View Full Version : Altec Bolero 809C

08-30-2006, 05:34 PM
I happened upon them locally and they might be for sale. 4 lb Alnico magnets, one woofer has been reconed to original basket. Very nice shape. What vintage are these and what would be a fair price?

Tom Brennan
08-31-2006, 06:51 PM
They're from the early 1970s. IMO the 890C Bolero was the finest "small" speaker I've ever heard and the wonderful 406 woofer maintains the midrange glory of the large Altecs.

I see them go on ebay between $100 and $200 all the time and IMO they're worth far in sound terms, certainly worth more than the $300-$400 that the vastly inferior and Skilsaw-like Klipsch Heresys bring.