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terence

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I just would like to know if their more than four that i know of on this fourm, and the most famous would be Brett DiMichele.

So along with him I too am a "Certified AR Fanatic"!

Any others......GOT AR?
 

Evan S

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I have a pair of AR Rock Partners for a bedroom system...does that qualify me?
 

ChadLB

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I think terence would prefer those using it as there main system but tereanc you can decide that one.
 

Vin

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I'm using AR:The Edge wall mounted speakers as surrounds...very happy with them.

Vin
 

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One of my neighbors is all AR, 6.1 using Hi Res line and the Big Hi Res sub. Brett would know the model # of the sub....;) Sunfire powered.

Sounds nice even being drive with his Pioneer Elite...Not a big Pioneer fan... A little to forward for me though and the Pioneer most likely dose not help in this area.

I do think there are "many" more lurking here that run AR and just don't post about them.

Regards
Geoff
 

Brett DiMichele

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Geoff,

If he has the HiRes sub the Bad Boy is the ARS-500 which is
what I got my plate amp from.. 500 watts of Bob Carver
Tracking Down Converter 20Amp maximum draw... The ARS 500
is a 15" Slot Loaded Vented Enclosure tuned to 19Hz if
memory serves me.. Then there is the ARS 300 which is a
300 Watt Carver Sunfire TDC mated to a 12" Sub again in a
Slot Loaded Enclosure.

I have yet to ever read one bad word about the ARS 500 or
ARS 300 subs.. Infact there are numerous reviews where
people sold thier Velodynes and other subs when they got
these beasts in thier possesion. Sadly you can't get your
hands on one now but for a short time (maybe AR was trying
to solve liquidity issues) you could get an ARS 500 for as
low as $500.00 (For a sub that normaly retailed closer to
$1500.00)

I just hope Gemini either funnels apropriate money
through
Acoustic Research or they resell them to someone who will
Yank any and all contracts they have with mass market crap
stores like BestBlunder and Circus City. I want to see AR
as it was in the 50's through the 90's... Kloss did a fantastic
job when he was in charge of the company but even when he
moved on to oher ventures (KLH) Teledyne took over AR and
under Teledyne's leadership made some of the best speakers
that AR ever offered (including the original AR-9 )
 

Geoff L

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Brett

I know which one he has, just wanted to see you drool a little....:D

He's got the Big Boy and it's pretty darn big. He's not hurting for bass and loves demoing it for people.

We can here/feel him on the nights he goes after it at our house over 100ft away,,, and he is in his basement.

Have to admit it is a impressive sounding sub, but I do not care for it's styling. Thats just IMO.....

He thinks it's beautiful and I'd swear he prefers it to his wife some times!!!!:rolleyes::laugh:

Later
Geoff
 

Danny Tse

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I believe Gemini is merely buying Recoton's audio/video accessories business. The future of AR is still up in the air. Like I said in another AR thread, I am hoping someone like Boston Acoustics will come along for the rescue.
 

terence

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Glad to see you show up Brett what took you so long!:laugh: Also i'm glad to see the rest of yo AR owners as well, hopefully more will chime in.:D
 

ChadLB

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Geoff,
I have to agree with you on the looks of the AR HI Res subs....that is why I didn't get one. Though my friend has the ARs300 with AR11's, AR4C, AR17...I have the same except for now I have the SVS 25-31PC+....
:D
 

terence

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Hey ChadLB i see we have similar taste i too own a SVS sub a 20-39PC+ to be exact, and yes i will co-sign on the WOW Factor
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JamesFA

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I recently parted with my old ARs, i had a set of M5s (think thats what the number was, from around 1990 or so--goofy looking speakers with the woofer on the top at an angle upward, said to be 'holographic' or something in the manual). Great sounding speakers, passed on to my mother in law. I also have a pair of AR Powered Partners from ca 1989 if that counts. :)

-jamie
 

Phil_DC

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I used to have 4 AR speakers I used as front and rear surrounds. I don't remember the model but they were triangle shaped. When I sold my house one of the stipulations for the buyer was that the speakers stay with house.

I still have a real old pair of AR's I got them in 1980. They solid walnut about three and a half feet tall and about two feet deep with 20inch wolfers, single midrange and tweeter and weight about 100lbs each. They now are in my garage but they still sound damn good for old tanks.
 

Curtis

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All of my 7.1 HT set up contains AR speakers.
Mains-L&R-----Stature--- S50's
Center--------Stature--- SC2
Side Surround-Stature--- S20's
Rear Surround-Stature--- S20's
Front 15" Sub----------- ARS115
Using all of the Master Series interconnects and speaker wire.
I purchased all of these speakers back in Dec of 2001 and I have been very pleased with this series of AR speakers being driven by my Sony 5ES receiver.
Yes I'm a proud owner of AR.
 

Dale B

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I have the ar hc-5 silver speaker set. Bought them two weeks ago from hh greggs for 275 dollars for all six speakers. I knew ar was in trouble but thought for the price, who cares. By the way, they replaced a set of bose am 6's.
 

Brett DiMichele

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James,

You gave away a set of Holographic Imageing Series M5a's?

Are you CRAZEEEE? :)

Those are a good pair of sounding speakers all be it strange
looking beasts.. The Rock Partners are also nice speakers.

All of these 80's and 90's Teledyne's were very good sounding
and have good resell value!

Dale,

Congrats on your purchase... So... Do they sound better than
Bose? :D (I allready know the answer!)

Terrence,

Sorry I took so long...


Geoff,

Hey with loads of clean bass what's not to love? Sure it's
not the prettiest face but it's no more "ugly" than an SVS
cylinder either :)
 

terence

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All of my 7.1 HT set up contains AR speakers.
Finally someone who has the same set up as me, well almost. Curtis, my set up is

Acoustic Research Stature Series:

Mains: S50
Center: SC2
Surrounds: S20
Surround Backs: S20
Sub: SVS 20-39 PC+
Driven by a 4ES and i'm proud as owner as well.
 

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