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ironlake

Member Since 03 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2014 02:04 PM
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In Topic: Pair of AR9s forsale, has new woofers and comes with original woofers

09 August 2013 - 11:54 PM

email me info on the 9s  please.     annie175@live.com


In Topic: AR's marketing strength was their 12" woofer

30 July 2013 - 11:52 PM

It would have been interesting to see the output of the mike doing the recordings output.  Was everything perfect from the mikes of the day?  From doing recording sessions with my bands at sound 80 in the 80s in Minneapolis mn the, then engineer admitted that the neuman mikes they were using had a slightly harsh sound in the mid range but were the best in their opinion available at the time.  So in listening to sound how accurate is the source of the sound. 

I have never heard a recording of a speaker that can reproduce the smooth sound of the strings of a live orchestra concert.  In my opinion the ar 3a does the best of any ever made.  The modern dome tweeters tend to do injustice to strings as harsh but sound great on brass.

I still am teaching music and hear live every day and if you are not listing to your system at live sound levels you will not get a good idea of what it is supposed to sound like.


In Topic: Best match for AR-3a

30 July 2013 - 11:19 PM

If an amp is a good one shouldn't It have a neutral sound and not a sound of its own.  Yes various tone controls can make a difference in sound.  Marantz for example has a bass control centered at 50 hz but the loudness control is centered at 100 hz.  Both together give very heavy bass, the 50 hz bass control gives great sound to the 3a, but the loudness gives a boomy bass that is not the normal sound for ar.  The midrange control can change the speakers sound the most.  When testing an amp play violins or piano that you can not need to use any tone controls and they should sound the same and if not stay away from it.


In Topic: AR-3a Recap - Is this heresy

04 July 2013 - 01:51 AM

Remember when you put capacitors together when put in parallel the value of the caps ad and when in series it like resistors in parallel.  Also caps in parallel loose voltage  handling ability and in series the increase.  I t is jus the recipical of resistors.


In Topic: new info on my ar 4x system

06 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

No, I had a retired Marantz service tech do it.  He took his time and did everything he would if it was for himself.  Don't let the guys tell you Marantz looses is tube sound with new caps.  Mine just sound cleaner and smoother.  The truth to me is in the sound of strings and they are very smooth with the rebuild.