The ARs are fun! Spent much of Saturday afternoon listening to many good quality LPs and at my usual volume levels, they were very enjoyable. Solid bass, creamy mid-range and very detailed high end. Hard to believe that inconspicuous little driver can make nice.
I haven't put them on the Ultravalve yet, but I'll give it a week or so more so I am comfortably "learned" on how these speakers reproduce. I'm just glad to have been lucky enough to find a pair that was in this good of condition to do a restoration that would be worth while.
I just wanted to have one nice pair of ARs in the collection.
Wayner, this is a great post. I have spent many nights and weekends working on my Ar's. My first pair were AR6's. I had them when I was 16, I'm now 40 years older. My goal is to collect the first generation. I have 2's- 2a's-2AXs,-3A's-4x's-6's-7's-10PI's. I'm looking for garage sale 5's and 8's. I have had LST-2's (should never have sold them) and an adoptive pair of AR1's with 755s ( I vist them every now and then). Once it bites you, it never lets go!
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