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  1. No apology needed--just trying to help out
  2. Great sleuthing indeed! I wonder if they also sold KLHSs & EPISs & Adventz & Dynacoz, etc.
  3. Those woofers are younger than your 4axs and are probably cheap, Taiwanese replacement woofers--not necessarily bad, just not AR and definitely not what should be in there. I have never seen an AR woofer with a whizzer cone. If you think anyone at whatever is left of AR will have any idea of what you're talking about, think again. AR as we knew it ceased to exist a long time ago.
  4. Those appear to be non-original, non-AR woofers.
  5. Martin

    ANOTHER KLH Model Five rebuild

    Very nice work! FYI, I clean my KLH & AR grill cloth with a smelly, ammonia-based carpet-cleaner foam in a spray can which works very well and doesn't damage the cloth.
  6. Martin

    ANOTHER KLH Model Five rebuild

    The sort-of clearcoat KLH used can be sanded off to reveal really nice-grained veneer underneath, but beware, the KLH veneers seem thinner & cheaper than the ones used by AR so it's very easy to go too deep, especially with 100-grit.
  7. Martin

    Dynaco A-50 cabinet salvage

    Thanks for the carpet suggestion, Vern; great idea. I have plenty of small carpet samples that will now be put to good use.
  8. I bought Dynaco A25s instead.
  9. Martin

    Opinions on Fisher vs Scott preamps for A25s?

    I was mildly disappointed by my carefully restored 400C when used with my Stereo-70. I am not disappointed with any of my three PAS3 preamps however. I use A40XL or A50s in that system so it's vaguely similar to yours.
  10. Martin

    Dynaco A-50 cabinet salvage

    Thanks, Vern. I've been thinking of mounting my A50s on the wall. I still have the little felt pads that were originally supplied by Dynaco for this purpose, but suspect they won't provide enough isolation.
  11. I spent a lot of my final year of high school in the NYC AR music room. The guy who ran it on weekdays was always very accommodating and was always happy (or at least, willing) to play the LPs I brought and to answer questions. These visits had the desired effect & resulted in the eventual purchase of an AR receiver & XA turntable.
  12. Martin

    Dynacos stuffing replacement!

    nfafan is exactly right!
  13. Tom, your post brings back a lot of great memories. Here's one that helps make your point: In early 1970, my father asked me to research & recommend speakers to him. Over several weeks, I carefully compared AR2aX, KLH 6, KLH 5, Dyna A25 and a few others at various stores, mostly on 45th St in Manhattan, which was at that time, stereo row. Early in the process, after a few A - B comparisons at one well-known store, the 2aX was my least favorite choice. On the way home, I visited the nearby AR Listening Room where I was so favorably impressed by the 2aX that I thought the Listening Room was somehow rigged. Eventually, after a few more listening trips, I realized that the store was rigged and that the AR listening room simply showed the speakers off accurately and in the best possible light.
  14. Martin

    Driving these AR3a speakers

    It's not wrong, it's right.
  15. Martin

    dynaco speakers

    These are not Dynaco speakers.