Acoustic Research/Perfect Vision

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bill Turetsky, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. Bill Turetsky

    Oct 10, 2001
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    The latest Perfect Vision has gone TOTAL BANANAS about the AR HC6 HT package.

    Has anyone listened to them? I had watched AR disappear via Jensen, etc. over the years and really wonder if it was 'revivable.'

    How one can get GREAT sound in 5 speakers and a sub for $700 is really beyond me. A decent bookshelf stereo pair costs $400-500 and any DECENT sub keeping out 'boom' etc. runs many hundreds.

    Comments appreciated.
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    First off AR has nothing to do with Jensen and they never

    have. AR was bought out by Recoton who coincidenaly owns

    Jensen and about 50 other massive companies.

    I don't think AR ever lost it's quality I just think they

    lost thier marketing abilities. But IMHO AR is back better

    than ever. The Hi-Res Series, The Phantom Series are going

    to be remembered for decades just like the Vintage AR3's and

    AR1's and some of the products that were made when Teledyne

    took over.

    I can not vouch for the HC6 package because I have not heard

    that setup. But from what I see when I look at it. It looks

    like gorgeous piano black cabinents and carbon fiber cone

    woofers (not exactly cheap stuff) The Phantom's also use

    Carbon Fiber cone's from Illusion Audio so I wonder if there

    is a correlation there.. Perhaps that's what they are using

    in the HC6 package.

    At any rate I think AR is a great company, It's all I use

    and I have been treated very well when I put in a service

    request.. (when I got my AR9's one spike was missing, I sent

    all the spikes back and they sent be the Billet Aluminum NHT

    Spikes instead) FYI NHT is also owned under Recoton as the

    Parent Company.
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    I wanted to add one other interesting bit of info.. One of
    the well known audio mags rated the AR1's as a Class B
    Product.. Class B can range from 500 a speaker to 10K a speaker.. That's a fairly high mark to acheive IMHO..
    Of course Class A is reserved for some very high priced
    components that I know I will never be able to afford. And
    to be honest some of the speakers that live in that class
    are shall we say "odd" I laugh when I look in the dream
    system section of audioreview at some of these whacky speakers.
    I am sure some of them sound great, but you REALLY gotta be
    an "audiophile" to live with some of those speakers. Especialy
    some of the Horns that look like a tuba and speaker had an
    illigitimate child [​IMG]
    But I digress! [​IMG]

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