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Storm
12-31-2006, 08:30 PM
Please post a response if you own or have owned 846A, 846B or 846U Altec Loudspeakers.

I am just doing an unscientific study to see how many of the 6,000+ members around the world own these speakers and to get a better understanding of how many Altec might have produced.

Thank you for your cooperation.

-Storm.

:help:

theophile
01-01-2007, 06:33 PM
846A(PAIR)

Rex Everything
01-01-2007, 08:45 PM
As of today

846B's
846A's

No U's yet :)

Storm
01-03-2007, 01:00 PM
Okay.

With the lack of additional posts - what can I conclude?

Are these Altecs much more scarce than I thought?

Out of nearly 6K members and much more that have no idea about this forum around the world - I truly wonder how many can still exist.

Thank you for your help in this un-scientific study.

;)

-Storm.

moldyoldy
01-03-2007, 01:29 PM
Valencias aren't uncommon at all, I know several owners. It's just after your 300+ repetitive, unnecessary posts about them, no one will admit it now.

Storm
01-03-2007, 01:34 PM
Sorry - I dont mean to be repetitive, just thought in individual thread would be great.

Maybe we need to set up something on this forum or site and list all the speakers JBL and ALTEC produced and everyone can put a check next to the ones they own.

Just a thought. I am just intrigued to understand how many Altec could have produced and how many are still out there.

Thanks.

-Storm.

Mr. Widget
01-03-2007, 01:35 PM
You should probably conclude from this poll and from looking over the thousands of posts on this forum, that the membership of the Lansing Heritage Forum is skewed toward JBL... which is not a reflection on the quality of Altecs... just the fact that there are more JBL fans here than Altec heads... we are all welcome here and many of us have had or do have examples of both in our stables.

You should ask about your speakers on Todd White's forum where the discussion centers on Altecs.

http://www.hostboard.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=3729


Widget

Storm
01-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the advice Widget - but I will stick to this forum.

I want to get the Altec heads out of the woodwork on this forum. This can breed a healthly discussion of Altec, just as well as JBL.

I never saw a SIGN on this site stating JBL topics only.

-Storm.

moldyoldy
01-03-2007, 01:40 PM
Listen to the Voices, Young Luke.....

louped garouv
01-03-2007, 01:43 PM
:) please







btw I am skewed Altec... two stacks,
825 w/ TAD 1601a (while I try to find another bargin pair of 515Bs)
816a w/ 515B
511B, w/ 802G
075s

and a pair of CV EL36s for low end reinforcement...

Storm
01-03-2007, 01:46 PM
Oh, I get it.

Are you refering to Luke Skywalker?

Funny...

But what do you mean?

-Storm

louped garouv
01-03-2007, 01:47 PM
"star wars" reference....

luke skywalker

Storm
01-03-2007, 01:49 PM
Got that, but have no idea what he means by it.

I have to listen to what voices?

-Storm.

moldyoldy
01-03-2007, 02:05 PM
HELP!
I keep hearingVOICES in my head!!
:blink:

Storm
01-03-2007, 02:13 PM
It's a play on words, nothing else.

So, who do I listen to - the voices in my head? Why would I do that if I came here for advice and conversation?

;)

-Storm.

Steve Schell
01-03-2007, 06:27 PM
A friend owns a pair of 846A; I used to own a pair of 846B until I sold them and the new owner took them to Australia.

Storm, if you think it is tough finding Valencia owners, just try putting together a network of Lansing Iconic owners!

Rex Everything
01-03-2007, 09:15 PM
Storm, if you think it is tough finding Valencia owners, just try putting together a network of Lansing Iconic owners!

I'll join this club right now. I just got a set of the Iconic 846A Valencias on Monday

JBL Dog
01-03-2007, 09:44 PM
I'll join this club right now. I just got a set of the Iconic 846A Valencias on Monday

Did you find those on the East Side?

Rex Everything
01-03-2007, 09:45 PM
Did you find those on the East Side?

No. Are there some on the east side?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/ampegmang/AltecIB.jpg

JBL Dog
01-03-2007, 09:57 PM
No. Are there some on the east side?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/ampegmang/AltecIB.jpg


I don't know if there are any now..... BUT.... A guy contacted me about two months ago with a set of Altec Iconic cabinets.... I believe he was based in Collinsville. From what I can remember they were missing grilles. Anyway, he called me and said he was made "an offer he couldn't refuse" and sold them before I had a stab at them.

Rex Everything
01-04-2007, 06:32 AM
I don't know if there are any now..... BUT.... A guy contacted me about two months ago with a set of Altec Iconic cabinets.... I believe he was based in Collinsville. From what I can remember they were missing grills. Anyway, he called me and said he was made "an offer he couldn't refuse" and sold them before I had a stab at them.

That sucks!

Steve
01-04-2007, 08:53 PM
pair 846B... with 515C's instead of the 416z
pair 846A

lots of other Altecs and some JBL

I grew up listening and performing in auditoriums full of Altecs.
I do hear voices and music in my head....they sound wonderful


There are also several men in white coats knocking on my door.


Steve

avguytx
01-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Yes, I am a new guy here and thought I'd say hello. I just picked up a pair of 846B's today that are in great shape. I live north of DFW, TX and these were in the local paper today for an Estate Sale coming up this weekend. I picked them up earlier this afternoon and haven't even had time to listen to them! They are in my garage, though. I leave tomorrow for the CES show in Vegas next week so I won't get to hear them till I get back next Friday. Sheesh.

I will fill everyone in with more info about myself as time allows. I'm sitting here getting some paperwork done before my flight tomorrow. Look forward to talking to all and learning more about these and other Altecs! My first pair!

Attached are some photos...

blister
10-25-2007, 06:17 PM
A perfect set with wood grills from an original (passed away) owner - got em FREE! I love em so far and I think I should pay my wifes friend who gave them to me.

closdesducs
12-29-2012, 01:24 PM
Contemplating acquiring an 846B from a fellow audiophile who couldn't achieve the right WAF threshhold...:banghead:

Maron Horonzakz
12-30-2012, 01:20 PM
You need to get out more !!!!:nopity:

Steve Schell
01-01-2013, 12:51 AM
Maron, as a collector with a house full of vintage audio... your response seems needlessly critical and beside the point. I get out plenty, yet really enjoy my old gear. Lighten up!

Maron Horonzakz
01-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Steve,,,What I ment was,,,There is still alot of vintage gear to be had,,,We find collecting and restoring is perserving the past for newer generations to enjoy..

Steve Schell
01-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Okay, peace! Happy New Year.

HeathKit
01-10-2013, 01:54 PM
Pair of 846a's.. soon to be replaced by 604c's in 606 cabinets. The Valencia's are great speakers with that all too Altec sound.


btw, this thread would be easier if the forum had one of those poll apps that show the results.

Earl K
01-10-2013, 02:03 PM
Pair of 846a's.. soon to be replaced by 604c's in 606 cabinets. The Valencia's are great speakers with that all too Altec sound.


btw, this thread would be easier if the forum had one of those poll apps that show the results.

- Actually this forum ( website ) does have this ability ( though that might not have been the case back in 2007 ).

- The option to add/include a poll in a thread has to be chosen when the thread is created ( if I remember correctly ) .

- No 846s here, though I do love my 288-8K compression drivers .


:)

big2bird
08-07-2013, 04:13 AM
I know the thread is old, but I have owned my 486B's since the late 70's.:D