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  1. Those 5 grand AR3's sold.......

    Some people have more money than common sense. I always hope there'll be one of them around whenever I want to sell something.
  2. AR Turntable thread

    No other arms can be mounted without modding the table's subchassis and top plate.
  3. I want to know what the AR-3 b, c, d and e were like.
  4. AR-2ax Craigslist 11-17-17

    You realize that about half the people in California moved there from other states, right? A lot of us brought ARs with us when we moved.
  5. AR Turntable thread

    Yes, there is. LA AudioFile issue27.pdf
  6. AR-2ax Project

    I'm pretty sure that if you look up the definition of "hobby" in the dictionary, that's what it says. I don't see any reason to kill this thread, but if anyone in it said anything they feel...embarrassed about after the fact, PM me and I can delete single posts.
  7. AR-2ax Project

    "Speaker protection" generally triggers when a short or DC current is detected across the speaker connections, while "amplifier protection" generally triggers when the amp gets too hot. Neither of these will protect speaker components that are unable to withstand the normal output of the amplifier the speaker is connected to.
  8. AR-2ax Project

    You should not use abrasive cleaners on printed logo plates. Abrasives are ok on the embossed, brown-lettered plates. Brasso makes a non-abrasive liquid cleaner called Gadget Care you can try (it's advertised as a cleaner for cellphone and other screens), but if there's any pitting on the surface, you're probably better off just ordering some repro badges.
  9. AR-2ax Project

    You only ruin the sound if you open the speakers and don't put them back together again the right way.
  10. AR 2A What should I do with them

    The very first thing you want to do is try listening to them placed horizontally. They're not designed to be placed vertically.
  11. The Quintessential AR Speaker

    I would count the 1, 3, 3a together, as they are evolutionary.
  12. As long as your amp has flat or flattish response, you're always going to need bass boost at lower levels. That's what "loudness" is for.
  13. AR 4xa

    Yes, thought of that after I posted. You'd probably want to cut the beveled cross-grain pieces from plywood to avoid the problem.
  14. AR 4xa

    It is possible to take wide boards and cut triangular pieces with cross-grain if you have a table saw. This might be a case where the best approach is just put on a fresh coat of "soft black" paint and make a set of linen grills.
  15. I'm afraid it has happened?

    Roy, are you planning on taking measurements? Would be very interested in seeing what the off-axis numbers look like, and since AR originally measured their drivers individually we should be able to get an apple vs apple comparison.