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    Altec "stonehead" DIY project

    Hi, this is my father's Altec Stonehead DIY project.
    He is 50+, and a litlle crazy in the head (I thought for a long time).
    We experimented with differend drivers and crossovers for nearly a jear, build a pair of nice cabinets, and so here we are. The top is made of Belgium Granite.
    For LF we use the Altec 416-8b, for mid Altec 808-8b with Stereo-lab 500Hz horns, and for HF the JBL 075 ring radiator. They sound pretty good.

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    crazy

    you may well be right about him being crazy- most people have the roof outside the house. Looks like a super job on the speakers though

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    nice work there Dirk...looks like a fun place

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    Do they sound good as they look ?
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    the sound

    Hi, thanks for your reaction.

    -macaroonie you may well be right about him being crazy- most people have the roof outside the house.

    it was my grandfather who build that roof in our basement, he was a bit like my father.

    -SEAWOLF97Do they sound good as they look ?

    Yes they do. Fisrt there was a sort of Altec/JBL competision in our house. I have a pair of JBL L220, and my father is a "Altec man". Until 6 months ago my JBL's were the best sounding speakers in the house. Then one day my father bought a pair 416-8b LF speakers and I changed/upgraded his crossovers. Now the sound is warm and open, the 808 drivers sound realy well.

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    You know me, Al, I like folk art, and that's some of it right there.

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    Dirk,

    Nice setup. Could you post another picture showing the Stereo Lab horn and how it is mounted to the granite slate? Is it a 1" throat horn? What is your impression of it?

    Thanks,
    T.

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    Hi Mr T. here are the pics you asked for. The driver is a Altec 808-8b 1'' driver with aluminium diagram.

    Dirk

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    Very nice work. nothin crazy about those units. Bet they sound Sweet! Thanks for sharing...

    Two Time "Kidney Transplant Recipient"

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