Acoustic Research AR-1 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Three-way, floorstanding loudspeaker with powered woofer. Drive-units: one 1" (25mm) titanium-dome tweeter, two 5.25" (135mm) aluminum-alloy cone midrange drivers, one 15" (375mm) side-firing, acoustic-suspension woofer powered by an internal 500W RMS amplifier. Crossover frequencies: 100Hz active low-pass, 24dB/octave; passive high-pass at 120Hz, 12dB/octave; 2.5kHz high-pass, 12dB/octave. Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 96dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Power handling: 350W. Woofer amplifier distortion: 0.1% THD at rated output. Woofer amplifier S/N ratio: 90dB ref. rated output.
Dimensions: 43.7" (1093mm) H by 10.6" (265mm) W by 22.13" (553.1mm) D. Weight: 84 lbs (37.8kg) each.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: A0001053, B0001004 (for P315HO; no serial numbers for AR-1).
Prices: $2800/pair in black ash (review pair) or cherry laminate. (1999); no longer available (2005). Approximate number of US dealers: 300 (1999).
Manufacturer: Acoustic Research, Recoton Home Audio Group, Benicia, CA (1999). AR, Division of Audiovox, Hauppauge, NY (2005). Web: