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Acoustic Research AR-4X

Two Way Loudspeaker System (1971)

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Acoustic Research AR-4X


Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Recommended Amplifier: 15W (minimum)

Impedance: 8Ω

Bass: 1 x 8" cone

Tweeter: 1 x 2.5" wide dispersion cone

Finish: oiled walnut, birch, pine

Dimensions: 10 x 19 x 9 inches

Weight: 8.4kg

Price: USD $63


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Reviewed May 31st, 2015 by maxbertola

My first serious speaker in the mid 70s. Bought second hand, used with a Pioneer SA 7300, which drove them well for my domestic use.
Having also had AR2ax, AR16 and AR6, I must say that the unassuming, pleasant and coherent voice of the 4x was, in retrospect, my preferred one.
I now have another pair, very old, but it still sounds as good as I remember. Modern designs offer much more, of course, but a pair of these in good health can really make music.
I tried them with a Naim Nait 3 and the match was very very enjoyable. No very deep bass, but balance and good timbres. Nice speakers.



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