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Acoustic Research AR2C
32 Reviews
rating  4.81 of 5
MSRP  600.00
Description: Center channel with Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter, 6 1/2" High Excursion Down Firing Woofer, Dual 5 1/4" MagAlloy Monocoque Mid-Ranges


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

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Well it may be six years later but as I posted under my prior id davidwilliam, I would be back!!!!!!

Still got 2 of these babies, and it is sad to hear the great AR is out of business. I even took these two centre channels and hooked them up under left and right normal sterio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God these speakers rock!!!

I recently bought a pair of klipsch referecence RF 5. When i originally bought the AR2C it was a comparison between the AR and Klipsch center. The AR seemed much better value, and even with two pairs of RF 5 mains, i must still agree the AR is one great speaker.

I love my new klipsh, but its very sad to see AR go. I guess they never charged enough money for the speakers they sold. With my high quality high output amps, i never came close to blowing the tweeters in the AR tweeters, even at 160.00 watts per channel, and using them as left and right mains!!!!.

I guess the ARs must not be well suited for those with cheaper amplification and downstream components, so apparently many blew there tweeters.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $29500.00

Purchased At:   etronics



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

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a great center channel. Crisp tweeter and two good performing midranges. The AR2C compliments the other AR high-res speakers very well. I use the AR5's for front's, AR9's for rears and AR4C for center rear. The one concern is that the tweeter is easily blown, so be careful when you calibrate your receiver. Overall, a great performing speaker, good rich bass and crisp highs.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Soundpros.com



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

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A very full sounding center channel speaker with innovative design features. Utilyses a downfiring slotted 6-1/2" woofer, 2 5 1/4" mid-ranges and a 1" titanium dome tweeter. Can hear excellent base and much clearer voices with this setup. Separating the base from the midrange really opens up the sound. Other manufactures feature two base drivers and one midrange in theri 3-way setups which misses the main function of a center channel speaker, which is to clearly hear voices.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   Accesories4less.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by davidwilliam a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased two of these and can't wait to hear the hi-res comeback by AR. With two over 5 mids, tweeter, and a base driver Loaded the way this one is, one can argue its like a sub. I noticed its size and consider this a plus, vs the other centres that look like plastic toys, ready to fly to mars. Obviously a very attractive unit, and made to last.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   etronics



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by C Rafter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Sounds great! Nice bass, made SACD multichannel recordings come alive. Now I want new surrounds.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   CDW




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