David Cutter Posted May 8, 2019 Report Share Posted May 8, 2019 AR 2ax Advice Please I bought a nice pair of AR 2ax recently for $200. Early 1969 model with fabric woofer surrounds etc...All drivers appear to work OK. Cabinets are overall very good, not much visible wear. The pots were gritty sounding so I removed the woofers and gave them a Deoxit treatment. They turn easier now, and I believe one of the tweeter pots may still actually function. I am using a Marantz 2270 receiver, and my music source is currently Tidal and Apple Music via a 2018 Mac mini. They sound quite good to me as they are. However, I have noticed harshness in the upper-mid frequencies on vocals and piano on some recordings. I have done a lot of research on recapping and cleaning/replacing the pots, and am totally prepared to take the plunge. MY QUESTION: Should I just go ahead and fully service them, or just take care of the pots first and listen to the results, or recap first and see? Or...Leave them original as they are? What should I listen for to know what to do? What kind of improvements should I expect to hear? Should I try to clean the original pots first before opting for replacement L-pads? Any advice/comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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