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  1. Analogman

    AR Badges

    Brass 1-1/8" square early style - Good looking original pair - restored Black SURFACE script "AR INC." Have been polished and present very well NOT PERFECT - One required minor "strengthening" due to wear, not cleaning. One has tiny pin prick mark between the "A" and the "R" Viewed on angle some discoloration is still evident, not worth the risk of damaging the original lettering to remove. Sorry no pictures - no camera Can return if not happy or as described Asking $25 Dollars - Includes shipping Willing to work out a trade for some original potted magnet AR-5 woofers in need of new compliance.
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    AR Badges

    I failed to mention the grille: "AR" 2-ax Nice tight original cloth, light discoloration from the adhesive bleed Came from a later model so it attached with Velcro; no glue globs and snags from removal I also have a like new genuine "2-ax" badge. I don't need this stuff, but I do need some repairable, potted magnet 10"s. Hopefully we can apply these little items towards a swap. Regards, Craig
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    Legacy II issues

    Only one disc so far has this problem, huh? You're hearing brush work for the first time. Put on "Kind of Blue" and you can really start looking for speaker problems........ .........that aren't there. Regards, Craig
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    Beginning an AR 4 resto.

    Oops! I never knew that was the case. On the most recent set I restored I mixed it all up! I've never seen a pair of "AR" with two different pots in one cab. Is this difference obvious? Beyond the red plastic "arrowed" version and the one with the adjustable (set screw) knob? Please advise. Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Any insight with regard to this would be appreciated; I've never used Daytons. They should be here today, can't wait! Sorry for the misnomer Ray, uh er....ROY!!! I was right in the middle of a "craigslist" deal with a guy named "Ray" when I was typing the original post. Regards to all, Craig
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    Jensen Era "Advents"

    Specifically the "Legacy" in it's original incarnation. Does this speaker resemble in any way a true Advent in it's sound. Also, do these enjoy any regard as to their Advent badging by "true" Advent lovers? Regards, Craig
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    Jensen Era "Advents"

    Any input at all would be well received. Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Ray, Are the Daytons "directional" like the Auricaps suggest? Any placement suggestion as "AR" inserts the passives in the "negative" side? My plan was to simply clip the leads and leave the originals in place for reference/originality/completeness. I'm still kicking myself in the ass for THROWING AWAY the (4) Aetna-Pollacks that came in my "2"s, as well as the (2) potted magnet 10"s. Just wasn't thinking. There's a long story attached to the woofers though. Obviously they needed new compliance. I lugged them around with me for about (4) years before I tossed them, then about a month later, these "5"s came into my life. I hate to admit it, but I also tossed (2) cast frame, cloth surround 10"s with the "3" style magnet/motors that I bought off ePay (one had a loose spider) that wouldn't fit my cabs; another long story. Ah well, live and learn. Sure wish I had come here a LONG time ago. Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Daytons ordered as discussed. I have not been this excited over a small project in a long time. This "AR-5" thing is something else! Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    It took a lot of time wasting, frustration, money and buyer's remorse for me to finally learn: in audio, high price does NOT guarantee high performance. Period and with no exception. We'll go with the Daytons. Thanks for the values. Now how's that for "The Emperor Has No Clothes"?! Kind regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Hi Roy, Have you been pleased with the Daytons? I've never used them. Parts Express is the only place so far that has all the values (close) in stock, and they are in the Dayton brand. This would make ordering so much simpler and not a "project". I've been interested in all the hype surrounding the new flavor of the month, "Auricaps" but no one vendor seems to stock all the #s. Does the "Law of Diminishing Returns" apply here? If so, I would be more than happy to try the Daytons. What specific values did you use? Sincere regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    No insertion of resistors required, just a straight swap? I've read elsewhere here that the "modern" caps don't "sound" right. If it's just a "one for one", I'd like to try that most definitely. Are those Solens in the photos? Exact values? I used exact value Solens when I did the "2"s, but as I've already explained can't speak to the improvement. Thank you again, Roy. Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    NOOOOOO! DEAD STOCK, except for my woofer repairs, Aetna-Pollak rejuvenation (very time consuming to do right in my opinion, NO aggressive abrasives used, came out as new) and cosmetic/sealing work. I learned THE HARD WAY not to jump in with both feet, until you have a reference. The first major restoration I did years ago was a pair of AR-2ax(s). I did them because of the fantastic memories of longing, and lust, they rekindled from my youth. My eldest brother brought a pair home for my parents during Vietnam, along with a massive Sansui....... the full page "black & white" ad copy in "Playboy" ........and on and on................. Well, I fu&ked up, read too much from people that were very convincing, and bought into the whole "Layne" replace it all thing as well. The result?: An absolutely FANTASTIC, GORGEOUS pair of "2"s that AIN'T "2"s any more if you get my meaning. They sound DAMN good, but I wound up with a LOT of money in them, more than any pair of these will ever bring...... But that's OK, 'cause I didn't do it for money in the first place and they taught me a Hell of a lot. So I gave them to my 16 years old Daughter and they play loud bull shit night and day and she really digs 'em. SO, SUCCESS! My point is: I can't remember anything about how ARs sounded 30 plus years ago except "good". The closest thing other than a new pair from a warehouse find is a lovingly stroked all original pair. I plan on living with these for a while, as is, because just like tape noise or vinyl, I've never had problems with "old" or diamonds in the rough. After I've identified anything I know I don't like that could possibly be old age related, maybe I'll be able to sweet talk someone like Roy C. into helping with some suggestions, expertise and wisdom. (I've F'd up a few amps diving in head first as well, never did know what they actually sounded like). In the meantime I'm going to keep running these boys in, put my grilles and FABULOUS (if I may say so myself) polished badges back on tomorrow and just keep diggin' my AR-5s I thank God for "craigslist" everyday. Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    It's amazing how they are improving the more I play them; as dramatic as "breaking in" new speakers, and not just the new surrounds. These where virgins; the grilles had never been off since '72. On the first run I had some transient vibrations/wheezing at the terminal cup on one box. After the pot re-furbish I caulked the pots where they mount with some GM automotive gasket material (removable) and snugged everything up. Beautiful! Playing some "Prince" for a deep, artificial bass workout. No more thoughts about subs. Regards, Craig
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    Jensen Era "Advents"

