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  1. Bob_M

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    Hi All

    I am not sure if this post has been done before, but what do you consider classic Audio pieces of equipment.

    My pick, The Radio Shack analog SPL meter

    Bob
     
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    Acoustic Research AR3 speakers.

    Set a standard for ‘bookshelf’ speakers.
     
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    NAD 3020 integrated amplifier

    The amp that made NAD's reputation.
     
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    I know very little, even about today's hardware, but didn't Bell Labs create "the perfect speaker" or something in the 50's-early 60's. They were produced on a very limited basis and cost something like $5000. (probably could have bought 2 cars for that back then)

    I don't remember what they were called but I read a very interesting thread on them here 2-3 years ago.
     
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    Lou,

    >Acoustic Research AR3 speakers.<

    do you remember who designed that for them? I think it was Ken Kantor. I thought of the NHT Super Zero before the Rat Shack Meter. I know Kantor designed the SZ and I believe he did the AR3 as well.

    Bob
     
  6. Lew Crippen

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    I am not sure that there is a single answer to this Bob. The AR-1 (acoustic suspension design) was by Edgar Villchur (head of AR), but the woofer was the work of the guy who later helped found KLH (Kloss).

    The AR-1 (and the smaller and cheaper AR-2) did not have great upper-end sound and this was corrected in the AR-3, which had a different tweeter and mid-range. This was I think still the idea of Villchur.

    Finally the AR-3a, sort of the culmination of the line (at least until later) had a different crossover and tweeter and was the work of Roy Allison (who was later head or close to the top of AR) and somebody else.

    Allison designed a lot of AR gear back then. Eventually, after he left, the company went downhill (from an audiophile perspective).

    They made a pretty neat early turntable as well.
     
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    I still have my B & O turntable I saved up for in High School. Nearly 30 years without a problem.
    Not many things in life can say that.
     
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    My Quadraflex 777 Stereo Receiver
     
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    Advent Legacy Speakers
     

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