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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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 wo
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. Hi all! Im new here. Anyone pls help me find a pair of AR3 emblems or badges including the # 3 pin. Thanks in advance.
  7. 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 woofer
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. I was recently walking down 19th St in NYC when I stumbled upon a pair of beautiful AR-3a's on the curb waiting for the garbage men. I couldn't believe it, so I got a cab and loaded them up and took them home. They're in pretty nice condition, and after plugging them in, almost fully working. Unfortunately, one of the speaker's woofers doesn't work. The foam surround looked good, as did the dust cap. There didn't appear to be any air leaks, but it didn't really make any noise except for a very, very faint bass response and a little rattling. I've been trying to diagnose the problem
  13. Recent purchase of a pair of AR-15's and one of the tweeters (200024) is out. I am looking for a working replacement. Thank you.
  14. Hello, Good Folks of Classic Speaker Pages, I am in a bind with one of my AR-8s's and during my research into the problem, a couple of sources on the Internet have pointed back to this website quoting the formidable knowledge base regarding Acoustic Research products. So I hope you can help me! I bought a pair of AR-8s's off my uncle about a year ago, along with an old Cyrus amp as part of a long-term hi-fi project. I used the setup occasionally and it sounded fantastic but it largely went unused. Cut to last Saturday,where I was gifted a record player and decided to hook eve
  15. I have a set of Acoustic Research 132 (Spirit series 1989-1991) bookshelf speakers. Mine are made under the teledyne AR company before the Jensen takeover. The main problem I have is that a single 8" woofer has been replaced by an old plessey rola woofer, the second woofer is original but needs re-foaming, I was wondering if it would be very difficult to track down another woofer like the original one in the picture? or a replacement pair of similar specs. Just some info the 8" woofer was used in all AR spirit series from 132 to 162 the large floor standing speakers. I'd appreci
  16. Hey guys, first post here so please bear with my ignorance. I have recently purchased a pair of 4xa's and seem to have an issue with the tweeter dial at the back. Specifically with one speaker, it crumbles when turned and I can't get it to sound like the speaker isn't playing within itself if that makes sense? Any quick fix ideas, I haven't opened her up yet as don't want to potentially worsen the situation. Thanks! John
  17. AR 98LS Pair for sale in Columbia , SC. Cannot ship these boys but may be able to meet within a reasonable distance. Beautiful speakers, refoamed woofers and mids. See Columbia, SC craigslist ad for more info. Also on ebay http://columbia.craigslist.org/ele/5568028343.html
  18. AR 98LS Pair for sale in Columbia , SC. Cannot ship these boys but may be able to meet within a reasonable distance. Beautiful speakers, refoamed woofers and mids. See Columbia, SC craigslist ad for more info. Also on ebay
  19. I have a chance to buy a set of JBL L65 Jubal speakers, how do they compare to AR 3a's ? I am lucky in that I like both the east and west coast sound.
  20. Hi Folks, So I have stumbled upon a set of Cizek 2s for fairly short money. They appear to be in fairly good shape cosmetically, but are clearly in need of re-foaming at least. I have done a little research on this line and model and it appears to be a fairly respected line and model. What I haven't been able to quantify is the style of the sound this line makes. Very often I see the East coast or West coast reference, but haven't seen that with these. I am a fan of the East coast sound, AR is hand's down my favorite brand of vintage speakers for example. I see the set of 2s as bookshelf speak
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. I've posted this elsewhere but I'd like as many opinions as possible. I began the process of refurbishing a pair of AR4x speakers that I bought used over 40 years ago. I pulled the grills off to find that one speaker has a particle board baffle and the other is wood. I pulled both woofers and found that the particle board baffle was damaged at one time and badly repaired. It looks like someone used wood putty to fill in damaged spots around two of the t-nuts. As I removed the woofer, one of the repaired portions crumbled. The other repaired portion around the second t-nut is marginal at best
  24. Good Day Friends. I am looking for AR3 cabinets in good to restore-able condition. I have all the drivers needed for the ar3a speakers but lacking cabinets. Please do let me know if you have it.
  25. A couple of months ego I got a pair of AR-16 loudspeakers,made in Sydney Australia under license from AR. They were in a very bad condition,foam surround on both woofers completely gone,cabinet veneer cracked & separated at the seems ,very neglected & unloved. I tried Google for some info. but there wasn't much there.I turned to the classic speaker pages & got some positive & some negative comments .But on the whole not much discussions. To cut a long story short, I managed ( I believe) to bring those speakers back to their original (new condition) with the help of some knowl
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