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    If it's not broken fix it anyway

    Altecs

    These are some very cool beasts...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Altec-Corona...3D191963347838

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    "Just Passin thru"
    Yes they are.

    I love old Altecs, some of the best horn speakers ever made.

    jM

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    I'd love to have a pair of 19s
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    Yweblwrs...
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    An audiophile is someone who's stereo is worth more than his car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwinds View Post
    I'd love to have a pair of 19s
    You and me both Ron.
    Considered my many the best Altec ever made
    I have been working on collecting the drivers, horns and woofers to build a set. I'm now down to the hard part.
    The cabinets.

    I also have a pair of kind of rare early A'8s but the sweet wife won't let them in the house. Maybe if I covered them in
    some kind of wood veneer and fabric. They do look kind of utility in there classic Altec flat grey on plywood

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    "Just Passin thru"
    Here is what my A8's look like.
    They sound really good in the shop.
    416-8b-16'' woofers and 806a horn drivers on 32A bent horns.

    Last edited by JustMike; 09-19-2016 at 04:15 PM.

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    If it's not broken fix it anyway
    Then there are these bad boys of awesomeness...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Al...3D142121194682

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    Quote Originally Posted by roccus View Post
    Then there are these bad boys of awesomeness...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Al...3D142121194682
    Those are A7-500 Voice of the theaters laying on there sides.
    These are pretty much Pa units. would need some driver changes for home use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMike View Post
    Here is what my A8's look like.
    They sound really good in the shop.

    What do you drive them with Mike? Tube amp?
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    Yweblwrs...
    Quote Originally Posted by skynyrd77
    The only toilet I have seen that didnt swirl was in a trailor
    Quote Originally Posted by TheWOPLwhiffer View Post
    now I need a Dim Bulb Tester to test my Dim Bulb Tester
    An audiophile is someone who's stereo is worth more than his car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwinds View Post
    What do you drive them with Mike? Tube amp?
    Yes.
    I have a couple of Heathkit w4am monoblocks w/about 20 watts each.
    or I use my Bogen integrated Db-230a at about 30 watts per channel.
    And a Bogen tube preamp.
    They sound so sweet,

    Ron,
    Don't you have some old A7's Votts ?

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