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threebanger
01-27-2007, 07:59 AM
Hey. I was doing a search on some 616-8A's I picked up and ended up here.
So...What can anyone tell me?

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a002.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a002.jpg) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a003.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a003.jpg) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a005.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a005.jpg) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a006.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a006.jpg) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a004.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a004.jpg) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/th_altec6164a007.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/threebanger/speakers/altec6164a007.jpg)

Steve Schell
01-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Welcome to Lansing Heritage, threebanger.

The 616-8A was designed for high quality distributed sound systems, and were usually mounted in the ceiling. Yours are the first I've seen that look to have been originally mounted in a cabinet (yours are Altec 614 cabinets).

It doesn't show in the picture in the link below, but I think you will find they have round conical flare (funnel-like) high frequency horns with a plug in the center that was intended to disperse the high frequencies. Never had a chance to hear these, but I'll bet they sound good. When you've had a chance to listen to them, please let us know what you think.

http://www.voiceofthetheatre.com/images/616-8A.1.jpg