Hobwork Posted September 13, 2018 Report Share Posted September 13, 2018 Hi, this is my first post in this forum regarding a pair of AR3 speakers I recently obtained from a gentleman who had them in a cabinet all of their life. The gentleman was selling his house so I obtained the AR3 along with other equipment he had. He actually had to hire someone to break apart the cabinets to release these AR3. So upon careful inspection, these speakers are missing the AR tags and the "3" tags. Since I have a few pairs of AR2 laying around, I have decided to speak to long time member of this forum Dr. Kent for a pair of remake "3". As we spoke further, I sent him a photos of the serial number in the back. They are C0696 & C0697. Dr. Kent told me to hold all restoration and consult the experts in this forum because any restoration I do could significantly hurt the value of these speakers. Listening test: AR3 have been my dream speakers for awhile, I heard them at a friend's house a few years ago and I wanted a pair since. I tested the sounds of these speakers with MC250 and MX114 that I obtained from the gentleman. Sure enough, they sound amazing with the exception of one of the Tweeter. I played with the knobs a little and the sound only comes back at the highest dial. I was thinking about recapping and cleaning the pots, but it will require taking off the grills. They seem to be glued pretty tight and I might not be able to open them without tearing them. Cosmetic: These speakers were living in the cabinets in their whole life, so they appear to be in good original condition. The speakers have no finished on them. However, when they built the cabinets years ago，they painted the speakers Black on the sides and the button. Should I find a way to remove the paint or repaint on top? Sorry for such a long post, but if any of you guys could give me some input of how to proceed, I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance Richard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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