I'd read a number of reviews on these speakers and they were all positive, complaining only about the fact that the low end cutoff of the speakers is around 125 Hz. This shortcoming is pretty much negated by the fact that the response of the speakers is quite flat from 125 Hz to well above 10 KHz.
I was pleasantly surprised at the overall sound quality of these tiny speakers. In the living room, the lack of extreme lows doesn't detract from the listening experience and the small size makes them unobtrusive.
The excellent low end response of the AR-3's makes up for the lack of a subwoofer in my bedroom system. I balanced the output level of the speakers using the level test ouput of the HT-R510 together with a Radio Shack digital sound level meter.
I now have a nice home theater system in my bedroom with the addition of these speakers. Components are the aforementioned receiver and speakers, 37 inch Vizio LCD TV, Dual 1215 turntable, ART DJ phono preamp, TiVo HD DVR with 1 terabyte external hard drive, Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray DVD player, Toshiba HD-A2KU HD DVD player and Sanyo DRW-500 DVD recorder.
Edited by Cholly, 09 January 2010 - 11:53 AM.