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  1. AR3a Tweeters

    I am sorry but I have never installed the HIVI tweeters. My wife and I are both having health issues and I'm not sure when I'll get around to giving them a try. My original tweeters still have output. My plan was to replace just on tweeter with a HIVI as a test. I do apologize for my lack of a a follow up. der
  2. HiVi q1r install

    I've got a pair ready to go but have never installed them. I used a wood spacer and fed the wiring the faceplate to enable front mount. I still have decent output from my original tweeters. At least, I think I do. I might have to install these this winter so I can hear them. der
  3. AR amplifier: headphones, Delrama

    I owned one without the headphone jack. At the time I did listen quite a bit to headphones since we had a new baby. I had to add a stand alone headphone jack/speaker switch to do so. Many years later one channel went out on the amp and I pitched it. I've been kicking myself every since for doing so. Cosmetically, it was pristine with the wood enclosure. Love to have it back.
  4. "der, believe me, you do want a pair!" frankmarsi - what is it then that makes them superior? Big sound-stage? Reflection and dispersion? I'm not doubting any of it but am curious since I've never heard them. I've knowna few AR devotees over the years but none owned LST. I remember when they came out - I wanted them but a toddler at home and no money for speakers. der
  5. I have never heard them but I do know they basically have the same drivers as my AR3a - with extra mids and tweeters. I would assume improved dispersion. I always wondered about imaging though. But, in the end, I always kind of wanted a pair. der
  6. New Score

    Mine need a woofer refoam although the foam on 3 of the 4 woofers is intact. I'm going to refoam them all. I'm going to use mine exactly as you are. In my surround sound sytem with my 60" UHD TV. They are good sounding speakers. NBot quite the equal of my AR3a but still very good. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
  7. New Score

    Looks like one woofer needs a definite a re-foam. I'm going to do all 4 of them. I'm guessing they all need it. It will be a new experience for me. Not sure where to buy the best foam. Can someone make a suggestion? Thanks, der
  8. New Score

    Sorry, I was confusing. There was only one powered 12" subwoofer. My wife has also reminded (corrected) me that I paid a grand total of $125 for all of the following. 1. The subwoofer 2. One pair of Advent Heritage Speakers (dual 8" woofers and a tweeter in each), 3. 3 additional smaller Advent AV speakers (right and left and center) 4. 2 - Onkyo AV receivers, 5. 1 CD changer which I haven't even looked into and 6. A Sony VHS/CD/DVD player recorder that apparently can copy VHS tapes to disc. One of receivers, the smaller 3 Advents, the subwoofer, the Sony unit and the CD changer all were part of a rack that I bought for one price. So far I have tried all but the CD changer and the Sony unit and all work fine. der
  9. New Score

    Among other gear purchased at an auction down the street I bought a pair of Advert Heritage speakers in pristine condition. The cabinets are in like new condition. Woofer surrounds look good but there's always that chance they'll need replaced. Haven't heard them yet. Thinking of including them in my surround sound setup with my big Samsung UHD TV. Paid $50 for the pair. Also scored two Onkyo surround sound receivers, a CD/DVD changer, and a massive 2- 12" powered sub-woofer (that I haven't even looked at yet) I just know it's very heavy. Paid another $50 for all that. Receivers do work. Also included was an equipment rack that I'm giving away. Have no use for it. More later. der
  10. No wonder I could never find a pair of LST. frankmarsi has them all. Pretty sweet. der
  11. I assure you that snob appeal was the last thing on my mind! I had a friend that owned 4 - 3a's that he drove with some massive McIntosh gear to quite high levels in a listening room that he had tailored acoustically. I listened to his setup quite a bit and was smitten with the big AR's from day one. der
  12. Of course what you say is true but I wanted the big boys. I was a 22 year old that had never owned any decent gear. I heard AR3a's and had to have them! I wanted the best they had (at the time). Pretty rich acquisition for me at the time. But, they turned out to be a good investment. That same pair still sits in my living room and is listened to almost daily - 48 years later. der
  13. DISCLAIMER: I never worked in the industry and lay no claim to being an expert on speaker design. I will say this. Even though it was a long time ago I do remember shopping for my first pair of what I considered audiophile speakers. I wanted the AR brand because I had friends that owned them and I had heard them and really like the sound. I was aware that AR made speakers at different price points with different components including 8, 10, and 12" woofers. I NEVER considered anything from the AR line that didn't contain a 12" woofer. That's what I desired. I had to wait a while longer to save the money for the 3a but I did just that. I was 22 years old and that's simply what I wanted. Had there been a cheaper speaker that featured a 12" woofer I think I would have given it serious consideration. der
  14. my ar-xb headshell rotates

    Not a problem JKent. It seemed the topic was going around the barn a bit too many times. I never had the original poster's problem myself but a friend did many years ago and as I recall this was exactly the fix. I don't believe that superglue had been invented back then but whatever he used apparently worked just fine. der
  15. my ar-xb headshell rotates

    That's pretty much where I was going with my original reply. der