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Wardsweb
10-23-2007, 06:06 PM
Anyone have any clue what this might be? The cabinet almost looks like a baby version of the EV Patrician IV. It holds a 604B and N-1000B.

grumpy
10-23-2007, 06:16 PM
http://www.lansingheritage.org/images/altec/catalogs/1949/page5.jpg

i.e., Type 605A cabinet.

there was a thread about similar systems not that long ago... I don't recall
much about it (can't help w/ search terms)

Mr. Widget
10-23-2007, 11:54 PM
Anyone have any clue what this might be?
Not a clue...:(

But it sure looks cool!


Widget

Steve Schell
10-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Yes, that's a 605A cabinet. It replaced the art deco 605 furniture cabinet in about 1947, and was supplied with the 604, 604B and sometimes 603 drivers until the early 1950s. I have one that contains a very late 604 (serial in the 3,800 range), but has the crossover that was usually supplied with the 604B- as in the picture.

Audiobeer
10-24-2007, 05:24 PM
Looks beautiful. How do they sound?

Steve Schell
10-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Audiobeer, the one I have sounds "'50s hi fi" in the best sense of the term. Very efficient, lively, plenty of bass if a little boomy. My cabinet looks tired and beat up compared to the one in the picture, as it was used for decades in a radio station.