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In November, I was gifted a pair of Model 15 cabinets (Hi Joe!) and have started collecting parts to see what they can do, but after hearing a pair of amazingly modified "Healthkit" Altec speakers last weekend,

I realized I don't really have a good sense of what the various Altecs sound like or what they can do. I really want some honest first hand information, not hearsay.

So - I'm looking to you kind folks to perhaps let me have a listen of your ALTEC speakers so I can get a broader sense of the brand. I know thats asking a lot, and I gather ALTECs may be rarer than I think - certainly rarer than the JBLs I heard around the DC area. I know a few have some large VOTT speakers - while they are interesting, I probably want something with a better SAF/WAF that will fit my smaller house.

I can reciprocate to some degree - I have a multichannel room downstairs with 2 pairs of UREI 809As -

they have the JBL concentric drivers and are pretty neat for movies and such. The music room is upstairs - 2 channel with an integrated tube amp and (older) Von Schweikert VR-4s, a pair of JBL L212s I refurbed last year, and (currently) the Altec Model 15 speakers I am working on ...

FWIW, I'm in Fairfax, near George Mason U - and have spent my life in the DC area ...

Anyway, we can talk more - but it seemed like a reasonable thing to ask!

The great thing about AK is community!

Oh - I do mean the vintage Altecs into the 70s, not the plastic PC speakers

 
Date: Jan 14, 2018   


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