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  2. briodo

    AR 58S

    Nice job pulling the mid dome out. Those have always been a challenge for me, due to family genetics with small fingers trying to "pop the bubble". My family is the reason why Dynaco had metal screens over their domes...
  3. Today
  4. Stimpy

    AR 58S

    Thanks! I'm definitely enjoying my 58S speakers. Much more than I anticipated. So much so, that I bought a set of AR91 crossover boards too, as a mod. Just putting together another cap order for those.
  5. Stimpy

    AR92 - Woofer Needed

    The AR90 woofer is 200031. The 92 woofer is 4 Ohm rated and measures around 3.3 DCR.
  6. DavidR

    AR92 - Woofer Needed

    I think the 200033 is the 90 woofer and they are 8 ohm and measure approx 6.7 DCR
  7. DavidR

    AR 58S

    Thanks for the info. Home Depot works for me. Are those your empty 90's on eBay?
  8. harry398

    AR 58S

    Hi Stimpy. You got a winner in the 58s. Hope you enjoy them! Yea, i had a broken terminal on one cab, so i capped the 91 boards..........better connectors. Nothing wrong with 58 board, just easier for me
  9. harry398

    AR 58S

    Nope, didnt test caps. Every time i use those dayton npe......great results. I cant say yhat for others, and mh worst experience was ERSE yellow turds. Scratch my ear drum! Watco, home depot. David, your going to love those ar9s.
  10. harry398

    AR 58S

    Ahhhh.....yes... 58 is a excellent speaker. Deep lows, good bass output, clear mids(a touch strong at times), and a crazy great tweeter. Simple crossover that does it all well fir a 3 way. Why didnt they produce more? Its not as smooth as the ar9, nor as detailed, but it approaches ar3a levels in greatness. It doesnt have the smoothness of a 3a(mine at least), however the lows are almost the same with possibly more bass output. The tweeter Blows away the 3a even with a hivi. No comparison. While analizing this speaker, i pulled over the ar78ls. Smoother on mids, almost as low, less tweeter output and highness(crispness and high freq). 78 is super smooth and mellow. Outdtanding specimen of a 12 inch AR. Also great! Room placement is key for me. I found these sounded best on floor in corner. All dayton NPE on 91 board, since it gives me switches. Thanks to my brother for that! I LIKE THE 91! The question is ....why did AR use that fiberglass ring in front of the mids back in the 60S and 70s? Calm the mid?? The ar9 is far smoother, but thats a diff animal. Enjoy...i worked hard on these, and they are great.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Stimpy

    AR92 - Woofer Needed

    I just picked up a single AR92 cabinet, for use as a center speaker. I have a spare tweeter and dome mid, but I need a woofer. I believe it's p/n 200033 (and or 200004). It's a 4 Ohm woofer. AR30B's and AR28BXi's also used the same woofer. Foamed or unfoamed is fine, as long as the cone is in good shape. Thanks.
  13. harry398

    AR 78ls

    Hi Pete Im listening to them right now. Bass? Has it. Yes it does. Placement is the magic. Im comparing to the 58s right now. 58s is surprising me. A touch deeper, more bass output from 58s, but its not crazy different. I need to learn more about "Q", but these 3 ways are real good. Will they replace my ar9? No. 3a has magic in the midrange.....unsure if its the fiberglass ring on top of the dome, as my brother thinks, or the circuit....but the 3a has a great midrange. The 58 doesnt have that. But the 58 has a totally superior tweeter. Best tweeter ive heard. Im lucky to have experienced all these models. I did work hard fixing them all.
  14. Pete B

    AR 78ls

    The lower Q with significantly less output at Fc and smaller woofer inductor for less baffle step will make these have much less bass than the 3a/11 type speaker. I like the mid/tweeter combo, nice!
  15. DavidR

    Recapping of Ar9

    Do them in place. There's lots of room compared to other AR speakers.
  16. Gualti

    Recapping of Ar9

    Good morning to the whole forum. I am the lucky owner of a pair of Ar9 that I tried to keep in the best way in all these years. Now I want to replace the capacitors now dated, but I found myself confronted with a problem that seems simple but it is not. I have to unstick the crossover bases, in order to replace the capacitors, but it is difficult to do so, the bases of masonite that make up the crossovers are strongly bonded to the internal base of the speakers and the space is so cramped that it can not work. Do you have any advice on how to do it without ruining them? I accept your advice and thank you in advance.
  17. JKent

    AR 58S

    Good to know. Thanks.
  18. Stimpy

    AR 58S

    The AR58S crossovers are identical to the 91s, minus the level switches.
  19. JKent

    AR 58S

    Looks good. Why the 91 xo?
  20. DavidR

    AR 58S

    Nice work Harry How does one lose a woofer? Do you test the dayton caps ? I bought some small ones and had varying results. The 2.7uF were spot on, the 3.3 were like all 5% high, the 8uf were just a bit on the low side but acceptable. Where do you get your Watco oil?
  21. DavidR

    AR 58S

  22. Pete B

    AR 58S

    Is there a crossover schematic somewhere, I couldn't find it?
  23. npt3

    That tweeter looks familiar...

    Here (I hope) is a different but better link. https://www.shinola.com/audio/all/speakers/book-shelf-speakers-2-natural.html
  24. DavidR

    Picked up some more AR speakers

    I had two M1.0t modified to 450 wpc. Hated the brittle sound of the 1.5. The 500T was modified BUT didn't like 4 ohm speakers too well and made my Bose 901_II sound muddy in the lower mids where it should shine. The 1.0t's were OK but one had a transistor let go - 70vdc to the speaker. I was going to try the TFM series but that's when my wife made her famous comment. I'm very happy with my Emotiva amps.
  25. Last week
  26. harry398

    AR 58S

    nice music to test smoothness and how guitar sounds. bass checks too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye-FvKCZp3s&index=3&list=FLev5yfmM6FuFRyI7IcuA02w&t=0s
  27. harry398

    Picked up some more AR speakers

    Yea, i hear ya. I went through a few that my brother, the Carver expert got me. 1.0, not for me, 1.5 was ok, 500 was pretty, but the 4.0 is superior. Tfm 42 is my favorite. Big balls and smoooth sound. I own 2 kenwood m2a amps, and they sound great,and cheap. 1 draw back ...well 2......heat and power consumption.....carver kicks its ass on that. Tfm 42 made over 550 watts @4 ohms on my brothers test set up. Thats a straight load, not peak ability. The part i like.....its smooooth not forward in mids and great bass. The kenwood makes 340@ 4ohms. Not bad. Great sound too. Never tried emotiva. Enjoy!!!!!
  28. harry398

    AR 58S

    Owner lost 1 woofer.lol. no badges. Today i pulled the stock crossovers out. Recapped a AR91 crossover, all dayton npe caps. Glued in. Pulled totally smooshed midrange out with industrial carton tape. Notice wood grill,not plastic. 2 coats of watco oil. Simple speaker. Slapped in ar9 woofers. Going for a test ride in 8 hours after glue dries.
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