Aadams Posted March 8, 2012 Report Share Posted March 8, 2012 I am not a newbie to audio systems and have listened to many box speakers over 4 decades and had never found one that I really liked though I own several pair. About a year ago while looking for some OLAs I came upon a nice pair of AR3as. It was a serendipitous moment. I have come to really like the sound of these speakers and am kicking myself for not starting with 3as in the 1970s when they were new and I was on my expense paid world tour with the US Navy.I have been reading a lot the old threads in this forum to understand what the members with deep AR experience believe the differences are among and between the different generations of AR speakers. I am a listener that prefers a big sound-field. When I listen I am usually 15 to 20 feet from the speakers and frequently move about the house. I rarely sit to listen but when I do sit I am not closer than 15 feet to the speakers. I do not care to be stationary in a small sweet spot to be transported by speaker imaging.It seems to me from reading this forum that the big sound-field ARs pretty much peaked with the LST and ended with the ADD units. All of the following generations including the 303 were about extending bass and image clarity in a narrow sound-field. My question is: Is my conclusion correct? I don’t want to purchase a pair of AR 9s or 303s for example and get great bass but have to stay in small area in front of the speakers to have a stable stereo image.This is a great forum. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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