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RacerXtreme
11-01-2005, 02:48 PM
Anyone ever see or hear an Altec 210 style cabinet with not 2, but 3
515's in it? It was used in an A1 system in the early days......and later
switched to three 210's. Just wondered how rare they are and if any have survived.

c-ya

Guy

RacerXtreme
11-03-2005, 01:48 PM
http://www.voiceofthetheatre.com/images/vottcatt1945.7.jpg

Cyclotronguy
11-03-2005, 04:12 PM
There is one of these sitting in a theater supply in Richmond CA, which I have never heard. One section of the warehouse is a museum with a small operating theater. Projection is via Vita-vox dynamoter powered carbon arc with synchronized wax disk for the sound. Alas never heard or seen it all working... bet it's pretty interesting. Will dig around for a contact and post here.


cyclotronguy

RacerXtreme
11-03-2005, 06:35 PM
Very cool...........thanks. Let me know.

Pretty massive speaker eh?

c-ya


Guy

Cyclotronguy
11-04-2005, 09:25 AM
Considering that the little room it's in only seats about 25 people, and no one sits more than 20 feet away..... yes!

Cyclotronguy
11-04-2005, 12:20 PM
Found a phone number for the fellow, whom I believe has these. His name is Paul phone# 510 232 0217. Early am (west coast) best@ 7:30 -8 am.

Cyclotronguy

RacerXtreme
11-05-2005, 05:19 PM
http://www.mypages.iparenting.com/webs/racerxtreme/AoneX.jpg

Now that's huge........ Wonder how tall it was with the bottom wing bolted on ?

RacerXtreme
11-05-2005, 06:14 PM
If those side wings are the same as the ones in my garage, they're 2 feet wide. The bottom wing looks to be at least double that - probably 4 feet. The cabinets are 7' tall + 4' for the bottom wing, + another couple of feet for the horn = approx. 13' from the floor to the top of the horn.

Wonder if it's heavy....

RacerXtreme
11-07-2005, 04:02 PM
The cabinets were called the 310. Two 310's bolted together = a 610.

1 foot taller than a 210 (8 feet tall).

46" deep - as compared to 39" for a 210.

First offered for sale in 1945. Production ceased in June of 1948.

Info courtesy of Scott @ voiceofthetheater.com


Talked to Paul in California, and as far as he knew, the cabinet he saw 20 or 30 years ago just rotted away outdoors and was thrown away.

Bummer.................. I wish it was in my garage.

Wonder if there are any left?