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    Altec 416 B , best enclosure .

    Hello ,

    I need information about what enclosure sounds best with the 416 8B Altec Woofer . As far im considering these options .

    * 825B Too big . WAF impossible .
    * 816A smaller , i dont really understand the benefits of the woofer horn .
    * 612C smaller , same as Iconic . Could be , unless 816A is superior .

    Any other would be appreciated .

    Please opinions .

    Joaquín .

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    You might want to explore a box similar to the Altec Model 19 which I beleive used the 416 woofers; it is a large vented (ported) enclosure. Obviously, the correct tuned big box will allow the driver to go low and produce the best overall response.

    I believe the 816 horn loaded box was not used with the 416s, but I could be wrong. Bass horns increase efficiency but were primarily for sound reinforcement not Hi-Fi.

    Search here for specs on Model 19 boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbartsch View Post
    You might want to explore a box similar to the Altec Model 19 which I beleive used the 416 woofers; it is a large vented (ported) enclosure. Obviously, the correct tuned big box will allow the driver to go low and produce the best overall response.

    I believe the 816 horn loaded box was not used with the 416s, but I could be wrong. Bass horns increase efficiency but were primarily for sound reinforcement not Hi-Fi.

    Search here for specs on Model 19 boxes.
    I have 416-8Bs in 620A boxes and they are outstanding as bass (not subs) speakers in my three way system.

    Bob W

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    416 box

    Altec 1234 box works well.

    Cyclotronguy

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