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    Just curious what is the price range of a 075,...

    Just curious what is the price range of a 075, 076, & 077?

    I have a pair of old EV T350s. I bought them back in 1975 because they were cheaper than the JBL 077s. I believe the 077s cost $150 each...
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    That is how my current 811/806 is mounted. If I...

    That is how my current 811/806 is mounted. If I am going to add more sound dampening compound to the 811 horn, I will have to build a little shelf to support the 806 driver in the rear. Right now,...
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    Does mounting the entire horn into an enclosure...

    Does mounting the entire horn into an enclosure lessen the ringing?
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    OK, let me take a stub at this

    I am not an expert at this Altec stuff by no means. The diaphragm in the Altec small format drivers are easily removed and replaced. You just have to have a screw driver and be very careful not to...
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    I have 4 414-8Bs, and I use them 2 per side, and...

    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..
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    Here is a suggestion, have you thought about...

    Here is a suggestion, have you thought about biamp/triamping using an active/electronic crossover? You can effectively double wattage rating of the total amps. You bass will become much clearer...
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    It is no small wonder that Harmon moved...

    It is no small wonder that Harmon moved manufacturing out of Northridge, what you are seeing the political reality of the hostility of the Calif govt toward any type of manufacturing. All the .GOV...
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    I am not all that familiar with EV equipment,...

    I am not all that familiar with EV equipment, especially their mid-range horns and drivers, even thought I have an alnico EV T350 tweeter. From what I understand the EV mid-range tweeters have a pipe...
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    Thanks for posting. I no idea how complicated...

    Thanks for posting. I no idea how complicated horn theory/design was. Unfortunately I am not an engineer or mathematician, so have to struggle with the math, just like in the college dazes(days).
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    Most of this stuff reminds me of the DJ sound at...

    Most of this stuff reminds me of the DJ sound at the local discos. I don't what it is but it sure doesn't sound right to my ears, but it is very loud. Maybe it is just my aging ears.
  11. I think that would be consistent with the article...

    I think that would be consistent with the article from Dec 1958 Audio -- High Fidelity article by George Auspruger on page 12 of the above link, because the 075 driver can reach down to 2500Hz, the...
  12. Thanks for the link, being relative newbie at...

    Thanks for the link, being relative newbie at this hifi stuff, the link is very interesting. I like the Popular Electronics story by George Ausburger, very interesting how the 075 family of ring...
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    Good find. I am glad that you save some of them....

    Good find. I am glad that you save some of them. Unfortunately the cabs are toast. Some people don't know what they have.
  14. Review of vintage stereo components, mostly from the early 1960's to 1970s

    "A review of vintage stereo components, mostly made in America from the early 1960's to the 1970's. Many quality component systems were made in American during that era, and many of them still offer...
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    Wow, what a beautiful set of speakers. The...

    Wow, what a beautiful set of speakers.

    The records of JBL speakers were produced were lost in the Northridge Earthquake. From what I read these high-end speakers were built to compete against the...
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    I bet the drivers are made in China.

    I bet the drivers are made in China.
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    That is absolutely true. Many people in Calif...

    That is absolutely true. Many people in Calif have a big disdain for big business. The Calif govt have raised the cost of doing business in Calif to point where it can't be sustained.

    Case in...
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    In the days of yore, JBL would probably fix it...

    In the days of yore, JBL would probably fix it for free; today with all of the emphasizes on quarter-to-quarter profits, probably not. Beside most JBL electronics is made in China, they probably...
  19. Let me put in my 2¢ in. That 32 horn looks like...

    Let me put in my 2¢ in. That 32 horn looks like the standard JBL 3-bolt pattern. I wonder if JBL drivers would fit? Also a suggestion, I don't know it it would work or not, but it could be worth a...
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    I built my Altecs using this guide from Altec. If...

    I built my Altecs using this guide from Altec. If you are building a loudspeaker enclosure, this is a must read:

    Altec-Lansing "Loudspeakers: Their Design & Use...
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    Lencoloony: Well, I think it looks kind of nasty,...

    Lencoloony: Well, I think it looks kind of nasty, but does having a good dust cap really affect the sound that much?

    Personally, I would think it would be inconsequential to the sound. Personally...
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    I checked out both of the web sites. And if you...

    I checked out both of the web sites. And if you notice the foilcal on each of the respective drivers, the font is nearly the same, also the Iconic website looks similar to the old GPA website before...
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    Lencoloony: Welcome. I wonder if you use some...

    Lencoloony: Welcome.

    I wonder if you use some double-sided sticky tape of some kind on the end of stick etc, and try to pull that dent out?
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    The man that own GPA(Great Plains Audio) was a...

    The man that own GPA(Great Plains Audio) was a former Altec engineer. He bought the production equipment from the old Altec company. His equipment is about as close to real Altec as you will ever get.
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    I did the same. Plug the output of the turntable...

    I did the same. Plug the output of the turntable into the pre-amp and the output of the pre-amp into the mini-pin jack on the computer. You will need a phono-plug to stereo mini-plug cable. They are...
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