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  1. lARrybody

    Ohm specs hi-range Ar3a 1974-75?

    This is definitely the cloth you want to use on your 3a's. It is so close to the original material, except it is even nicer. You might want to check cross stitch suppliers in the EU. Good luck with your restoration. Just remember that they love good clean 4 ohm power. The more the better.
  2. lARrybody

    What AR Speakers Do I have?

    Yes They are early 2ax's. No way they are 2's, not with two control pots. There is the slight possibility they may be 2a's with factory conversion of the dual mids with the 2ax single mid driver. I have a pair of these and they sported the 2ax grills instead of the 2a grills. Early 2ax's with the cloth surround woofers are very collectable and sought after. Check the auction site for what they have been going for and factor in the option for local pickup. You can list them here or if you are a member over at Audiokarma you can list them on bartertown. Many other options too.
  3. lARrybody

    What AR Speakers Do I have?

    Your right Frank about the possibility of the speaker being a AR5. One way to eliminate that possibility is if the cabinet front has a 3/4 in. solid hardwood piece around the face. I don't think the AR5 had that feature. I was wrong about the 2ax cutouts. The woofer is a round cutout. Here is a 2a grill on the left and a 2ax grill on the right. i don't have a 2 grill but it would be like the 2a without the tweeter and the dual mid/tweeter cutout in the middle.
  4. lARrybody

    What AR Speakers Do I have?

    I would say it is either a AR2, AR2a 0r early AR2ax. One way may be to look at the grill cut outs. A AR2 will have a rectangular dual mid cut out in the center at the top. A AR 2a will have the same cut out but it will be located on the right hand side. A AR2ax will have two large rectangular cutouts, one for the woofer on the bottom and the tweeter and midrange sharing the other on the top. Hike RaRa mentioned the best way is to remove the grill and look at the drivers. Hope this helps.
  5. lARrybody

    A pair of AR-3 fell into my lap this week

    I know J Kent has had experience using lacquer. Maybe he will offer his thoughts soon. Look forward to seeing the finished speakers.
  6. Would the AR14 have shared the same woofer with the AR12? Here are the 200004-2 woofers from my AR12's. I have never had the chance to hear the AR14's. They must be very good 2 way speakers. There is a pair currently on the auction site for $1250.00.
  7. lARrybody

    Tweeter 200011-1 new foam ring

    GD70's full restoration post was over at Audio Karma. https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/ar-12-restoration-pics.698197/page-3 From post 59 on there is more information on how he made the tweeter foams.
  8. lARrybody

    Tweeter 200011-1 new foam ring

    Looking good Giorgio. Member GD70 has also made some described in this post.
  9. AR55 is completely right about the AR-15. I think I have remarked here that it is my favorite 2 way 8 in. vintage AR speaker. That's not to say that the AR25 is not to be appreciated. When I got my first pair they came with Realistic replacement woofers. They were replaced with AR 200037 woofers. Also original cap replaced with 6uf Erse Plus-X poly. Binding post replaced the spring clips and a L-pad were added to the tweeter circuit. Currently using them with AR18 speakers on top hooked up in parallel to a Pioneer SX-980 receiver. My AR-15's are stored away out of rotation right now.
  10. I understand where you are coming from 338 (h) (10). The AR25 uses the same size cabinet with the same woofer with a single 6uf tweeter cap. Woofer just rolls off naturally to the 1 1/4 in. cone tweeter. Good sounding speaker. The AR 15 is a different animal allogether. This is my recapped AR 15 crossover. Quite a bit different. Might work but not sure how it would output with the 15's 1 in dome tweeter. My 15's
  11. Also was used in the AR25.
  12. If you can’t find 200001 woofers the 200037 woofers would be my next choice. They can be found on the auction site and may need to be re-foamed. My opinion, keep your AR speakers AR.
  13. lARrybody

    AR-3s With Korina veneer!

    Thanks Tom, You are not the first person who has told me the 2ax mids are better. I saved them and may eventually put them back. Like I said I have one original grill and am looking for another. I may have found a lead to a couple grills tonight from someone that has Franken 2a's listed on Detroit Metro CL. Interesting looking modded 2a's. I have very nice reproduction square badges and "a's" thanks to JKent. I have three sets of these now and although the Korina examples are rare, they may not be my rarest. Thanks to Owlsplace post these now reside in my basement. I have not yet looked at them but plan to soon and post my observations. Thanks everybody at CSP for all the great information I find here.
  14. lARrybody

    AR-3s With Korina veneer!

    When I saw Liangshan Marsh's post I was excited to hear about another example of some Korina venere classic AR's. Those AR2a's Tom pictured are mine. Picked them up from a guy in Dayton exactly three years ago. They have never been on ebay. Two years ago I got some 3a's in April. Last year a set of 12's in April. Maybe these 3's are my April surprise this year. They sure look good, but I tend to agree that they are probably birch. The 2a's have been put back to original dual mids. They are currently boxed up in storage. I have one original grill, still looking for its mate. Anyway I would like to see another Korina venere example out there.
  15. lARrybody

    Ar-3a Capacitor Advice

    Just checked my October 1973 3a's and here are their numbers.