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    Cool Is the Stonehenge III any good?

    Hi All, I am a newbie here.....I have an opportunity to acquire a prestine pair of Stonehenge III from a friend . Am curious, how good it is compared to modern speakers?

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    Stonie 3s

    Stonie IIIs were one of the best Altec systems ever made.

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    Thanks for your reply Robert. Just curious, how much would you pay for a pair in good condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHB View Post
    Hi All, I am a newbie here.....I have an opportunity to acquire a prestine pair of Stonehenge III from a friend . Am curious, how good it is compared to modern speakers?
    The one time I heard Stonehenges, and this was many years ago, I was stunned by how they threw the performers out of the speakers and into the middle of the room - not quite in the way that the Altec 19s do, but still impressive.

    You won't get *that* from some Bose cubes.

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    Dear Bakes,

    Thanks for your feedback. Thinking of pulling the trigger on a pair.....

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    The drivers are a single du-plex 15" with a HF compression driver and they are VERY efficient.

    These drivers were the industry standard in movie theaters and recording studios for around fifty years - ending around the early 80s or so!

    Anyway, a pristine pair is probably worth 600 - 1000, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHB View Post
    Dear Bakes,

    Thanks for your feedback. Thinking of pulling the trigger on a pair.....
    Just an FYI -
    You can pictures and specs in the Lansing Heritage library at -
    http://lansingheritage.org/images/al...ome/page06.jpg
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    You won;t find these often on Fleabay but the 15" Altec du-plex drivers from old movie houses and recording studios are fairly common.

    The old du=plex 604 drivers typically sell for over 1000 a pair.

    Great Plains Audio can re-build the units, if necessary

    These are so efficient, an 80 watt amp will raise the roof in a home setting.

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    ...make sure the 15" drivers are the real deal and that someone did not rape the cabs and replace them with a garbage non-Altec driver.

    Look on Fleabay to see what an Altec 604 duplex drivers looks like BEFORE you buy or better yet listen, if possible....

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbartsch View Post
    Stonie IIIs were one of the best Altec systems ever made.
    How does that answer his question?

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    Guys, thanks for all your feedback. Everything looks original. Its going for USD1800 per pair. What do you think?

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    Here's a rough pair.......

    Quote Originally Posted by CHB View Post
    Guys, thanks for all your feedback. Everything looks original. Its going for USD1800 per pair. What do you think?
    that didn't make the reserve price and cost $500 to ship.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Altec-Mdl-3577A-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLRaiser View Post
    that didn't make the reserve price and cost $500 to ship.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Altec-Mdl-3577A-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Huh? The cabinets are in deplorable condition..... USD710 is more than fair. Buyer still needs to pay for shipping....

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    Just incase you are going to buy a pair of these, be aware that they lack low freq. bass. Those cabinets are less than ideal for the 604-8G woofers. It was designed to look good, not sound great.

    Major mistake by Altec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHB View Post
    Hi All, I am a newbie here.....I have an opportunity to acquire a prestine pair of Stonehenge III from a friend . Am curious, how good it is compared to modern speakers?
    Well put it this way they would get spanked everytime

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