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  1. Two vintage AR-2ax speakers looking for a good home. Bought new, used gently for many years. Moved twice with care. Never modified or messed with. Excellent sound. Some scratches and nicks on cabinets as befits their age but no serious damage. Serial numbers AX-17320 and AX-17896. Local p/u only Boston area $200 or best offer.
  2. Hello. About 8 months ago I picked up a pair of early '70's AR-2AX speakers. They still had the original midrange drivers, woofers, capacitors and pots installed and a pair of replacement HiVi Q1R 1 tweeters. I replaced the capacitors and pots in December with Dayton Audio PMPC-4.0uF 250 V caps for the midrange and DMPC-5.6uF 250V and PMPC-0.47uF 250V soldered together for the high range drivers. Last month I decided to upgrade from the HiVi Q1R 1 a to pair of Peerless tweeters (https://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/specs/264-1676--peerless-da25tx00-08-spec-sheet.pdf). After 40+ hours I b
  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. It looks like an AR-2ax, and the badges attached to it identify it as such, but the tweeters have rear connectors and they are more flush mounted than any/most of the pictures of AR-2ax I've seen. Is this a late or early or radically modified AR-2ax or some other speaker?
  5. I ordered an Ohmite RHS15R Rheostat Wirewound 15 Ohm 25W Switch to repair my AR-2ax speaker...... I ended up being able to repair the original so didn't need to use the Ohmite RHS15R Rheostat. Asking $30- for it with 1st class mail included in the price. danwenzel@comcast.net
  6. Hi all, does anyone know why AR did not finish painting below the woofer area on the 2ax. Also I am doing a restore on a pair that are in good shape. What color and texture is the grill material, and is there somewhere that has replacement material? thanks
  7. Hi to all, does anyone know if asbestos was used on AR-2ax sn-05065 and 05070 as dampening material instead of fiberglass or wool batting? I bought a pair in beautiful condition need to open them up and would like to know if I should be concerned with this. Thanks
  8. Anyone venture a guess of which woofers are in these 2ax cabinets based on the AR logo? Maybe the better question is at what serial number did AR switch from the cloth surround woofer to the foam surround? Roger
  9. 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
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