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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. 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
  3. Hello, I bought a pair of ar-7 speakers at a flea market, pretty beat up, but with wood veneer and nice grills. Unfortunately I couldn't get the grills off at the market so I took a chance. When I got them home I found both surrounds were disintegrated and one woofer was frozen or scratching. Also one tweeter is dead. Now I'm having a hell of a time finding replacement drivers. The 8" woofers have a square magnet on the back. Are there no replacement woofers out there? Are the tweeters the same as the ar-4 series? I hope i can get these going again. Thanks in advance!
  4. I did say I wasn't going to do anymore speakers this year, but ... AR-7 cabinets in mahogany? I've seen them in teak. This doesn't look like walnut to me. They are not vinyl which was the standard finish in the US. Any opinions? My only other dilemma is whether or not to leave the Sprague blue caps or replace. I'd prefer to change them though I'm not sure I have the correct foil caps on hand at the moment. Roger
  5. Well, since I liked the 6's so much I couldn't resist these consecutively numbered AR-7's that were languishing down in AZ on the auction site about to close without any bids. Funny part is I have a friend who lived in that area for 15-years and just happens to be there currently for a few weeks. She graciously agreed to pick them up and bring them back for me so I don't have to worry about shipping damage. Having fun in the AR diaspora. Roger
  6. WTB the following loudspeakers systems: (01 pair) very-very-mint (in original condition or restored by a pro) AR-4xa; (01 pair) very-very-mint (in original condition or restored by a pro) AR-7; (01 pair) very-very-mint (in original condition or restored by a pro) AR-5. With the original shipping boxes. It will be shipped to Miami, Florida.
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