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  1. Hi! I am new on this forum and recently bought a very nice pair of AR-3A improved. I have limited experience and knowledge of speaker troubleshooting and would appreciate your help. There is something wrong with one of the speakers as it sounds distorted already at a low volume and terribly distorted at higher volumes. I have attached a short video clip of the terrible distortion. Midrange and tweeter are disconnected in the video clip. The crackling, distorted sound comes from the woofer as it remains when I connect the speaker in the subwoofer configuration (removing the tweeter jumper on the backside). According to the seller, the speakers worked perfectly fine before they were shipped to me, but that is of course difficult to prove. Where should I start the troubleshooting? What are the most likely causes to the distorted woofer sound? To exclude a problem with the amp, I already reversed channels of the amp, and the distorted sound remains in the same speaker. The amp is a NAD C320 BEE known to be very stable also at low impedances. Greetings from Sweden! /Anders 20200725_160032.mp4
  2. I recently acquired a pair of AR-3a improved speakers. I'm planning to restore them as they've been quite neglected. I've read as much as I can find on the site, which has been incredibly helpful, but I still have a couple of questions. The butyl foam dots on the tweeters (type A. 20) are badly damaged on one speaker with one dot missing and the other two coming loose. The dots appear to have been replaced with glue on the other side. Is it possible to repair them or should I look to replace the tweeters? There is also some water damage to the cabinets with one corner in particular starting to split - but the cabinets seem to be air tight. Any advice about how best to deal with this would be very welcome. Thanks!
  3. Hi guys, I just bought a pair of AR-3a and I wanted to check the pots in the crossover but looking at the connections on it it seems like someone before me replaced some components and the wires connections to the pots look different then original, I dont understand electronics so I enclose some pictures hope someone can help me understand what was done and if I should leave it as is or make any changes ? Thank you in advance Yoram
  4. Hi guys, I'm new to the site. I've been reading a lot about these speakers but I still haven't got the opportunity to test them at full potential. This is my situation. I got from my uncle his pair of AR-3a improved dated July 28th 1986 (or what is left from them). They where stored in terrible conditions, misused with an 8 Ohm Sansui 9090DB receiver, and "serviced" lately by a killer technician. The tweeters and mid range drivers are gone. Crossover circuits has been "bypassed" (killed). Both woofers are alive, they just need a refoam. Do you think is it worth to restore them? or it would be a total waste of money? I love the woofers on these ones, I wouldn't wanna throw them away... I would need to rebuild the crossovers and get the replacements for both tweeters and mid range drivers. Here are some pictures
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