The Acoustic Research AR-6 is designed to achieve the maximum performance available in a speaker of moderate cost. An indication of the success of the design is the unusually accurate bass response and lack of coloration of the AR-6, even when compared to systems that are more costly.
The most unusual characteristic is the woofer, which has used the parameters of voice-coil size and length, magnetic circuit, diaphragm weight, and suspension to yield maximum theoretical performance. This technique permits the manufacture of a bass speaker with extended response and power-handling ability that occupies no more space than a conventional 203 mm (8 inch) speaker.
The high-frequency speaker in the AR-6 is a 32 mm (11/4 inch) design built especially for the AR-6. Its small size provides outstanding dispersion even at very high frequencies.
The 178 mm (7 inch) depth of the AR-6 adapts it ideally to shelf placement.
Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system
Recommended Amplifier: 100W (maximum)
Crossover Frequency: 1800Hz
Bass: 1 x 203mm acoustic suspension
Tweeter: 1 x 32mm cone
Dimensions: H305 x W495 x D178mm each
Weight: 8.3kgs each
Serial No: 004749 / 006012
Description of works:
Replaced High Frequency capacitors in crossover network.
Repaired genuine tweeters.
New woofer surrounds.
New wire-wound potentiometer.
Repaired cabinets, new walnut stain and sealed with premium wax.
Washed original speaker fabric.
Warranty: 3 months.
RV HIFI Says:
These Acoustic Research AR-6 loudspeakers from 1971 have been completely restored by us, the cabinets have been re-furbished, crossovers upgraded, tweeters repaired and woofers fitted with new foam surrounds. We were quite impressed with the balanced sound quality, high frequencies are smooth, vocals are clear and the bass is tight. These nostalgic speakers will compliment any quality amplifier, in sound quality and system styling.