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Jess

Member Since 15 Nov 2007
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In Topic: AR2ax rebuild opinions wanted

09 April 2009 - 02:22 AM

When I refurbished my AR2ax's some time ago I re-capped my crossovers as it seemed to be the thing to do. Everything I read pointed towards re-capping because of the age of the original caps. So I ordered new Solen caps and installed them and connected them and put everything back together. At first I was somewhat disappointed. No, change that, I was disappointed because I did not hear any difference at all based on my memory of the way they sounded before the changeover.

I began to think that the recap was a waste of my time and money as I felt there was no improvement in sound to my ears. I expected at least a noticeable difference but I could not convince myself that it was there (if there was). However, I had also read (with skepticism) that new capacitors and/or new speaker components needed play time to "break in". Well, apparently, that break in time finally took place as I now can honestly say that my "new" AR2ax's sound very sweet to my ears and, without hesitation, have found a permanent place in the master bedroom. Some day I hope to acquire another pair and, perhaps, stack them. I love these speakers.

I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine and just wait until those new caps finally break in. Your work will come to complete fruition when it does. Enjoy!

In Topic: Did I Get Spammed?

09 April 2009 - 02:02 AM

I just checked my pm's and the pm from whoever sent it is now gone. How did it get deleted?

In Topic: Long overdue AR-3a restoration

26 January 2009 - 03:47 AM

Be sure to post some "befores and afters". Did you see Shacky's post on his AR3a restoration here and on AK?

In Topic: AR 3a Restoration

19 November 2008 - 09:01 PM

Progress report:

Finally got wiring set up on one of the cabs. May not get A for neatness but midrange and tweeter check out OK. Used another AR screw to separate Woofer ground on back of speaker. Will put a loop from #1 to this woofer ground for regular use. Everything else is as original.

Trying to figure out how to cover the new pots so fiberglass doesn't get in. I was thinking of somehow tying a ziplock back around the two. I know Carl said he fabricates a wooden shell to fit over them with slots for wires. This may be toughest step for me.

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Jim, There is a fabric used as a "dust cloth" in furniture building. It is usually found attached underneath sofas and beds. You can usually find this at most fabric stores. It it is porous and will allow your pots to breathe and keep fiberglass dust out. I used this when I refurbed my AR2ax's to cover the woofer baskets. The original stuff AR used served a similar purpose (my guess) but I decided to replace it with new "socks" using the new material. Hope this helps.

Jess (pioneervato)

In Topic: AR2ax on ebay

09 May 2008 - 02:14 AM

Hey, I have a pair just like them in the picture but without the badges. During the restoration process the badges were misplaced. Anybody want to buy them cheap? B)

Here is the picture. As you can plainly see there are some similarities but the missing badges should confirm that these are not Kent's photos. :lol: