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Henry Davis Jr.
10-05-2006, 09:45 AM
New kid on the block. I have the Altec Lansing 9849-8A Monitors and the horns are basically sitting at the bottom when the speakers are sitting up right. Question is: Is there a particular reason why the horn is located at the bottom rather then at the top while in proper arrangemet placement? Are should I just turn the speaker upside down which would place the horn at the top? Is there any benefit for one way or the other

10-05-2006, 10:00 AM
Hello Henry

They were probably set up to be sofit mounted so the horn would be on the bottom of the enclosure. No reason you couldn't turn them over.



Mr. Widget
10-05-2006, 10:06 AM
Is there any benefit for one way or the otherHF horns are a line of sight type of affair... ideally the horns are at ear height or like the L300 are aimed at your expected ear height at the primary listening position.

I think I would flip them over and possibly tilt the cabs.


Henry Davis Jr.
10-05-2006, 09:16 PM
Thanks alot for the info! These horns surely can sing! Planning on hooking them up to my Mac c22 pre and Dynaco Stero 70. Right now I have them paired with my hk770amp/Nikko Beta 50IIpreamp. Is there any recommendation as to what would be a great synergistic match for these girls.

I actually own:
Kenwood 600 Integrated, 9600, 7600,7400,601
Pioneer Sa 9800,9100
Marantz 2325,2216,2230,2252,2220b,1060, 27
Pioneer SX 1010, 950, 850, 550,450, 838,828,727,2500
Harmon Kardon 430, 330C, 650
Sansui 9090, qrx7001, 1000X, 2000X, G5700, 4000, 5000, AU 417
Technics SE-A70 Amplifier
Luxman R-1050
Heathkit 1500
Stereotech 1200
Lafeyette LR-120D
Scott Stereomaster Integrated Amplifier 495
My tube system are Macintosh C-22, Dynaco St70, Challenger Inegrated made by Bogen, Soon too receive a Fisher 500c
And many others

10-06-2006, 06:11 AM
That would be MY preference with this system.

I believe that model has a pair of Altec 414's(12") with a 811B/806A horn/driver crossed over at 800hz.


Henry Davis Jr.
10-06-2006, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the advice. I will be setting it up with Mc C-22/Dyna St70. Yes the woofer is a 414-8C "12'' Again thanks for the advice.

Gary L
10-07-2006, 10:39 AM
These are mine Henry, 9849-8Ds, same internals with a nicer veneered cabinet.
You can have them right side up or upside down but you want the horn at about ear level in you standard listening position.
These are stacked on top of their bigger brothers the Model 15s and when both are singing the room is full of great Altec sound.



Henry Davis Jr.
10-09-2006, 08:34 PM
Thanks alot Gary! Placing mine on some floor stands which would allow the horn to be at ear level with the speaker turned up side down. I am now working on the synergistic amp/pre that will make these babies sing the way they were made to sing. Great speakers..........!