AR High Resolution Speakers vs AR Classic Speakers
Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:09 PM
The top of the line AR Hi Res AR1 got an excellent review by Stereophile.
“The AR-1's clear, transparent mids and highs made listening to them emotionally involving. I was moved to tears by the a cappella "Calling My Children Home," from Spyboy. Harris' ethereal voice stood out separately—in location and in tonality—from Buddy Miller's sweet tenor and the voices of the rest of her band. Via the AR-1s, "Prayer in Open D" on the same album showed off Harris' voice as effortless, ethereal, clear, and translucent. The guitar work was crystalline and airy, with silken tonality”
The complete line-up of AR Hi Res is here:
Can anyone shine some light into the difference in sound quality of AR Hi Res speakers vs classic AR speakers, especially WRT Hi Res AR 15?
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:00 PM
Carl's Custom Loudspeakers
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:09 PM
I have the 312HO's, which were the direct predecessors to the Hi Res series. very nice speakers, but I can't compare to any real "classic era" AR's, as I've not had the pleasure of hearing any original or teledyne era 10" models. only thing my ears could compare to are my AR18's, which isn't fair (40" floorstander with a 12" woofer vs. a .38 cubic foot bookshelf with an 8" woofer). I'm sure they're voiced more "forward" than the classic eras, as my early 90's holographic imaging M5's have a more pronounced midrange than my AR18's, and my (new to me) late 80's rock partners sound in between my 18's and M5's as far as midrange forwardness.
I love my 312HO's great sound and imaging. I think mine sound better than my friend's polk LSi9's, which have the advantage of having a powered woofer section.
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