crumpets Posted April 17, 2018 Report Share Posted April 17, 2018 Hello everyone, new to the forums and to AR's in general. Have been reading a few of the threads over the last few months and would like to say thank you to all the contributors for their generosity in sharing such a wealth of information. About three weeks ago I somehow stumbled on a pair of AR94's. I had been looking at upgrading from B&W and Elac speakers. I had heard a pair of bookshelf AR's years ago(not sure of model), but that was about all. Anyway, the classified ad pictures of the AR94's grabbed me for some reason. A couple of hours later I had them home, connected them to my Arcam Alpha 7 amp and CD player, and got a very pleasant surprise. I was blown away, actually. Ended up ringing the chap back to discuss and within a few more days had a Sansui AU-555a. The improvement again blew me away. I should have been happy with that, and I am. Haven't enjoyed listening to those favourite CD's so much for many years. But, a week or so later, just out of curiosity, I was browsing the for sale ads and spotted a pair of AR9LSi's. I did a bit more research on these forums and decided to make an offer, which was accepted. A few days later, I drove a 2k km round trip with the kids to pick them up. Now, I must admit, I had a friend to pick them up from the seller, then grabbed them from my mates house. I hadn't actually heard the speakers. I know this could backfire a little(maybe a lot), but anyway it's done and I have them at home. Cosmetically, they look fantastic to me. I connected the AR9LSi's to the Sansui and they seemed to work, but that was about all that could be said. I now have a Crown XLS2500 on the way, and being very green to all this, was wondering if anyone might be able to assist with a bit of guidance before I do any damage to these speakers that could well be in good condition. The plan is to connect the AR9LSi's to the Crown and use the Sansui as a pre-amp. Does that sound like a reasonable configuration, and is there anything specific I should check/test/avoid doing in order to not fry these things? I have some Nordost speaker cables to use, and will continue using the Arcam CDP as it is the best I have access to and I don't have a turntable. The Crown should be here by the end of the week. I don't think I'll hook it up until I am a bit more confident with what I'm doing. It would be a great result if I can get it all to sing. Mind you, I could well find myself looking at a restoration project. I guess I'll know in a week or so. Any advice would be much appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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