I bought a very nice Sansui 500a about a month ago - something near and dear to my heart! The 500a was the very first piece of audio gear I ever bought. It was brand new so I'm dating myself! I was an 18yo USN sailor when I bought the Sansui - got it in the Naval Exchange in Yokuska Japan in 1965. The first pair of speakers I bought for the Sansui was some used AR-2s. A very nice combo that I enjoyed for the next 6-7 years until the solid state stuff made me wanting more power. I sold the Sansui and the AR-2s. Fast forward to today - I stopped by a second hand store that I hadn't been in for 3-4 years just to see what they had in stock in the way of audio gear. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw what they had. A pair of AR-2ax speakers. Asking price? $87.50 plus tax - just shy of $95 with tax. Done deal! The cabinets are a bit rough but I think they can be reconditioned. The grills are missing the badges but repops are available so that's no biggie. I connected them up to my bedroom setup - a Yamaha RX-V773 AVR. WOW! These things sound as good as I remember. I need to do some work on them - the mid and high pots have some dead spots on one speaker for the highs. I plan on using these with the Sansui - of course! I never thought I'd run into a pair of these in my Podunk little town!