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    I can think of a couple reasons.How big is the...

    I can think of a couple reasons.How big is the room? How loud do you want to play? Also consider that a 15 " speaker has about 130 square inches of radiating area, vs. 50 for a 10. So a 15 only has...
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    Steve, you asked if I a full range speaker...

    Steve,
    you asked if I a full range speaker sitting on top of my Vlf. Yes. My main speakers are 4410's

    Ed
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    Drews Clues

    Hi Steve,

    You might find interesting, Drews Clues in the perspectives of the JBL library. Drew Daniels, AKA the ancient audiophile. built a whiz bang holy mackrel system out of JBL components....
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    You may very well be right about the year of production. I admit that my knowledge is anecdotal. Were the black 416's that you had, built on the 16 inch frame or the older 15 inch frame. Altec would...
  5. Hello Ralfoto, By observation I can tell you...

    Hello Ralfoto,
    By observation I can tell you that these are not factory boxes. They look like custom made boxe ,and the baffle looks stepped. Also the crossovers are not Altec crossovers. This may...
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    Greetings from Hood Canal Wa, Regarding the...

    Greetings from Hood Canal Wa,

    Regarding the XPL 200 I'd leave them alone. Do not change anything. They are Audio Classics.You might be interested in knowing that the Website Audiophile Nirvana...
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    Hi Mike , If you decide to take apart your 035's...

    Hi Mike , If you decide to take apart your 035's be really careful, and I mean REALLY CAREFUL!! I've wrecked a couple of 035's using just a little too much force.

    Regarding Simply Speakers, they...
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    I too would like to hear them. my 4410's would...

    I too would like to hear them. my 4410's would probably sound very subdued compared to them.

    Well as Grumpy says;

    ".....stuff sells or it doesn't." But then, so does limburger.
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    Indeed, so it has. If it sells it sells.

    Indeed, so it has. If it sells it sells.
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    Colleagues: Fascinating discussion and...

    Colleagues:

    Fascinating discussion and somewhat revealing.

    1 regarding the article on Dr. Toole by Jim Austin; that he (Austin) protests too much methinks. I'm not quite certain what he is...
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    Greetings from Hood Canal, The Magnificent was...

    Greetings from Hood Canal,

    The Magnificent was merely an A-7 turned upside down with the 511 occupying the port space, and then all dressed up to stay at home. So if you really want to build one...
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    Greetings from Hood Canal

    Are you playing bass or guitar? If your playing bass, my thoughts are that you are going to be better off with the 421 and I'd use two of them rather than 1. If you have...
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    Thanks Rob, I had read it before, but it was...

    Thanks Rob,

    I had read it before, but it was good to read it again. I'll bet that if we were to sit a spell with him and over a couple of beers, Mr. Timbers would have some fascinating tales to...
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    WOW! I've never heard one of those things, but...

    WOW!

    I've never heard one of those things, but they certainly are impressive looking.
    My father, may he rest. used to have a saying; I wish I had that and I had a better one.
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    The 843 was the acoustic twin of the 9844...

    The 843 was the acoustic twin of the 9844 Monitor. I actually preferred it to the 9845, the 9844 had better bass. But then I'm just a poor dumb trombone player.

    Info can be found in the Altec...
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    Thank you for the tour! Ill bet you are able to...

    Thank you for the tour! Ill bet you are able to tell many fascinating stories. Thanks again.

    Ed
  17. Hello Horacio, First a question; Why do you...

    Hello Horacio,

    First a question; Why do you want to change crossovers? Ok the Great Plains crossover is probably not going to work very well because it has been designed for different drivers...
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    Hi Mark' You're probably on your own. I know...

    Hi Mark'

    You're probably on your own. I know of no one who makes replacements or anything close. Do some digging here, and an internet search to see what others have done. Good luck and happy...
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    It's been a long time since I've heard the 4315's...

    It's been a long time since I've heard the 4315's but since then I've always wanted them. The 4315"s are museum pieces and will only gain in value. I'd go for them after a careful and complete...
  20. Damn!! If this was January I'd be in Phoenix!...

    Damn!! If this was January I'd be in Phoenix! Well acually Sun City.
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    Hi Greek, I'd raise it until the center of the...

    Hi Greek, I'd raise it until the center of the horn is about 35 to 37 inches from the floor. So maybe build a plinth if 10 to 12 inches. If there are decor and WAF considerations I truly understand....
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    Greetings Greek from Hood Canal I.m curious if...

    Greetings Greek from Hood Canal
    I.m curious if you raised your Altecs and your impression of them at a new listening height.

    Ed
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    Anytime you raise a speaker from the floor, your...

    Anytime you raise a speaker from the floor, your going to change the bass characteristics. This may not be a bad thing. The best thing is to get the horn to at least ear level. There is a lot of...
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    Amazing how little power it takes to get them...

    Amazing how little power it takes to get them running isn't it. Many moons ago,I built some Altecs very similar to yours, except I used the 411 LF. I received a lot of Noisy Neighbor complaints.
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    Colleagues; I wish to thank all those who...

    Colleagues;

    I wish to thank all those who contributed to this thread, the forum is not dead, but like all things it has changed somewhat. How many of us here can remember going to one anothers...
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