Acoustic Research AR5 Floorstanding Speakers

4.83/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $1800.00


Product Description

Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter, Powered 175 Watts RMS 10" Side-firing Woofer (90 oz magnet), Dual 5 1/4" MagAlloy Monocoque Mid-Range


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

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Bought these babies off ebay for $300 shipped! One tower had a blown tweeter which I replaced for another $65. Running off 140 watts of clean Yamaha power. They sound amazing. Anything from Mozart to Terminator Salvation- these babies keep crying for more volume. Very comparable to Definitve Technology towers.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007



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

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have been using the Pioneer HT in a box for several years now and I did not know what I have been missing. After I have completed my new upgraded set-up using Denon 3802 rcvr., AR5s as front, AR4c, AR17s (x4) as sorrounds and AR500 sub. my family room came alive. I can now hear musical notes I did not hear before. Watching DVD movies is also a pleasure, its like in a theater in the comfort of your home. I sure there is lot better speaker system out there but for the overall price I paid Im satisfied with the performance.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



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

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i've had them for over a month now... i had never believed
in a burn in time for speakers before, as my klipsch sounded
great from day one right out of the box... i play these
in a huge room with a five year old sony es amp, soon to
be replaced by a new sony es amp... i get all of the sound
i could ask for them musically and more... i can't wait
to put a more powerful amp with them, it seems as if the
are begging for power...

i have to say if i dont think i would care for them for
home theater though, they sound so much better with the
subs facing each other with hardly anything between them...
when i first got them, i put the subs facing outward
rather than inward... changing them around to face each
other gave me a remarkable improvement with bass...
for the money its a great product...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $895.00

Purchased At:   soundpros



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

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I am still trying to make up my mind on these speakers.
I have owned them for a week now and they seem to sound
better each time i play them. I have also have klipsch
reference speakers on another system in the house that
was recently purchased. If I could have used the same
set up I would, the klipsch are great, but I needed
speakers with their own subs in them, no room for a
subwoofer.

That being the case, these speakers are capable of
filling up a huge room with sound by themselves. Not
as much treble as I would like, but actually perfect for
the type of music to be played in the living room
(jazz, slow jams, mood music)... So in that case they
are excellent for what I got them for. Plus I am pushing
them with a 5 year old sony es receiver also. Which by
the way sounds better than the new sony es 444 receiver
i got for the den. The klipsch are powered by a denon
3801, a great setup by the way.

It appears to me that the longer these speakers play, the
better sound I get from them. For now I am satisfied.
I will give another review in a month or so to let you
know how they sound then.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $890.00

Purchased At:   soundpros



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John D a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
AWSOME speakers! They have a good power subwoofer built-in to the speakers. Very good for home theater use. I have the full set with the AR4C (center) and the AR17 (rear).

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $880.00

Purchased At:   Dynadirect




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