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  1. AR Grill Badge Numbers

    Some of the regulars might have a better idea. The grilles on these betray nothing identifiable to me. Maybe you could get a shot of the labels.
  2. AR Grill Badge Numbers

    Welcome! I know squawdoosh about badging, but I know a little about early AR speakers. My opinion: good choice! My favorite so far is the AR3a. It was such a revelation (after 20 years of the AR2 and derivatives) that I went back through my music library just to hear what I'd been missing (mostly that lowest octave, more or less).
  3. I can almost guarantee trouble if they contain the Callins/whatever other name they were called capacitors (black body and red ends). Your speakers were built in their heyday. Obligatory request: pictures would help.
  4. Wow, those things look like they'd make an amp overheat, even if they were in good shape: 4-way/5-speaker with an 18" woofer. Besides drivers or wiring, the only other concern might be crossover components. It's got to be a complicated setup, and if it has/they have never been refurbed...
  5. KLH 6 construction differences?

    The upper box is the second gen, the lower was made in the transition period from the first gen, probably ~'62-'63. The 'plywood' is probably veneered particle board/MDF. I think KLH had mostly stopped using plywood by the time these were made.
  6. KLH Model Ten

    I'm wondering if it didn't measure up. It only lasted a year or so, even with it being promoted along with the rest of the line. I've never read anything about it's raison d'ĂȘtre.
  7. klh model 4s with interesting tweeter arrangement

    I've never seen a third small driver mentioned. Obviously, Fours were sold in a utility version, but I don't know if they were painted from the factory.
  8. A very early pair of AR-2 speaker

    I love the woofer in these, but the high end is pretty deficient. IOW, yes, I think $350 is pretty far into "collector" territory, when 2a or 2ax pairs can still be had for the same or less.
  9. AR-2ax refurbishing and use question

    Many options - I staple tie wraps to the cabinet.
  10. Looks like there's a black ring around the outside of the woofers, adapting them to early cabinets.
  11. New AR2 Owner

    Thank you for the compliment. All corrections gratefully accepted. Post 'em here or send them to me.
  12. I don't see much of a down side to repair. It's pretty easy to pick up a used one if it doesn't work. Yeah, coffee filter material is usable for the cone. Pick your favorite glue; it doesn't seem to be critical. I think I'd start with a little of the same glue on the surround. Yes, they are original. There's a simple test to see if they need more sealer, but the cone/s need to be whole.
  13. How do you compare speakers?

    The Aton DLA2 looks capable. Here are a couple of auctions. 252155664717 252324418723
  14. How do you compare speakers?

    A peek on the auction site showed a few selectors w/remotes, but it might be cheaper to buy a receiver with second room speaker output.