For sale is a beautifully restored pair of Acoustic Research AR-1 speakers. The AR1 speakers were introduced in the mid 1950s with a 12 woofer and the infamous Altec/WE 755A 8 full range driver supplementing the higher frequency range above 1000hz. Frequency response 31hz – 13khz +/- 5db. During my ownership of these AR1s Ive had a local Hi-Fi shop completely restore the cabinets and refinish the original veneer in an deep antique red. The drivers and components are all in great working and original condition. The speakers sound incredible especially when driven with tube amplifiers. The grill cloth is original, only removed for cleaning and to protect them from being damaged during restoration of the cabinets. Also, the cloth was removed to ensure quality of drivers. Note: Grill cloth is currently not permanently attached. This was so interested buyers could inspect the components themselves. I will be leaving it up to the new owner to attach appropriately. The cloth is originally glued on and was removed before restoration carefully by using light heat. Please review and inspect the photos for condition. They are not new, and were restored while retaining the original grill cloth and the original (now refinished) wood veneer. There are minor defects in the veneer and grill cloth due to the originality and being approximately 60 years of age. Despite minor and nearly non noticeable defects, these are still the nicest and cleanest pair of AR1 speakers I have personally seen and or have seen listed online. Speakers are approximately 47lbs each. The item “AR1 (Acoustic Research) Speakers with Altec/WE 755A 8 Inch Full Range drivers” is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Speakers”. The seller is “shanarae1″ and is located in Plainfield, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Acoustic Research
- Model: AR 1 with Altec 755a
- Featured Refinements: Full Range Vintage Speaker
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- MPN: Does Not Apply