My old AR3's just don't cut it. Suggest replacements?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Walter_C, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Walter_C

    Walter_C Extra

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had not used an old pair of AR3's (wood grained enclosures - must have been 12 yeard old and weigh 50 pounds each!) that were hanging on my living room wall.
    I rewired them using better speaker wires and also bought a new Panasonic HE70 receiver.

    Low and behold the sound from the speakers is poor, at best. The left speaker has more bass eminating from it than the right speaker and the sound just doesn't sound right.

    I gambled on not having to replace these speakers and I guess I gambled wrong!

    Suggestions please on what speakers to purchase (might as well go with surround speakers) that will also not break my wallet. My living room is not that condusive to floor standing speakers and I'd rather mount my mains on the wall in the same spot as my old AR3's.
    My budget you ask???? Let's say between $500 and $700 if possible.

    Thanks!
    Walter
     
  2. Steve Adams

    Steve Adams Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2001
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    look at psb's, boston's and B&W's.....they all sound very good.....I have psb alpha series for my ht and they are probably one of the best sounding speakers for the price....
    I paid the following
    249 cdn for the a/v
    200 for the mite rears
    199 for the alpha center...I love em, just want to get a better receiver for them now....[​IMG]
    the best thing to do is get to your nearest shop and spend an hour listening to speakers....when you hear something good you will know!
    hope this helps....
     
  3. Walter_C

    Walter_C Extra

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hey Brett - where might I look to have them reconditioned?

    Thanks.
    Walter
     

Share This Page