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  1. AR-3a vs. Original Large Advent

    In my case, I never owned the AR3 or AR3a's when I was a young man. Too expensive. Bought the affordable Advents. So all my memories and nostalgia are linked to the Advents. Much later in life, I purchased AR3a's and restored them. Great sound but not to the point where I can't live without them.
  2. AR-3a vs. Original Large Advent

    There is also a "for sale/wanted" section. Please post your ad there. Also, include price, location and condition. I always loved the Advents. Still own a pair of OLA (walnut). They sound great and are way easier to maintain than the AR speakers. Tweeters and woofers are readily available and cheap. Plus NO finicky pots! Welcome and Good luck!
  3. AR-2ax Project

    Michael T., Hang in there. We'll be here whenever you decide to jump back in. All the best.
  4. AR-2ax Project

    Michael T., If everyone would hold a grudge forever, then no one would be talking to anyone. Thanks for your help and I look forward to sharing the successful completeion of your project.
  5. AR-2ax Project

    Thanks Roy. Simple enough for me. "and, possibly, the insertion of a 25 ohm resistor across #1 and #2 L-pad terminals." Is that 25 ohm resistor insertion for both tweeter and mid or just for the mids? Thanks for any clarification.
  6. The Quintessential AR Speaker

    I've found the AR2AX to be a better balanced speaker and much easier to work with than the 3 or 3A. So I'm restoring the AR2AX's. Same characteristic AR sonic signature as the 3 & 3A with less bass. Of course, I'm not stating any principles, just opinions after many years of owning all 3 models. I'm guessing, after years of reading these threads, that the AR9 is the Quintessential AR Speaker
  7. AR-2ax Project

    Michael T. & Roy C., Will look into each option. Thanks to both of you for your help. Always appreciated. I'll post what I did in this thread and report back as to how the AR2AX's sound when restored.
  8. AR-2ax Project

    Michael T. Do you have a list of the parts you ordered from Parts Express? I have opened up my AR2Ax's and might as well replace the caps & pots. I know you have done all the legwork but if you would share it would be greatly appreciated. The reason I opened up the speakers was because of a scratchy pot that keeps dropping out. I thoroughly cleaned all the pots a couple of years ago but here we go again. Pots are the bane of many an AR speaker owner. Thank you, good luck and a healthy Happy New Year (whether you provide the info or not).
  9. AR 5's: The bargain AR

    There was a pair of AR5's for sale on Craigslist less than a month ago for $150. They appeared to be in very good condition. Who knows. At any rate, AR3 & AR3a midrange drivers are hard enough to get hold of and with the much lower volume of AR5s out there, the outlook for replacing failed drivers is bleak at best.
  10. Very early 3's on eBay-5K!! Yikes!

    Isn't a video also worth a thousand words?
  11. A lurker steps out!

    Frank - how about a current photo? Please...
  12. Wife needs help finishing his bucket list AR92s

    Charity begins at home. An old addage that rings oh so true. Nice work Kent!
  13. What is a good price for a pair of Ar3s?

    As Norman Bates said in Pyscho "A hobby's supposed to pass the time, not fill it."
  14. Ar3 for $2,600?

    I owned the AR3 & AR3a simultaneously for quite some time. Eventually sold the AR3 to free up some space. I never felt the AR3a was superior or inferior to the AR3. Just different. But that's me. I enjoy both deep dish pizza, thin crust or Sicilian. I totally agree with AR Surround. AR is best for Acoustic and classical music. And to all AR lovers and owners (including myself), I'm sorry, but I have heard better speakers. Without a doubt. Can't afford a lot of them but that's my problem not the manufacturers. When I bought my AR3s & AR3As, they were cheap. But if you can get $5,000+ for a set of AR3s, more power to ya. So let's just enjoy the gems we own and love and get the most out of them. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  15. Advent/1 recommended foam & caps

    There is a link in my post in the thread: What Size Refoam Kit For Advent 1