View Full Version : Altec 838A Carmel - Worth Having?

02-07-2011, 03:02 PM
If I already have a pair of 846A, are a pair of Carmels worth buying to play with for $700 especially if one of the Diaphrams is blown? I don't know anything about this speaker other than the 804A drivers were the predecessors of the 806A but aren't considered as good by some. But still, for $700, if I have the wherewithal to pick them up, would they be worth it or am I overspending for a speaker that can't rival my 846A no matter what I do to it? Thanks for the help!

02-09-2011, 08:03 PM
I would think you would like them fine. They are esentially a furniture version of the 844, later 9844 monitor. The vertical version was the Malibu of which I have a pair.

You may find the bass abit faster than the Valencia's but other than that, they will sound similar. I do not think you will notice the difference in the HF drivers, enjoy.