    No love, or hate for these? Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Sorry for the double post. Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    I did an extremely thorough Aetna-Pollack detail job Thursday after confirming all the drivers could still carry the mail. Superlative results. These speakers kick ass. I may let a pair of JBL L96s go to make room for these; hard call, pressing these into daily service; I don't like revisiting jobs to service "break downs". As for Musicality, the ARs beat the JBLs hands down, and the L96 sure ain't no slouch. The ARs also yield more subtle information. An example of this is that conversations captured off mic at the Blackhawk are now intelligible, with the JBLs you just know they're there. Listened to Miles Davis all day today on these "5"s, FANTASTIC! (even with the incorrect polyfil ) Thank you, Roy, Craig
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    Correct "white dot" values?

    For the AR-5? I used the ones (attempted) provided in the "3a" restoration piece, but I can't get the reading for the mid to come up? Thanks, Craig
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    Correct "white dot" values?

    Please disregard. I've had so many distractions today, and "stop/starts", I was trying to adjust the pots for the correct "white dot" readings AFTER they were soldered in, DAMN IT! Anybody by chance know the values AFTER the fact? Thanks, Craig
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    Maybe I'm an idiot......or just blind.......

    That's pretty cool! Thank you, Craig
  22. ..but is there a way to set the time and date to correspond to my location? Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Well, I've got them up and running, the shake down cruise. I used the 16oz. of polyester as discussed. Washed, sun dried and re-installed the old foam rings for the woofers, so far so good for now. Set them up temporarily with a little Pioneer SX-780 I just went through, modest but functional, I'll try tubes later....... Impressions? These are some of the most Musical sounding speakers I've heard in a LONG time (and I've had and still have some damn fine ones, including some 2-ax(s). As I type this I have Jon Faddis on in the other room, moderately high volume. The house is filled with some of the most euphonic sound I've had in a while. Only negative: the bass is so prodigious that I have a cabinet buzz somewhere in the crossover or terminal cup area on one box. Funny thing is the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't bring this out but the instrumental piano track at the end of Tom Petty's "She's The One" is what did it. Sh&t! I hate re-dos, but in this case I don't mind, I don't mind at all. I've finally heard for the first time what y'all have known all along; a good friend of mine had some "3"s and they were nothing like this (but they were ragged and not well cared for or even properly cleaned up, still.......) These "5"s have made me a believer. Thank you for your input. More later. Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Thank you once again. I seemed to recall 16oz. as the suggested amount of non-original material from a pair of "2-ax"s I did for my Daughter. I will retain the original material for the inevitable owner of this particular pair in case they want to re-install it. The polyfil will facilitate a cleaner in and out scenario if upgrades or mods are eventually done to these. Regards, Craig
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    AR-5 Box Stuffing

    Thank you Roy. I segregated and saved the original material from my cabs, but had planned to go back with polyfil. It is my opinion that the tiny glass fibers help contribute to pot drop outs (like throwing dirt in them). I have a real problem with fiberglass, I worked in the boat industry for a brief time. Anyway, I am aware that purists will disagree with what I plan to install, but I'd like to ask your opinion, Roy. What, if any, adjustments would you make to this amount if you were to find yourself with no other option other than the polyfil? I may break down and go with the glass, but I'm sure leaning against it. Thank you again for your rapid response. Hope this finds you well, Craig
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