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Acoustic Research speakers

Hi, back in the day, 70-71, I was stationed in Germany and noticed the HiFi Club sold AR speakers. Several guys bought them and they were very nice. I also wanted some but could never put the money together to get any, my priority was to see some of Europe as I figured I would never get the chance again. Anyway, I have acquired several AR turntables and that made me think of getting some AR speakers. Are they really that good compared to what is available now? I have collected and or used Paradigms, Klipsch, EPI, Mordant Short, Infinity and they all seem to do well. I have various amps/receivers to drive them, Marantz, Carver, Luxman, Denon, Realistic and something else somewhere in the basement. So, would I really notice a difference if I spend the money for some and the attendant repairs they would surely need? Part of me says that I am just nostalgic for the past and that I need to just be happy with what I have. If I do start looking for some to buy, are there any ones that are better than others?
Thoughts, comments?
Michael



Re: Acoustic Research speakers

Personally, I never liked AR speakers (like the AR3). They always sounded muddy and needed a great deal of power to get halfway decent sound out of them. I recommend testing speakers with your amplifiers before buying; if the dealer balks at this, go somewhere else.