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    Altec Stonehedge II

    Looking through the library of catalogs here, I don't see much on this (literally!); the text describing this offering in the catelogs is a bit too grainy for me to read.

    Anyway, I ran across some circa 1975 Altec Stonehedge II speakers but the woofers have been raped out and I am now considering options for restoration.

    Does anyone know what model # and the specs of the original 12 inch woofers might have been (freq. responce, sensativity, magnet, etc.)?

    Bill from Great Plains Audio (GPA) did not know much, but he plans to see if he can find some info on them later this week.

    So, if you owned these and intended to use them (e.g., no particular historical value to me personnaly) would you:

    1. Try to find two original woofers of circa 1975,
    2. Replace the LF drivers with new LF drivers from GPA,
    3. Replace the woofers with GPA duplex 12s (212-8A) and use the existing three-way x-over and existing tweeter only,
    4. Other options?

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    Name of Altec speaker models and ancient British stoneworks site is "stonehenge." That spelling may help your search in various places. Of course, the incorrect one may work too, since it is fairly common.

    David

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    Stonies

    OK thanks, I've been there a few years ago. What a tourist trap! They charge admission now ...sorta like the Grand Canyon.

    So if you owned the Stonies, what road would you follow?

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    The only one of the series that would interest me would be the III, since it uses the 604-8G.

    To me, there are some old speakers that are worth the trouble and some that are not. The ones that are have a sound quality that is unique in its way or no longer available at anywhere near the price or are technically interesting in some way. A lot of old speakers, even some of those made by companies who also made very good speakers, are generic efforts, using generic components, at targeting a price point in the market and have no other socially redeeming value, as far as my interests go.

    David

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    Stonehenge II

    Pretty looking ...
    http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...92&postcount=1

    This too ...
    http://www.lansingheritage.org/image...ome/page06.jpg
    stats are here -
    http://www.lansingheritage.org/image...ome/page07.jpg

    Another link thats interesting ...
    http://www.iconicspkrs.com/stonehenge.html

    This might be helpful (I don't know altecs by model numbers)
    http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...1&postcount=15

    Really - there is a TON of info on this site if you just do an Advanced Search ...
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