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Hi, I’m new to this forum.  Seeking opinion between these two AR speakers.  A week ago I bought both models in not the greatest condition.  The AR-10pi drivers are all good and the cabinets are recoverable.  The LST-2 also have OK cabinets, but all the tweeters are dead and the woofers are from Radio Shack.  I intend to keep only one or the other.  Driving them with a Pioneer SX-1010.  Which set to keep?

 

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Genek,

Exactly.  If I go with the LST-2 it will need the original tweeters rebuilt by Chris then find the original 10” woofers.  I tried them with some small Heil transformers I have and they sounded pretty good.

Aadams, I’m in Stockton, Ca.

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Both are great classic AR speakers. I see you have the early version of the 10pi's with the cream colored tweeter domes. They were just talking about those a couple  post down. Do you have the foam grills for them?

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I have a set of those I purchased for my AR10pi's. They are nice, the correct open pore foam, but the bevels are not the same as the originals I have on my 14's and 12's. 

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Last summer I made two pairs of wood frame grills for one of my 11's and the other one for J Kents restoration of some 11's you can see on page two of this post.

 

I wish I had your tweeters for my first  generation MkI 10pi's have the later MkII black dome tweeters.

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Thank you for the review on the foam grills.  For the price I would want them to be exact.  Maybe I’ll do like you and make my own.  It’s not the difficult for me.

 

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Aadams,

I’m probably going to sell the set of LST-2 for what I paid.  All mids are original and working.  I know it depends on the distance between us.

 

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1 hour ago, Illf8ed said:

I’m probably going to sell the set of LST-2 for what I paid.  All mids are original and working.  I know it depends on the distance between us

We are far beyond practical driving distance.   I know the price would be right.

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Actually I’m doing that.  The 10pi are finished and waiting for Chris to finish the tweeters so I can listen and determine if I want to put more $ into them for proper woofers.

 I really like the 10 pi, but not sure I like them as much as my ESS amt1b.  

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