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Acoustic Research AR17
18 Reviews
rating  4.72 of 5
MSRP  380.00
Description: Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter, 5 1/4" MagAlloy Monocoque Woofer


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rodger a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Good small Home Theator speaker. Not a good choice for classical, jazz or even folk rock. There is just no taming this metal tweeter.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
So I bought these speakers without hearing them, and almost didn't - I heard a set of Paradigm Atoms and thought they were the greatest....until I got them home and listened to them in my house - they just didn't fill the room. I talked to Mark and Accessories4Less and he recommended the AR15 for fronts and AR17 for rear speakers - the best decision I could have ever made - these speakers tied to my Marantz SR7000 sound fabulous - even got the wife seal of approval!
The 17s are very strong for surrounds and would be ok for fronts as well - just make sure you have a sub handy as they don't produce the low end as well as a tower would.

The green tweeter is a cool effect as well - so I'm running a AR4C center - the AR15/17 setup and a PR1212 for a sub.

Buy these if you get the chance - you won't regret it - they aren't as bright as the 17s but they do have the same soundstage and if you like bright tinny speakers then you shouldn't be getting these - go buy some Bose crap if you want high and tinny.

Good luck!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Accessories4Less.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kcpan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Good sound for the price. But not up there with the likes of B&W, or other english speakers.
American speakers have a different sound - more slam than british speakers.
Sound better with my Philips stereo amp than my Yamaha AV amp. Although the Yamaha amp costs much more than the Philips.
I also have KLH, Altec Lansing (20years old), and JBL TLX speakers. The Ar17 can match up to them in terms of sonics.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   used fr friend



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cburbs a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These blow away my old surround sound speakers. I can actually hear stuff now with out actually trying to listen for the noise.
Great speaker for the price.
Again if you are on a budget but want a great speaker set up go AR Hi Res.
My system:
A/V Kenwood (upgrading soon)
DVD: Pioneer
VCR: Sony
Center: AR4C
Front: AR11
Rears: AR17
Sub: AR112PS

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $179.00

Purchased At:   accessories 4 less



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WOW a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I used this pair as my rear speakers. After burning in, it's rock!!!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $183.00

Purchased At:   etronics




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