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Acoustic Research AR 1

Acoustic Research AR 1
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6 reviews

Dec, 2017

We have collected and analyzed 6 user reviews from international sources. The average review date is Feb 26, 2003. We have compared these reviews to 1154947 reviews from other Speakers. Last update: Dec 17, 2017.

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Consumer review by: Britt (

Acoustic Research AR1


These are great speakers for the money, assuming you didn't pay retail. I own a pair of 315HO's and my dad own's a pair of AR1's. Both pairs of speakers offer very similar sound and tone quality. I'm pretty sure they changed the type of glue that they...

Footprint, sound, value, BASS, works great with home theater (2 15" powered subs), adjustable gain for the subs. AR Stands behind their warranty

If you drive the subs too hard, the surrounds come unglued. I've replaced 5 subs so far. AR has given me no problem at all. The pots for the gain on the subs should have been recessed in the cabinet. Mine got pushed in, (but they still work)

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: John (

Acoustic Research AR1


Good overall sound for rock. Critical listening is not their strong suite. Bass kicks ass.


mid-bass requires equalization to correct

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Brett DiMichele (

Acoustic Research AR1


Hey Tim D. (AudioPhile) Parts Express hasthe Midrange drivers from your DaffyTackspeakers on clearance for $5.00 each..Okay now that I am done flaming lets getserious. I don't own the AR1 I own thesmaller unpowered brother (AR9) and I canreview the...

Fantastic Imaging,Neutral to Warm TonalBallance, Rock Solid Construction, VeryAstheticaly Pleasing to my eyes

Placement takes time, Break In takes time,Hard to remove grills

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Don Young (

Acoustic Research AR1


As with any speakers you must have good signal and power in order to realize the potential of your speakers. With the AR1's, room placement is critical and tricky. I have found them to work well in a larger enviroment. If your serious about your music,...

When tuned properly, the AR1's are powerfull on the bottom and realistic and sweet on the mids and top end. The hook up is quick and simple, an overall great listening experience for the money

I think they would be unbeatable if they only had some output adjustments on the mids and highs

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: Martin Ritchie (

Acoustic Research AR1


I have had these speakers for over 2 years. I have never had any problems with them. I listened to many speakers, including $5000 + but went with the AR 1s because they sound great deliver ample base and don't take up much room.

500 w built-in SubwoofersSmall footprint

Very directional (hey, they're towers)

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: William McMillan (

Acoustic Research AR1


Hey Peter Wack. Apparently, you don''t even own a pair of these. How can you give them a bad review. You must be some jealous pud who dislikes AR. I have a pair of 315HO''s (the predessesor to the AR1). I love em and wouldn''t trade them for...

Feb, 2002