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Details about  pair vintage 60s AR - 2a ACOUSTIC RESEARCH oiled walnut MODERN SPEAKERS

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pair vintage 60s AR - 2a ACOUSTIC RESEARCH oiled walnut MODERN SPEAKERS
pair-vintage-60s-AR-2a-ACOUSTIC-RESEARCH-oiled-walnut-MODERN-SPEAKERS
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May 30, 2012
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US $338.00
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MICHIGAN: where its modern all year round!, United States

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Last updated on  May 23, 2012 19:25:43 PDT  View all revisions

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ACOUSTIC RESEARCH

 








this incredible ACOUSTIC SUSPENSION SPEAKER SYSTEM dates to the early 1960s ( in fact I saw someone selling an ad that said 1960) and the quality of both sound (bass & treble) and looks ..................... is utterly fantastic
they had one owner and were still hooked up and sounding mind blowing until last Friday when we carefully removed the wiring from the walls of the home and hefted them home

they were attached to the 60s Fisher tube receiver & amp we currently have listed

the speakers are clear as a bell and come with the original paperwork / pamphlet

(& I bet you don't see anybody else showing you 15 images ! )

the cases are oiled walnut ; cabinet size is 24" by 13 1/2" by 11 1/2" deep and EACH weighs 31 POUNDS unwrapped

10" acoustic suspension woofer 1.1 lb Alnico 5 magnet ; res. freq. (mounted) 58 cps Crossover L.C network 2000 cps
impedance 8 ohms; horizontal dispersion 90



we have the charts for frequency in cycle per second; frequency response, harmonic distortion and rave reviews from audiocraft, audio etc, high fidelity, Playboy magazine , review of recorded music & the Diapason


some of the included paperwork states: " the AR - 2a consists of ab AR 2 speaker system in combination with the 1 3/8" dome type super tweeter whose response curve is shown in the chart you will receive
(this is the same super tweeter used in the AR-3.) CROSSSOVER FREQUENCIES ARE 2000 CPS and 7500 cps , *************and the mid range unit and super-tweeter are independently adjustable**************

the AR super tweeter is our most nearly perfect driver ...its performance , in the high treble range , conforms more closely to the ideal than any of our other speaker drivers in their frequency range"

these speakers were 128 dollars apiece over 50 years ago !

a pair just sold for 500 with shipping ; a single is listed at 245 currently, and again.... the same pair is listed at $693 currently


unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the shipping cost...they each have to be boxed separately, they are large and will be about 35 pounds per box

another seller with the same set (listed at $693 dollars ...is charging 145 shipping from Michigan to California ...and that is about on the money ............. in fact he may be taking a SLIGHT loss.................. as will we (ACTUALLY WE WILL ABSORB A LARGER LOSS AS WE ARE DOING A 130 FLAT RATE UPS )................................

the FLAT RATE SHIPPING GIVEN HERE .......is simply that.....FLAT RATE ........BECAUSE EBAY DOES NOT HAVE A SLOT TO PUNCH IN THE MATH FOR 2 BOXES ...........so .........................to get a CLOSER QUOTE ...................YOU MUST EMAIL US with your city , state and ZIP CODE

also ........................WE COULD SHIP THEM BY GREYHOUND BUS.........................BUT YOU ARE STILL LOOKING at about 110 or so if you are zone 8 from Michigan 48066

the GOOD NEWS ........................this set is so worth it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............& if you are local, we can make arrangements for you to pick them up in the Eastpointe/ Roseville area

the owner loved them so much he even custom built those wood stands you see in one of the images ................................. the stands are NOT included and not for sale ................... again they were custom built and not original ..............and are now going to be the new supports for our architectual pottery

the other things we must mention :



we use the ebay shipping calculator as a close guideline only
the cost will NOT be more than stated, but may be LESS

the EXACT cost will be given to you at the end of auction ..once we have a precise shipping address and the item has been completely packaged

so
if you remit any form of payment before receiving OUR invoice with the CORRECT shipping from us ( once we have your address and the item is packaged)....then whatever ebay came up with is what you will be charged ....

......................now that ebay has unfairly changed its feedback policy, sorry but our only recourse is to report non paying bidders on day 6 .... we expect personal contact via the buyer within ebays policy of 2 days or less folks we are not robots over here, communication means a lot to us ...and is important in all forms of relationships !

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ACTUALLY READ THIS ..

& READ OUR FEEDBACK as well ...we are 1 of the GOOD GUYS ....

