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Acoustic Research AR7
10 Reviews
rating  4.8 of 5
MSRP  1600.00
Description: 12" 3-Way Hi-Res Series


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R. Simon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I've owned these speakers since new and can not find a more suitable set of speakers. I have had many sets in the house (b&w 802, totem hawks, monitor audio rs6, and a few others that slip my mind) but none seem to compare to these older speakers.

If you can pickup a set for a reasonable amount, do so. You will not regret it. The highs are crisp but not edgy, the mids are to die for and the bass is splendid. They need to be bi-wired to really preform. Well made and have stood this mild test of time. Very little information on these AR7's. Seems like Acoustic Research reused the name.

5/5

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by M_G_ a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Wat een fantastisch geluid komt er uit die speakers, zo krachtig en warm om stil van te worden.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   A & D Dordrecht voor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nigel Misso a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Update, a year later.

These are part of our 7 channel HT system, consisting of the AR7s as the mains, AR17 for the surrounds and an AR4C center speaker.

The system is centered on an Onkyo 787 receiver (100W/ch), with an Onkyo TX4500 (55W/ch)driving the rear surronds, and an Adcom 545 II driving the AR7's woofers. No seperate sub.

This system makes for an incredible HT setup. Friends have commented that they have never heard anything better.

The AR HiRes speakers are voice matched for excellent balance in a HT system. Even our cat can localize a doorbell ringing in a Dolby or THX movie. The sound is powerful and even throughout the audio spectrum.

It is too bad AR discontinued this model.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $770.00

Purchased At:   Accessories for Less



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mohamed mosa a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
ar7 is really great speakers ,but i got one problem with it my wife turn the power very high and the tweeter had dameged, i send it to fix the problem but after that the sound become not clear like before......i know it is very personal ....but i still love this big baby and i decieded to buy another one....believe me it is good mony spend.. if you like music or home cinema... do not lose your cash ...it is great bass and clean trible and mid.......it is one of the best speakers i onwed...

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   asian electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nigel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Presently there are bi-amped using a vintage Onkyo TX-4500 receiver (55W/ch) for the mid and up, and an Adcom GFA545 Mk11 for the 12" woofers.

These speakers sound great, and even with the limited power will produce very loud levels.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $770.00

Purchased At:   Accessories4Less




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