Jump to content

Sealant options for early AR1 and AR2 cloth surrounds


Recommended Posts

Hello all. Has anyone compared the results of the suggested treatment of the cloth roll surrounds of the AR woofers (AR1 and AR2) with Permatex 80062 (High Tack)that was suggested in the AR3a restoration guide? I suspect air leakage through the surround. I am curious as to this as a treatment versus a compound sold by an Ebay seller of parts to restore Acoustic Research systems. I have a old AR1w that was owned by my uncle since the late 1950's which he had paired with a Janzen 130 ES unit.




(and yes, I'd like to get a companion for AR1w for it but asking prices are in my opinion..... excessively high)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, dxho said:

The sealant offered here by RoyC or the ebay seller is the only one to use.

Lots of threads over the years covering this.

I know there were discussions / disputes about various mixtures that were claimed to be "right". However, I don't recall reading any of the conclussions from these debates.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...