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  1. Chris1this1

    Ailing AR5

    Let’s not get too crazy and rule out the small stuff. Check the jumper wire on the back going from the center to the (if I recall correctly) right side lug labeled “T” If that checks out, you can move on to the possibility of a wire breaking loose from the restoration job performed previously, it should be obvious by taking a peek inside by removing the woofer. Dig through the fluff to the crossover and you just might find something not connected properly.
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    Odd replacement tweeter

    Frank, yup those are the same pair you saw up for sale, I threw a number at him and he bit. That said, I see now he has two more pairs up at through the roof prices, but he might biggt again at a low offer. Roy, thank you for identifying these. They do seem brighter than what should be in there, I will be replacing these with the proper types. Crazily enough, there were lots of problems with the previous restoration attempt. The tweeters were wired incorrectly, putting one in parallel with a combination of two in parallel with one in series, all due to a midwire at the front plane terminal. Also, the seller claimed that one woofer did not work, but the wire was actually pinched under the woofer mounting flange and I guess eventually broke off. It pays to do things right people, lol.
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    Odd replacement tweeter

    Frank looks like you called it, a quick search for AR11 tweeters shows very similar. I picked up this pair since they were local and a great restoration candidate. Plus I do miss the insanity of stacked LST’s so I’ll hang with these after restoring for a bit and probably eventually move them along.
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    Odd replacement tweeter

    Hello, just picked up this LST pair, and from all appearances, looks like they had a freshening up in the 90’s. They have the Tonegen woofers, and two mids were changed with the silver grill rear terminal versions, but lastly, 5 of the 8 tweeters were replaced with what is pictured. Is anyone familiar with these? The dome seems to be an exact match to the later AR9 style and the housing matches the earlier tweeters. The foam is glued to the front, with just the bare metal of the magnet assembly beneath it.
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    WTB AR6 pair for a friend, on a low budget!

    PS, I can rebuild your AR3a style tweeters as barter power if interested.
  6. My local vegan cafe is proudly using a pair of AR6 speakers for sound, and my friend who I frequent it with is definitely into them. Looking for an unrestored pair, to keep the price lower perhaps. Anything out there? Thanks
  7. I am looking for a pair of these AR3a front wired midranges, as I have just picked up a set of LST speakers to restore and two of the midranges were swapped with new rear wired versions. I can potentially trade the rear wired mids for front wired mids, or even trade you rebuilds on your AR3a style tweeters.
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    AR2ax tweeter cap value, 3/4” vs. phenolic dome

    Perfect, thank you Kent!
  9. Just wondering. I only have experience with the later AR2ax models with the 3/4” dome tweeter. I know a 4mFd capacitor is used on the 3/4” versions. Is it the same or different on the phenolic dome versions? Thanks
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    Calling Frank Marsi

    Wow those are actually reasonable, concidering the cosmetics are excellent, looks to be all original drivers etc. Now on on the other hand, the True Blood Fangtasia edition LST2's would need new veneer, grill cloth, the correct woofers and at least one midrange replaced. With that kind of tampering who knows what else was changed and messed with, all for a bargain price of $1950?! What a clown.
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    “ AR-LST, after Forty Six Years of Use”

    Hi Frank, Here's a thought, clean the contacts on your spectral balance switches. As a fello LST owner, I know there is a thump while turning the knobs due to capacitor charge dumps and inductor ringings (like a switching power supply) so possibly you could have an intermittent contact. Now for the tweeter experiment, keep in mind the LST has the tweeters in series/parallel arrangement, so all four need to be working if you want to really make judgement on how the AR9 tweeters will perform.
  12. Thank you to anyone who checked this thread out. I found a set of drivers so please disregard. I recently picked up a pair of late model AR2ax, requiring the smaller frame foam surround woofers, but no original drivers in the units. Looking to get these back to original. I have tweeters but need the mids and woofers, any condition cincidered. I would like to trade a rebuild service for a pair of tweeters (AR3a or AR2ax style) which I normally charge $70 each, for these components. Thanks!
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    AR3a and AR2ax tweeter rebuilds

    Sal, There wouldn't be a kit since I reuse the original dome, plus the processes used to reinstall the coil assembly wouldn't lend itself to kit form. I can rebuild your LST2 tweeter if that is your end goal. Chris
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    AR3a and AR2ax tweeter rebuilds

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  15. Hello all, I'm offering another round of this rerebuild service if anyone is interested. I can fix dented domes during the rebuild, standard procedure is to replace the foam dampener behind the dome, and build a replacement former and voice coil, then resuspend and seal the assembly. This will repair dead tweeters, low output tweeters, and convert to a 2ax to 3a and vice versa if needed. I charge $70 each. Picture shows rebuilt on the right, original on the left. Chris
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