glenz66 Posted May 23, 2015 Report Share Posted May 23, 2015 Hello most gracious and knowledgeable keepers of AR speakers.For one GREAT evening the stars were aligned with my AR-2ax speakers but the next morning I found that my right speaker was no longer working. I was using the Adcom GFA-555 Power Amplifier with the Sansui AU-555a used as a preamplifier. My local repair guy said the woofer was bad. He did not get a reading from the meter. I talked to him about the possibility of repairing the woofer, and along with that, if he would check the pots and caps and refurbish if needed. Two years later he said the woofer could not be repaired and that he found a pair of original woofers. His intent was to replace both of my woofers, good and bad, with the pair he found. Starting on the speaker in need of repair he found the first woofer of the pair did not work but the second one did and called me in for a sound check. I inquired into my request for him to check the pots and caps and refurbish if needed. He did not do this. He just replaced my woofer with one that he found. After listening to the “repaired” AR-2ax speakers with him we found the woofer he replaced was making a sandy non-clear sound. Rejected, he said that woofer also was not good and that we need to find another woofer. This time I volunteered to find the replacement. I took the chance on a AR-2 woofer and it will ship next week.So here I stand – Could the internal crossovers/capacitors be the culprit here? Do I let him install the newly found woofer without checking the internal pots/caps? Are the AR-2 woofers (as I take them to be) the same as the AR-2ax? This is the only vintage repair shop/sales in my area and I want him to succeed. Hence my patience in this matter, and for my love of my once enjoyed AR-2ax speakers. In the meantime, I have been studying, leaning towards the do it yourself.Thank you,Greg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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