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    Altec 416-8B - suitable for horn loading?

    Just realized I have one of these drivers that I was given some years back, and wonder if I might look for a mate to use in my C40 horns. I would have to switch to active bi-amping but it might be an interesting thing to try.

    Also, any thoughts on preference between 816-8B and 8C in terms of sonic quality?

    I did a forum search but it seems the engine doesn't recognize 816-8B as a term and a search yields no results.
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    The 416 was used in the A7 type theater speaker, so it should work. I think the 8b version may use the 16 inch frame so it may not fit. Give it a try. If it fits it should work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Kreamer View Post
    The 416 was used in the A7 type theater speaker, so it should work. I think the 8b version may use the 16 inch frame so it may not fit. Give it a try. If it fits it should work well.
    Thanks for the reply!

    I have a single 8B and I also have a single 8C. I'd need to find a mate for either one to try this out as it seems they are a bit different spec from each other to use in a stereo system.

    The A7 is not known for having much in the way of bottom end, but I think the C40 is a longer tapered horn than the A7 box, so perhaps would elicit more deep bass?

    I guess you're suggesting that the bolt holes might not line up because of the frame size?
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    Might want to verify the required size hole for potential drivers, let alone bolt holes (which would be easier to drill/hide)... could be a clearance issue with the larger frame.

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    Harkness,

    Both the 416-8b and 8c used the 16 inch frame, so they may not physically fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Kreamer View Post
    Harkness,

    Both the 416-8b and 8c used the 16 inch frame, so they may not physically fit.
    Thanks for the heads up, I do not want to make any modifications to my C40 baffle board, so that might eliminate these.
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