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Acoustic Research Inc.; Cambridge, MA

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Name: Acoustic Research Inc.; Cambridge, MA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: acoustic
Products: Model types

Acoustic Research Inc., 24 Thorndike Street, Cambridge, Mass., USA.
Manufacturer of loudspeakers and turntables.

Founded: 1952
Closed: 2004
AR was founded in 1952 and incorporated in 1954 by Edgar Villchur and Henry Kloss (see also KLH).
Villchur owned the US-patent No. 2,775,309 for the acoustic suspension principle.
The company went into liquidation in 2004 and the name was bought by Audiovox, a subsidiary of Thomson SA.

This manufacturer was suggested by Georg Richter.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  89 Red Box   woofer 16 cm - tweeter 4 cm. Made in U.S.A. 
USA  78 AR18s   2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system - frequency response: 48Hz to 25kHz - crossover frequen... 
USA  54 Speaker System AR-1   Acoustic Research 2-Way 2-Speaker System Model AR-1. 31 - 13000Hz, 4 Ohms Crossover 1800... 
USA  88 AR 6 BX   Acoustic Research AR 6 BX - Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system - Frequency Response:... 
USA  91 Integrated Amplifier A-03   Acoustic Research Integrated Amplifier Model A-03. Power output: 40 watts per channel... 
USA  91 Integrated Amplifier A-06   Acoustic Research Integrated Amplifier Model A-06. Power output: 100 watts per channe... 
USA  91 Integrated Amplifier A-04   Acoustic Research Integrated Amplifier Model A-04. Power output: 58 watts per channel... 
USA  67 AR Amplifier   Acoustic Research Solid State Integrated Amplifier Model The 'AR Amplifier'. Power ou... 
USA  84 The AR Turntable   The AR Turntable  2-Speed (33⅓ & 45 rpm) Belt Driven Stereo Turntable. Platter 1,8kg ... 
USA  66 XA   Acoustic Research 2-Speed (33 & 45 rpm) belt driven Stereo Turntable Model XA. 
USA  72 XB1   Acoustic Research Two-speed (33 & 45 rpm) belt driven turntable with A/C synchronou... 
USA  84 Turntable ES-1   A 2 speed belt-drive stereo turntable. Optional AR tonearm. Specification Drive System... 


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