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    I would agree with Widget. If the 846A’s are bone...

    I would agree with Widget. If the 846A’s are bone stock, the 19’s should outperform them by a wide margin.
  2. Thread: Project Widget

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    Widget, absolutely stunning! And, many thanks for...

    Widget, absolutely stunning! And, many thanks for a trip down memory lane. I still remember listening to the previous incarnation at your home in Alameda years ago.

    i very happy to hear you are...
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    It looks like they’re having major tech problems...

    It looks like they’re having major tech problems with the website. The drivers don’t show up for me either.
    I would suggest you give Them a call, ask for Bill.
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    I can’t give you an answer across the board. But,...

    I can’t give you an answer across the board. But, I will say that I got a pair of 902’s from them and they got attached to my 811B in a pair of Valencia’s with fantastic results compared to the OEM...
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    I can confirm 4.125” diameter by 8.25” long on my...

    I can confirm 4.125” diameter by 8.25” long on my OEM pair.
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    1. I’m not familiar with them. 2. With the...

    1. I’m not familiar with them.
    2. With the latest GPA driver, I have no problem using the 811.
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    If you’re looking for Altec 414 T/S parameters, I...

    If you’re looking for Altec 414 T/S parameters, I never had any luck getting them. Maybe Earl has?
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    Yes, ultimately my Carmel’s dimensions were a...

    Yes, ultimately my Carmel’s dimensions were a PITA, which was the driving factor in stripping out the components for re-use.

    I’ve always thought the Malibu was far more elegant and very...
  9. Thread: Rick Cobb

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    Rick Cobb

    Need to get surrounds for some 2235’s. Anyone know what name Rick trades as on EBay?
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    My Carmel’s 811B’s were offset much the same as...

    My Carmel’s 811B’s were offset much the same as the Malibu’s as well, only the system was horizontally oriented. I really liked the double 414’s, I later put mine in vertical, ported woofer only...
  11. Thread: Jbl l100 classic

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    I wonder if Bo has a pair on order?:D:D;)

    I wonder if Bo has a pair on order?:D:D;)
  12. Phil, if you like Dylan, Blonde on Blonde on SACD...

    Phil, if you like Dylan, Blonde on Blonde on SACD is quite remarkable. Enjoy your new set up!
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    Thanks Earl. FWIW, they are sitting on top of my...

    Thanks Earl. FWIW, they are sitting on top of my newly (this year) adopted and reconditioned Valencia’s. I’m totally loving them!
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    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/blob:http:/...

    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/blob:http://www.audioheritage.org/b5554be4-4dd5-4de3-8326-46d3f55adbedEarl, after all these years, I still can’t seem to figure out how to attach pics! PM me...
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    I guess you liked them so much, they’re on...

    I guess you liked them so much, they’re on eBay!:bouncy:
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    I had a pair of circa 1965 Carmel many years ago...

    I had a pair of circa 1965 Carmel many years ago that got parted out. I still have the little conductor badges that were attached to the grille cloth. They are simple gold coloured thin stampings of...
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    ^Good to hear things are improving. Bear in mind...

    ^Good to hear things are improving. Bear in mind that with extended and better all around MF and HF performance, the room particularly feflective side walls, can have a major influence. I actually...
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    Maybe you have a radio amateur (ham) nearby? They...

    Maybe you have a radio amateur (ham) nearby? They might be able to sweep them with an AF oscillator in order to properly align them.
    NB: With the appropriate hearing protection.
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    I recently replaced the 806A with GPA 902 in a...

    I recently replaced the 806A with GPA 902 in a pair of Altec Valencia’s (846B). The GPA drivers are nothing short of amazing. They have extended highs that are clearly audible and measurable. Well...
  20. Thread: Urei 809a

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    That ought to be a bad-ass combo, Heather!...

    That ought to be a bad-ass combo, Heather! Probably would work well with your Altecs too.
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    I second GPA. My new 902’s from them are nothing...

    I second GPA. My new 902’s from them are nothing short of amazing to listen to. Very nice build quality and very reasonable pricing especially given they are made in North America.
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    Your efforts will be in vain if you don’t biamp....

    Your efforts will be in vain if you don’t biamp. Speaking from experience here for many years. Biamping will unlock the true potential of these monsters.
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    Yes, the 806’s with their famous “banana response...

    Yes, the 806’s with their famous “banana response curve” have a wonderful full, warm sound to them. But even as I get older, I still miss the highs. Maybe it’s due to many years spent listening to my...
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    Thanks Earl. I did find that one on line, but...

    Thanks Earl. I did find that one on line, but wasn’t sure if it was the same as the 8K version.
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    Altec Crossover Question

    Can someone post the schematic of an N800-8K crossover for the 846B version of the Valencia? I’m replacing my 806A’s with new GPA 902’s and I want make sure I get the polarity correct.

    I’ve been...
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