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  1. I appreciate your informed comments on this oddly engaging topic.

    1. tysontom


      Thanks!  I think I wore out my welcome by so many posts, but I appreciate your comments!

  2. AR did offer an answer to the Advent Loudspeaker: the AR 8. It disappeared pretty quickly however.
  3. The choice is easy: AR 5. You will benefit from a bigger amplifier in either case.
  4. If memory serves me correctly, the AR5 was not yet available at the time of the Holt article and I believe that the references to AR5/AR5a, etc., are transcription errors that did not appear in the original report. I think he was actually referring to the AR2 & AR2a. I have the original Stereophile article somewhere (as well as the CR loudspeaker article mentioned by Tom) which I will try to find to help sort this out.
  5. Thanks, Jerry. I would have sworn the original article said it would rattle windows at 29 Hz, however optimistic that may actually be. Also note all the typo's in this article, probably transcription errors, such as referring to AR5 when AR3 is intended and to AR5a when AR2a was most likely intended. I will go & look for the original article which is in a box somewhere in my closet.
  6. One of the great speakers of all time, IMO.
  7. Listen to both Vern & ra.ra's sensible comments and also consider Gordon Holt's comment about the A-25s rattling his windows at 29 Hz. before you add a subwoofer.
  8. FWIW, I'm told that these were made for Dynaco by USS in the USA and that they are not so uncommon.
  9. As the original owner of several pairs of A25, A25XL, A35, & A40XL, I'm pretty familiar with Dynaco's 1970s speaker line and with the common variations of the original A25. This pair of A25s is unusual and is different from anything I've ever seen before: it has different drivers and a different vent screen, but has the same crossovers, tweeter level controls, cabinets & linen grills. The drivers are made in USA and nowhere on the cabinets does it say "Made in Denmark" like all the others do. They have never been opened up before now and have never been modified in any way. They remind me of the A25-VW, but in a walnut-veneered cabinet. When played side-by-side with a pair of Seas A25s, the only difference I detect is a slightly extended high-end range. The pictures show one next to an A40XL and the tweeters are pictured next to a common Seas unit. Has anyone ever seen an A25 like this before?
  10. Got one. Thanks, everybody.
  11. One woofer from my pair of KLH 23 buzzes below 60Hz and I'd like to replace it. If anyone has a spare, please let me know. Thanks.
  12. To add insult to injury, in their 1970 loudspeaker test report, CR said, to paraphrase from memory, that the 2aX was a better overall speaker than the 3a. I still have that issue somewhere and will try to find it.
  13. Sold for $500.
  14. Let's not forget the Dynaco A25 whose 10" Seas woofer dropped off very pleasingly on its own with no help from the crossover.
  15. Count me in as a Rectilinear fan and past owner of models III, Mini-III, XI and XIa. As a discerning, 16-year-old audiophile, I lusted after a pair of IIIs which were hopelessly too expensive. I used to annoy Crazy Eddie in Brooklyn at least once a month when I'd walk in and ask to hear the IIIs. He understood that I couldn't afford them, but let me listen anyway. When I finally bought a used pair many years later, I was very satisfied. The Mini-III, XI & XIa provided great sound & great value.