SOLD: Acoustic Research AR3a Vintage Loudspeakers, Restored
Ranked Number 1 on the list of “Top 10 Most Influential Speakers of All Time,” the Acoustic Research AR3a is not only significant because of its revolutionary and relatively compact acoustic suspension design, but because it still delivers extraordinary sound even after 60+ years since its introduction.
The AR3a, and in particular this later model AR3a, set the bar for acoustic suspension speakers for decades. The high power handling of the tightly sprung 11.5” paper pulp cone woofer produces low, powerful bass down to 30Hz. The marquee Acoustic Research soft dome midrange with fiberglass diffuser, and hard paper cone dome tweeter combined for a very sweet, laid-back high end that can be listened to all day long.
This pair has been completely serviced. New woofer foam, new crossover capacitors, and new rheostats have been installed. The tweeters have each been serviced by an AR specialist to last for many more years.
There is one obvious sign of fading on the top of one speaker with a minor “ring stain” which is not very clearly noticeable outside the “5 foot test.” A close-up image has been provided. The veneer, badges, and grill cloth on this example are all original.
Even with these minor visual imperfections, the beauty of this speaker is in the sound!
In person demos are available in Lawrence, MA with COVID precautions in place.
Shipping is not available for this item.
$1,299 (plus applicable sales tax)