Hi all. Newby here, signed up for this thread because I have exactly the same issue as the op with a newly purchased pair of AR-6 speakers. They are I believe an original USA pair with alnico woofers. The caps have been replaced with new JB 10uf caps. I'd love to try and find out what's wrong. To my ears the honky sound is coming from the woofer not the tweeter. A couple of ideas in this thread have interested me: Could the woofer be out of phase with the tweeter and how would I check? Could the crossover be too high and how would I reduce it? The cabinet is very full with stuffing, would too much create this sound? In the meantime I will read about BSC, but I feel this is a specific error with the current components rather than an inherent design flaw of this often praised speaker.