At this time WE SHIP TO THE U.S.A ONLY .............................LOWER 48 ONLY FOR THIS Item.................sorry no exceptions












































The LONG and WINDING ROAD of SMALL PRINT



sorry to vent here folks but this needs to be said ....for all sellers, not just us


those little stars they ask you click ...well those are important as to our seller "scores" .....and if they are judged unfairly by you ...NOT ONLY do they harm the excellent reputation that we strived so hard to obtain and retain

but also .. EBAY BASES the SELLERS FINAL FEE COSTS on that system ....including the ones sellers have no power to change
EBAY ALSO NOW CHARGES THE SELLER 9 % OF SHIPPING COSTS.....EVEN THOUGH ANY HONEST SELLER DOES NOT MAKE A DIME FROM SHIPPING..... IN FACT...........FIGURE IN PACKAGING SUPPLIES, TIME, GAS and the HONEST SELLER loses a LOT of $$$$$$$$$$$ ...............especially the ones like us .... who sell larger items such as furniture / lighting / etc


we don't "create" shipping costs ..that is done by UPS & USPS
hey ..... if we could afford to offer free shipping we would ....but we already spend between 4 & 5 grand a year just on packing supplies so that your items arrive safely!
so ...... ...... WE ASK YOU PLEASE ...... be honest, be considerate...before you "push those buttons" .... & IF THERE IS A PROBLEM .....CONTACT US...WE WILL WORK IT OUT .... ...our no return policy is not set in stone

item not as described??? ...well ....we show 10 - 35 images with giant arrows pointing at any flaws we feel not only need to be mentioned...but also pointed out visually ...... because its only a rare few that actually read the descriptions & small print ....
lack of communication??...won't be from our end ... we are usually here at the computer 7 days a week .....
shipping time?? ..... slow shipping won't be due to laxidaziness on our part .......because my husband wraps and ships packages 5 DAYS A WEEK ..... instead of just once or twice a week like most sellers

the rest

#1: After the auction: BUYER IS EXPECTED TO MAKE CONTACT WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTIONS END…BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT WITHIN 6 DAYS OF AUCTIONS END; Ebay is our livelihood and we take it very seriously; we ask only that you treat our auctions as you would any respectable place of business, and we will do the same for you!

#2: SMALL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED via USPS INSURED or UPS INSURED, LARGE ITEMS LIKE FURNITURE usually go GREYHOUND PACKAGE or in the case of a large furniture item which we cannot ship ourselves .... A SHIPPER OF YOUR CHOICE the method we choose for the items we ship will DEPEND ON LOCATION AND SIZE LIMITATIONS

#3: WE PREFER the "old fashioned" transactions that do not involve plastic ;
(if a bank accepts it so do we ...we are not being evasive, ebay states the actual use of the words to describe those methods are forbidden .... not joking)

we do not accept Paypal ....................and for all you people who keep asking us how we get away with that.....learn your ebay history .......... there was a time before ebay owned paypal that a seller would get their item removed for offering it ! ...(ebay had a different pay plan then ) ....... ......................alas ebay bought the company (paypal ...) .....no surprise rates went up up up & the rules / regulations began to change on seemingly a weekly basis ........all dandy candy for the buyer ....but no treats for the seller .......................
then ...... as of august of 2008 , ebay made it mandatory to accept credit cards ............... at this time any sellers with a silver or higher rating and loads of positive feedback were given a 2 week window to opt out of paypal by accepting propay ...(which is basically the same thing) .......... & that is what we did ............any new sellers or those with less than a certain rating or feedback amount were not given that option ........................ thats all we know....the rest you can google .......................... & good luck figuring out the monopoly game

bottom line ....................... we don't get any special treatment ........... but we did get a choice
so
if you are heartset on using a credit card , ...... ebay automatically has Propay set up in the payment invoice...you do not have to join anything, you do not have to pay any fees..........we do ..............

again: IN ADDITION TO LISTING FEES, RESERVE FEES, FINAL FEES and CREDIT CARD FEES

EBAY NOW also CHARGES THE SELLER 9% of ALL SHIPPING COSTS



#4: WE ARE NOT A FREE STORAGE UNIT : ************** ANY ITEMS NOT PICKED UP AFTER 30 DAYS OF AUCTIONS END WILL NO LONGER BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY, UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH THE BUYER .................... PRIOR TO PURCHASE.................. & WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE ENDED LISTING
These items in question will be donated, discarded or resold down the road .................. at the TOTAL LOSS of the irresponsible PURCHASER ........................****************

#4a: We do Not allow local pick up except for extremely LARGE items like furniture , sorry ...we do not have a shop , we sell only on ebay and at auction houses, not out of our home .........

#5 : REFUND POLICY: PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS ; WE SELL VINTAGE, NOT NEW , vintage items, are just that .... vintage....and are not going to be mint , because there is no such thing as mint when something is 25 - 75 years young !
WE DO OUR BEST TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE OUR ITEMS CONDITION, THE ITEMS WE SELL ARE ALL VINTAGE; PREVIOUSLY OWNED and USED ;SO....EVERYTHING IS SOLD AS SUCH ......................... & WE DO NOT GIVE PARTIAL REFUNDS
therefore ........ Please feel free to ASK ANY questions !! THIS MEANS ASK ABOUT COLOR , SHAPE, any particular details concerning CONDITION… we will respond A.S.A.P
We are always more than happy to help with further description in any manner possible

don't wait till the auction is over ..... ASK NOW ....ask BEFORE YOU BID #6 : WE TREASURE ALL OF OUR DEVOTED REPEAT CUSTOMERS , we especially THANK each and every one of you ; and everyone who has ever purchased an item from us over the last 13 1/2 YEARS ......... its been a blast and hopefully will continue to be no matter what new "twists " come our way ...via the never ending new ebay policies

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