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Heathkit AR-15

Solid-State AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1967-69)

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Heathkit AR-15

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 6Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 45

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 200mV (ceramic), 200mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 429 x 122 x 369mm

Weight: 14kg

Year: 1967

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Reviewed Mar 16th, 2017 by phil-from-tn

I remember my dad building his when I was a kid and the great music it played for years. I acquired my latest one from a local garage sale for a mere $20. It played but barely. After a full recap with selected Elna and Nichicon capacitors and careful selection of the output transistors it sounds fantastic. The reason is because of Heaths very solid circuit design and outstanding engineering. With the original design mixed with modern component selection, its once agian at the top of heap. It will out perform most modern receivers and the sound is very very good. Highs are natural and lows are very clean and not the least bit muddy. Mine is playing through a custom set of folded horn bass cabinets and the 50 watts per channel is more then enough to drive them. I would recommend this receiver to anyone with some electronics repair background as they are now a forty year old build and will need some service to bring it back to all its glory, and its well worth the effort.

 

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re: AR-15

Would someone possibly have an assembly manual for the ar15. I'm in the process of rebuilding one.
Thanks!

re: AR-15

I believe I have one , lmk if u still need it.

re: AR-15

I'm looking for a copy of the Heathkit AR-15 user and service manuals if you have them.

Thanks

re: AR-15

Hello,
I was wondering about the Heathkit AR-15 manual. From what I could find it’s massive, and sells online for more than most manuals. Help break the cycle! If you have a AR-15 manual, please upload! I would greatly appreciate it!
-Josh

re: AR-15

can i please have a copy of the manual

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