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GCT
04-18-2012, 03:08 PM
HI

Just got 2 speakers that don't seem to appear in any catalogues. Does anyone have the specs?
Altec 417-8H Altec 414-8B

Cheers

GCT

voice of theatr
04-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Congrats--you've got some very nice Altecs! What will you be using them for? Here's what I could find....

http://altecpro.com/pdfs/vintage/SpeakerAndMics/speakers/417-8H%20LF%20Speaker.pdf

http://altecpro.com/pdfs/vintage/SpeakerAndMics/speakers/414-8C%20LF%20Speaker.pdf

http://altecpro.com/pdfs/vintage/SpeakerAndMics/speakers/414A%20LF%20Speaker.pdf

Hope this helps.....

GCT
04-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Hi

Thanks very much for the info. I couldn't find it on the web.

We were given a couple of wedge monitors and they will probably remain as such in slightly smaller boxes. I'm just repairing the crossovers at the moment. They came with University Sound T-50 horns which can cross at 600Hz. Haven't really tested them yet but they all seem to be working.

I hear they make great guitar speakers.

Cheers

GCT

RKLee
04-19-2012, 01:57 PM
I have 4 414-8Bs, and I use them 2 per side, and they are really sweet sounding even compared to today's modern woofers. I am also using an Altec 806 driver/811 horn and EV T350 super tweeter..

GCT
04-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Hi

So that's PA or home theatre?

Cheers

GCT

Lee in Montreal
04-20-2012, 04:14 AM
Hi

So that's PA or home theatre?

It looks like the 417 could do lower mids in a PA, and the 414 is a home hifi.

GCT
04-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks very much.

Cheers

GC

jbefumo
03-06-2016, 04:11 PM
Just bought a pair of 417As to go in a 2X12 converted Super Reverb. Have 417-8C and 418, but can't turn up any specs on the 417A -- hoping it doesn't turn out to be wildly inapplicable .... any info would be appreciated.

thanks,

Joe