AR 38B Find

Hi,

Just pick up these at the local GW for $4.99 each. The drivers need to be refoam but for the price why not. They are heavy for their size. Will add them to the queue after the 1C are done. I need to get back to work.

Need to look for 4" surrounds for the mids and 8" for the woofers.

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Cheers


HT
AVR-Pioneer SC99
Adcom 585
RTi12s
Rear- RT150
Center-CSi5
Sub-Rythmik audio F25
Player- Oppo BDP-103


Living room 2ch rig:
Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

Bedroom 2ch rig.
Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

Headphone rig;
Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.

Comments

  • verbverb Posts: 6,611
    Very nice! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,850
    edited June 18
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    Great pair of Speakers, I have owned AR 38's AR 58's and currently own a pair of AR
    18's which I rehabbed quite a few years back, spend some time rehabbing those 38's you will be rewarded.
    Home Theater
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    2 Channel
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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    Love getting classic older speakers for cheap! B)

    I should frequent my local thrifts and pawns again...even though I have no space for any new finds. :s :'(

    I just had a quasi re-foaming party here 2 weeks ago on a friends AR410's. 3 of us had a blast on that first day. Then it was just me and the speaker's owner.

    It looks like the ferro fluid has leaked out of your tweeters.



    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    gudnoyez wrote: »
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    Great pair of Speakers, I have owned AR 38's AR 58's and currently own a pair of AR
    18's which I rehabbed quite a few years back, spend some time rehabbing those 38's you will be rewarded.

    VERY NICE! <3

    I've yet to hear that series.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,875
    The rotted foam looks just like what I had on a pair of give-away AR93Q I got from folks I know.

    The tweeters had also separated, no more ferrofluid.

    I glued new foams in place, and glued the diaphragm of the tweeter back on (no added ferrofluid) and they work fine for use in a secondary system.

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    I did eventually re-install the "sock" grillecloths, and also did a cheapie revamp of the crossovers.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    edited June 18
    Interesting speakers! Baby AR9's?
    I'll bet both sound GREAT. B)

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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 839
    Tony M wrote: »
    Love getting classic older speakers for cheap! B)

    I should frequent my local thrifts and pawns again...even though I have no space for any new finds. :s :'(

    I just had a quasi re-foaming party here 2 weeks ago on a friends AR410's. 3 of us had a blast on that first day. Then it was just me and the speaker's owner.

    It looks like the ferro fluid has leaked out of your tweeters.



    Yes I am worry about that also on the tweeter but, it can always be fix.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,875
    Tony M wrote: »
    Interesting speakers! Baby AR9's?
    I'll bet both sound GREAT. B)

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    Yep, the one with the side-firing woofers.

    My only acoustic-suspension speakers. Everything else I've ever owned was ported in some way

    Surprisingly nice considering the tweeters have known issues (no ferrofluid), the bigass midrange and both bass units have aftermarket foam, and all I did with the crossovers was install fresh electrolytics (not film caps).

    Oh, yeah...I ran the grille socks through the washing machine. Got rid of a heap of tar and nicotine.

    I have about seventy-five dollars in 'em, plus hours of labor.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    I'd love to hear them. B)

    Wouldn't elevating them or tilting them back a bit improve the highs? :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,875
    Tony M wrote: »
    I'd love to hear them. B)

    Wouldn't elevating them or tilting them back a bit improve the highs? :p
    The "new" house has a wider fireplace. These are now parked on top of the fireplace base (I'm sure there's a proper name for it...but I don't know it) so the tweeters are at ear-level when seated. If they were on the floor, they'd be tilted and on spikes.

    The situation is not perfect, but they sound pretty fair. Nicely toed-in for what I thought would be the typical listening position for SWMBO and I. As it turns out, we tend to sit to the side.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    NICE.

    SWMBO... :D
    I just learned what that means.
    Most of us live with our WAF for sure.
    HWHL. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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