Several recent threads are along this line for 2-way Altecs, search “” AFAIK, the only difference between an and an is vintage. Thanks again Ben B. They appear to have been, at some time serviced for the common Altec lead fatigue a common,repairable factory defect — and are both otherwise nice, solid, original and seem to be working well and reliable. Complain wrong Brand wrong Model non readable. This manual is related to the following products: For full range systems utilizing low-frequency loudspeakers of relatively low efficiency, located in non- reverberant areas having moderate ambient noise levels, the A driver proves a perfect match.
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The paint on both drivers is fairly clean, with only a few blemishes normal for age — one driver has a mild touch up spot on the rear top.
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Russellc 808-a, Sep 2, Do you already have an account? This is the time period when the new return pot design had been implemented, but the patent details for alec radial slit phase plug still may not have been worked out yet, or possibly their vendor for this close tolerance injection molded part hadn’t quite perfected it’s production yet. Share This Page Tweet. Have been running the with b in a ported box 12 cuft now for 2 years and love them but think they need a litle more top end.
First let me say thanks to Bowties and everyone else for your input ,you are a wealth of information.
Pictured are plans and a photo a fella sent me of a Nineteen crossover he made. Yes, my password is: Both units are mostly original, nice straight terminals, and have fairly close serial s; and These factors, together with the all-important Alhec criteria of engineering experience, combine to produce the A and A high-frequency loudspeakers of virtually matchless quality and limitless application.
Originally Posted by sean They appear to have been, at some time serviced for the common Altec lead fatigue a common,repairable factory defect — and are both otherwise nice, solid, original and seem to be working well and reliable. Similar Threads Speakers and driver similar to and ? No buzz or rattles — both performed well.
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Such conditions would be analagous to 8008-8a average listening room or smaller broadcast and recording studio. The entire diaphragm and voice coil assembly of the A and A is field replaceable; no special tools are required. So dose the with tangerine phase plug have better highs?
In instances altdc relatively high ambient noise is present, and where maximum efficiency of both vocal speech and music must be reproduced with great clarity, the heavier magnet weight and greater flux density of the A are preferred.
I haven’t encountered the grey phase plug yet, but the surprises never cease. I have a pair of monitors that have a version of that i was unaware of.
Does this apply to A and the B having the smooth body. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
I am looking for a good driver combo for the 8088-8a woofers I have coming in. Common practice with s is to toss the loading caps, and add a felt pad in the cover, ala These factors, together with the all-important ALTEC criteria of engineering experience, combine to produce.
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I have posted some photos of driver. All other series drivers use an annular slit metal phase plug. To view the original document, you can use the “Original mode”.
They sound matched, clean and quite detailed. From my research on the Altec Heritage page and other places i believe that this system the is the b frommainly because it has the series 2 H LF drivers. Complain wrong Brand wrong Model non readable. RussellcSep 4, These strange looking variants were born at a time, where Altec wanted to grossly hype bigger wattage handling — but rather, what they gleaned was a few notable behavioural tweaks