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Old 12-20-2007, 07:49 PM
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AR9LS Towers , anybody?

long story as to how I came across these so I will spare you the details but I have now 2 pair of these GIANT towers in hand.
The first pair was missing 1- 5" mid and 1- 12" woofer from the one side so I got them SUPER cheap and stuffed them away and never played them . ( matched SN pr. )
The second pair I paid too much for , but anyway .... I hooked them up last night and just played them for the first time just the way they were . The 2 downfiring 10" drivers the foams are totaly gone and one speaker the forward firing 12" driver has a 3 " section missing in the foam surround as well. My mission was to just hit the speakers with light volume to see if the Tweeter plate would fire. Whoa.... then I gave them a little more juice (why not right ).... and.... then put on some of my favorite referance music .... then more power..... Half hour later I'm calling a friend over to see if I'm nuts ... (NOTE I'm at keg party volume ) then....POOF my AU-D9 clicks into protect .... I shut her down and moved them over to the
G2200...... fired them up AWSOME!!!! like butter I tell ya and TIGHT.
Question please, does anyone have these , I see ebay sales sheets on AR9, AR90, AR91, AR92, AR93, AR94, AR38s, AR28s, and AR18s models but I find nothing on AR9LS ?

I'm thinking LS stands for "Loud Speakers" they look nothing like the AR9 with the bottom drivers on the sides down low.

Any info would be much appreciated
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:54 PM
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right here ecandle! http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/l...ries_brochure/
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:20 PM
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Congratulations ecandle, great score!

I have the AR9lsi's, being reconditioned now. From what I've read, you can mod the LS to an LSI by adding a resistor that smooths out the mids. I think Veloceleste has a very informative post on this on this forum.

All of the surrounds on the woofers and mids were toast on mine, but I found them very easy to refoam. I'm currently looking for the acoustic foam in the bottom vent.

A few weeks ago, I was impatient to hear them with the new surrounds. I slapped them in and fired up some Corinne Bailey Rey. The first track, 'Just like a star' was smooth, beautiful, rich and yes, buttery.

I can't wait to finish these babies up and get them cranking!

Two more things. 1) I saw a pair recently go for over $800 with a $150 shipping charge, and 2) you can get the 12" woofers reconditioned from vintage_ar, has a store on epay. No affiliation, yada, yada...
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:28 PM
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:29 PM
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Congratulations ecandle, great score!

I have the AR9lsi's, being reconditioned now. From what I've read, you can mod the LS to an LSI by adding a resistor that smooths out the mids. I think Veloceleste has a very informative post on this on this forum.

All of the surrounds on the woofers and mids were toast on mine, but I found them very easy to refoam. I'm currently looking for the acoustic foam in the bottom vent.

A few weeks ago, I was impatient to hear them with the new surrounds. I slapped them in and fired up some Corinne Bailey Rey. The first track, 'Just like a star' was smooth, beautiful, rich and yes, buttery.

I can't wait to finish these babies up and get them cranking!

Two more things. 1) I saw a pair recently go for over $800 with a $150 shipping charge, and 2) you can get the 12" woofers reconditioned from vintage_ar, has a store on epay. No affiliation, yada, yada...
sweet bro , thanks for the head start I will use this info....
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:31 PM
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bolly..... too kind !

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Playing them at anything over a conversation volume with bad surrounds is a no no and asking for major damage. Not only that but they will sound far from how they were designed to sound. Get them fixed before you ruin them.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:00 PM
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1. Outstanding speakers. I have a pair and between them and my DQ-10s, I need a billion watts of power, and I'm not looking any more (ok, maybe efficient tube-type speakers)/

2. The LS to LSi mod is very easy. I did it, and it made a difference. If up to it, while you have the drivers out for refoaming, you should do this, maybe recap, and replace the quick connects for the tweeters - they come off easily.

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Playing them at anything over a conversation volume with bad surrounds is a no no and asking for major damage. Not only that but they will sound far from how they were designed to sound. Get them fixed before you ruin them.
Yes- be careful. even though you have spare drivers, these aren't readily available and expensive if you do find 'em.

I've got a pair of the LSis awaiting a stint in rehab.
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Playing them at anything over a conversation volume with bad surrounds is a no no and asking for major damage. Not only that but they will sound far from how they were designed to sound. Get them fixed before you ruin them.
thanks , I stopped after a bit , but it was soo....ooo good you know , ( couldnt help it ) I have the drivers out now and will have them back next Friday
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Yes- be careful. even though you have spare drivers, these aren't readily available and expensive if you do find 'em.

I've got a pair of the LSis awaiting a stint in rehab.
I need the 1 -12" and 1- 5" ( or 4.5" I think actually ) , i need the whole speakers to complete the second pair ?
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:33 PM
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1. Outstanding speakers. I have a pair and between them and my DQ-10s, I need a billion watts of power, and I'm not looking any more (ok, maybe efficient tube-type speakers)/

2. The LS to LSi mod is very easy. I did it, and it made a difference. If up to it, while you have the drivers out for refoaming, you should do this, maybe recap, and replace the quick connects for the tweeters - they come off easily.

3. You don't tug on superman's cape, spit into the wind, or get lippy with Grumpy. That's an instant ticket to Banned-ville. And rightfully so.

thanks WANK 1,2, AND-3...... , did I piss someone off ? Hey I would love to do the LS to LSi upgrade ?

4 - Have a super weekend
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I need the 1 -12" and 1- 5" ( or 4.5" I think actually ) , i need the whole speakers to complete the second pair ?
Plans are to rebuild mine and play 'em.

It's good you have a spare pair, either for parts, or rebuild. But I don't often see drivers up for sale. If you want to rebuild that second pair, check out the AR guy on eBay- he's helped a few people with projects, including the unadvertized black goo that's far superior for doping surrounds over other dopings I've seen.
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