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  1. I have a vintage AR 12 inch subwoofer in excellent condition, except that the level control is spotty. Is the pot for the volume level control a sealed housing or can it be sprayed with contact cleaner?
  2. I've got a sweet pair of AR3a's I've always loved but was curious about the AR1's and was wondering what a pair of these are worth these days, and if there is anything I should look out for. I can buy a pair that is consecutive numbers in cherry but there isn't much info on eveluation. Any insight, please let me know Thanks
  3. >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 would be difficult, but a history of the "Classic Period," from 1954-1974 (or 1980 perhaps) in one part and the Teledyne/International Jensen/Recoton/Voxx period in another part or in a revised edition. The most important part of AR history is the first 25 years or so. Anyway, please reply with your thoughts and ideas, for example: The best title for such a book? The period covered with this book; part of all? The amount of detail to be included in this book? The size of this book, a small book with 150 pp or so, or comprehensive with perhaps 300 pp? The other questions you might have. There are also many people here on this website with detailed knowledge of specific aspects of AR history and technology. Therefore, give me ideas about how you would like to see such a book. —Tom Tyson 06Jun2017
  4. I just inherited a mint pair of AR15 with a pair of 8" woofers marked 135372 (sticker in the back) or 111791 (engraved in the back), which were made in 1991 (per the sticker) and supposedly for the old Bose 301. As is, the sound of the AR15 is already superb. Interestingly, the "Bose" woofers were put in place by Alpha Tech in St. Louis as proper replacement at the time (Alpha Tech's sticker is still in the back). The woofers look like made by Tonegen. So I also wonder if Alpha Tech thought the Bose woofers were suitable replacement for 200001. Alternatively, are there modern woofers that are good or better replacement for the 8" woofers for AR15? I am in particular interested in the offerings from Dayton sold at Parts-Express. Finally, AR15 uses a rather complex crossover network. Would the simpler crossover for AR18 work better? I am thinking noting for the woofer (once a proper replacement is found) and just a cap (5-10uf?) for the tweeter.
  5. Hi,I just picked up a set of ar5's in decent shape for what I would consider an o.k price, not great and not too bad. I have three days to decide if I want to keep them, and they are going to need work, I just am not sure if this set is worth the expense.One speaker works pretty well as in sounds is coming from all three drivers, the other side as very soft/muted sound coming from the high and mid. From initial research I assume this is a pot issue ( and that I should do the soak/clean/etc. that I have seen. The other option I am seeing are to buy newly manufactured ones on that auction site made specifically for the ar's - but it's $120 for all 4 of them. It seems likely that these needs a recap since I have read that they can be pretty excellent, right now they just sound like cr@p. I am having a bit of a hard time finding the 4uF - 24uF - and 72uF all in one place. Found the 72uF at mouser but again $$$$ and the same with the 4uF from parts Xpress.Does anyone have experience with these, have any advice or things to specifically look for, ideas on better pricing on the caps, etc?Thanks,Dan
  6. I have all the drivers and components needed to finish a pair of AR3 speakers if anyone has a pair of empty cabinets or speakers for parts thanks
  7. 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" of the film, and PBS -- the likely presenter -- will cover the remaining costs. Therefore, Khosravi has set up a funding site: "https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcambiz.khosravi%2Fposts%2F10217946219041185&width=500" If you can help in any way, it would be fantastic! --Tom Tyson
  8. I found this set of speakers on somewhere. What model are they and what amount should i expect to pay for them? They are said to be in good condition but are around 12 years old the seller says. (images below)
  9. Hi all! Im new here. Anyone pls help me find a pair of AR3 emblems or badges including the # 3 pin. Thanks in advance.
  10. Selling 2 x 10inch woofers Ar-2ax 3903-2 Restored with new surround See pic Tested and working 100% The woofers are 4 bolt stamped frame foam edge with soft cones Shipping is from denmark 75usd... ? but not give me a offer... more pic or video can be uploaded if needed...
  11. I have a set in excellent condition with the controller and cables. I am the original owner and they come with the original boxes as well. I would like 500$ for them. They are located in Portland Oregon. They still sound amazing.
  12. Hello ,I have a pair of AR M5 book shelf speakers from the holographic imaging series that I'd like to sell. They're both in very good shape and they sound great, only minor visible wear and tear, and very few scuffs/scratches. It's been very difficult to find price references for these speakers, but on the last few auctions they sold for about $150. I'm looking to get around $150 for these speakers.
  13. Hello All, I am looking for a pair of AR-11 midrange driver screens (with the fiberglas and felt dispersion rings if they are available). Please send a PM to me if you have a set. Thanks everyone in advance for your help. Paul
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