Ki Choi Posted March 13, 2019 Report Share Posted March 13, 2019 (edited) My first post here. After owning a pair of AR3s but regretting selling them, I was searching for a pair of AR3s locally with no luck that is until now. I ran into a pair of one owner AR3s that are completely unmolasted. Strangely the guy had AR logo and model 3 badge pinned upside down on the grilles. Thus he had placed both speakers' top as bottom with tweeters in the ground it seemed. So the top of the speakers are in bad shape with its seams showing gaps and wood veneer in poor shape. Serial numbers are 66205 and 66201. The grille clothes were a little discolored from its age and somewhat wrapped from moisture at one corner and glued into the front of the speakers. I removed them carefully and place them under another heavy speakers to flatten them back. I think I can clean and wash the grille clothes too. With help from the forum member Glenn, I contacted RoyC for the mid range drivers rebuilds and replacement pots. They are on their way to NY. The challenge would be how to repair the gaps in seams of the speakers (at the top section now- one part of the corner had swollen) and properly refinish the wood veneer. Unfortunately I don't have Glenn's veneering skill. So I am considering taking the speakers to the professional furniture refinisher I had used once before. Thanks, Ki PS: I tried to post few JPG photos of the speakers but failing to upload. I'll attempt it again as a follow up post. Edited March 14, 2019 by Ki Choi smaller image files uploaded Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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