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  1. Lucky Pierre

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

    Got it!
  2. Lucky Pierre

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

    Quick update: Day 4 with these and I keep thinking that this is the sound I have been looking for. I picked up the Marantz 240 today, along with a 120B tuner. I think the journey with this system is over. I picked up material for repairing the grills yesterday. I found a post in my research, I think by lakecat, that suggested using electrical tape to attach the grill cloth. I might try that route rather than glue. I'll start that next weekend. I'm really looking forward to the cabinet work, but that will have to wait until spring so I can do the work outdoors. I'm going to try my hand at spray can lacquer, to keep the finish original. Pics to come in a few months. Peter
  3. Lucky Pierre

    AR2ax makes a candle!

    Kudos Charlie! You just summed up so much of my early 90s listening.
  4. Happy New Year all. Just to update: I think I have decided that I might not be a tube guy. I am sure if I found the right speakers, I would be. I just don't want to spend the time to find the "right" speakers. I think I am going to divest of some gear and get a Marantz 240 to go with the 7T. I'm listening to the AR3s now on a 100+ watt Carver (specs are hard to find for a 4 ohm load). I've certainly not heard in my own home something that sounds this good. Peter
  5. Lucky Pierre

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

    I cleaned the pots and recapped yesterday. These speakers are glorious! First I tried them on an NAD T748 (100-125 watt at 4 ohm) in analogue bypass mode. I was completely blown away. Then I tried them on a Marantz T7 preamp and a pair of Webster 30 watt 2A3 monoblocks. They lost everything that made them sound good. Muddy, dull, and lifeless. Tonight I swapped the Websters for a Carver TFM-6cb (rated at 100 watts into 4 ohm). The first song up was Hendrix's Little Wing. Just incredible! I'd love to hear these in a larger room. I have also decided, based on a year or so of observation, that I don't think I am a tube guy. Part of the problem is that all of my speakers are not that sensitive. But I have also found that all of my speakers sound better on the SS NAD, vs. the Websters or my recapped and retubed Dynaco Mk III. So, I've decided to divest of most of my tube gear. I have my eye on a Marantz 240 to compliment my T7 pre. I'll post pictures when I start the cabinet restoration.
  6. Lucky Pierre

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

    Caps arrived. Restoration starting soon. The grill fell off the midrange while one speaker was sitting on its side on my bench. Can I just glue it back on? Peter
  7. Lucky Pierre

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

    I'm pretty sure it is cadmium. I think the rings around the back side of the woofer are (were) cadmium plated.
  8. Lucky Pierre

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

    I wiped it off with a mineral spirits dampened rag and did not breathe it.
  9. Lucky Pierre

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

    A question--should I do anything about the cadmium corrosion on the woofer magnet cover? Peter
  10. Lucky Pierre

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

    Thank you, kind sir!
  11. Lucky Pierre

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

    The pots cleaned up nicely. There is a hole in one wiper, though. The other is pitted. P
  12. Lucky Pierre

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

    Well, not as bad as I feared. I think one of the wipers has a hole in it, though. Into salt and vinegar they go! Peter
  13. Lucky Pierre

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

    Caps are ordered. I hope to have these up and running by the new year. Considering the rock wool, I am a little afraid of what the condition of the pots will be.
  14. Lucky Pierre

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

    I opened one up today: That's a big woofer! Rock wool Oct. 1963 Denny was here.
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