Excellent pair of Teledyne Acoustic Research 3-way, 4-Driver AR-93Q floor-standers, customized with solid cherry wood top caps.
The AR-93 and AR-94 floorstanding speakers were introduced in late 1979, and called the “High Tech” series, because most of their emphasis was on hard-core performance rather than flashy cosmetic frills. They share the design concept of the top-of-the-line AR-9 and AR-90 speakers using dual side-facing woofers in an acoustic suspension enclosure to produce fantastic bass.
The 2 woofers are 8-inch and complement a forward facing 8-inch cone midrange and a 1.25″ dome/cone tweeter. The lesser brother of the AR-93, the AR94, received a truly outstanding review in the October 1980 issue of High Fidelity. “Frankly, we were surprised at just how impressive the AR-94’s tonal reach and balance proved to be…to the deepest organ fundamentals, we were mightily impressed with the unit’s ability to put out clean, articulate bass…High frequencies…are handled with clarity and verve.”
Very heavy and uses a wrap-around sock-style grill with top caps, a cosmetic design that Definitive Technologies, Mirage, etc. copied some 15 years later. Condition: Excellent sound and very good cosmetics (apart from some small imperfections in the socks, which are not very noticeable).
Top solid cherry wood caps are brand new, and have been keyed to facilitate their removal and reattachment, without the need of any further hardware.
Years made: 1980 – 1982
Drivers: Low frequency: 8″ woofers x 2 Mid frequency: 8″ woofer High frequency: 1.25″ Dome Cone
Frequency response: 44-22K +/- 3db
Sensitivity: 87 db
Crossover frequencies: 350/2000hz
Power handling: 15-125 w
Impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions: 31″ H x 14″ W x 11″ D, Weight: 50.0 lbs
These great-sounding vintage Acoustic Research speakers are one-of a kind, thanks to their custom Cherry Wood Top Caps. Asking $695.