com. There is a great deal of wonderful Villchur information in these websites, correcting many historical inaccuracies in the Wikipedia website (which I am going to correct soon). Aside from Roy Allison's excellent article, "A Glorious Time," the "best" article is my little tribute to Edgar Villchur: http://edgarvillchur.com/a-tribute/ —Tom Tyson
  6. Compelling AR "Hindsight" Questions: Instead of the 3-way AR-5 with its excellent, expensive midrange and tweeter, should AR have made a good 3-way bookshelf unit using the AR-3a 12-inch woofer and an AR-2ax-type midrange and dome tweeter—at the AR-5 price point—to better compete with (or outgun) the Large Advent? It would use the AR-3a-size cabinet, but it would not include the expensive midrange-dome driver or solid-wood grill molding. It would look like a slightly larger AR-2ax box. As we all know, the AR-5 was (except for deep bass) technically superior to the Advent, but it failed in t
  7. Hi All, I asked the forum for some help connecting these 4 vintage speakers about a year ago. Tom Tyson and Kent gave some me helpful advice and I got the AR-1's working with a decent amp. Unfortunately the small super-tweeter AR-3st's doesn't respond. I called Carl of http://www.classicloudspeakerservices.com/ and considered fixing them. But now,I'd rather leave them unmolested and find a good home for these to someone to enjoy. I know these are worth quite a bit after reading discuusions and posting on ebay. I hesitate to throw them on Ebay or Craigslist and would rather find a true connoi
  8. I have a pair of AR-1's and small AR-3st's in blonde wood I think from the late 60's -early 70's (?). Great cosmetically except hardly any sound coming out of just the ar-1's, nothing from the small ones. Everything looks original. I know these can be desirable- IF they are working. Question is, are these easily repairable, not by me of course and what are they worth as is and repaired? Thanks in advance
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