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Acoustic Research

Acoustic Research started manufacturing high quality, affordable loudspeakers in 1954 under the leadership of Ed Villchur. Using their patented 'acoustic-suspension' principle the company produced a small (for the time) bookshelf model called the AR-1 and revolutionised the speaker industry. It also made its mark on the amplifier industry as these new designs required much more powerful amplifiers than in the past. After being taken over by Teledyne the company went on to produce a range of its own separates, the AR Amp, Tuner, and Receiver under the close supervision of Roy Allison (later of Allison Acoustics).

Acoustic Research

AR is one of the oldest and most recognized names in audio and is responsible for many innovations that have become standards in the industry today.


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Integrated Amplifiers

Pre Amplifiers

Power Amplifiers

Stereo Receivers



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