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    Further Thoughts

    I remember in the early '60's that most people with a Hi-Fi had a largish console stereo made by Magnavox or Sylvania et al and that real hi-fi was confined to high end salons where we would find...
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    Thanks Rusty, Iwould have loved to see the...

    Thanks Rusty,

    Iwould have loved to see the NFS room. I recall seeing speakers like that somewhere else, using vintage Altec drivers. 414's for the bass and an 806 for the horn.
    If my...
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    On with the Show

    Colleagues,

    In a feeble attempt to get this thread back on track , I would offer the following;

    but first I wish to thank the well wishers who said supportive things;

    Thank You

    I have to...
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    1. I have the V8 2. I have never had a Volvo...

    1. I have the V8
    2. I have never had a Volvo motor come apart on me. Not even when I lost my oil cooler hose going over I 70, in Colorado.
    3. I usually play the bass trombone, or the BB flat Tuba....
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    Sitting in an orchestra gives a very different...

    Sitting in an orchestra gives a very different perspective than sitting in the audience. I suppose that being a low brass player, I'm looking for something different than the fiddle players. maybe...
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    Further thoughts on audio shows and a personal note

    I realize that an audio show is like going to a Ferrari show room and wishing you were James Bond. But still a smart Dealer could show that a modest outlay could get you almost as good a sound (or...
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    Pacific NW Audio Fest, A Short Report

    Colleagues,

    Due to my Wife's illness, I was unable to spend much time at the show, but I was favorably impressed with the quality of the various presentations. Almost all were first rate demo's of...
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    NW Audio Show

    Colleagues,

    Germaine to subject matter at hand: The N.W. Audio Show event is scheduled to take place at the Double Tree Inn across the highway from the Sea-Tac airport the 29th through the 31st of...
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    Further thoughts on center channel; I think...

    Further thoughts on center channel;

    I think that a dedicated center channel for music is largely dependent on the recording being played back, and the speakers being used. As I stated earlier I...
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    What kind of music do you listen too, Ian?

    What kind of music do you listen too, Ian?
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    In response to Ian's post; You're right about...

    In response to Ian's post;

    You're right about concert venue. I try to sit 10-12 rows back, as close to the center as I can afford. That way I can hear the orchestra and the hall. Seattle has a...
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    Colleagues Several subjects here; Is home...

    Colleagues

    Several subjects here;

    Is home Hi-Fi dead

    No. Not yet. I do think that It has been in a long torpor, and is just beginning to wake up.

    Muti-channel audio, I think that there...
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    Colleagues, as long as we are talking paint, I have a question or two;

    I have some speakers that could really use a refresh, Le10's Altec 406's and a couple of others. I don't like the shiny stuff...
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    Engineer Kevin Gray in Stereophile

    Colleagues,

    In the May 2022 issue of Stereophile is an article about the Mastering engineer Kevin Gray. What I found particularly note worthy was his take on audiophiles and vinyl. Some will like...
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    HiFi and the real world

    Colleagues;

    1. I wish to thank the Stereophile team for the decent review of a (OMG) JBL speaker

    2.I find Speaker reviews very much of the huh?? category, mostly "It does not Follow" that I...
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    infrasonic filter

    One other thought on vented Altec 411's

    If you decide to use the 411's in a vented box, use a infrasonic filter of some kind. 411's will go subsonic and can be destroyed.

    Ed
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    Greetings Max I own 2 Altec 411-8a's that I...

    Greetings Max

    I own 2 Altec 411-8a's that I use Subs with my JBL 4410's. The 411's were a pretty decent speaker in their time, they came out about the same time as the JBL 136. 4 inch edge wound...
  18. Thread: RIP Seawolf

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    My condolences to his wife and family. Does...

    My condolences to his wife and family.

    Does anyone know if Tom had any kind underlying illness or condition?

    72 is too young.

    Ed
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    Hello Tootem, You might try Great Plains...

    Hello Tootem,

    You might try Great Plains Audio, if Edgewound can't help you. They are doing JBL restoration work along with Altec.

    Good luck on your quest.
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    What the hell is going on down there? Is someone...

    What the hell is going on down there? Is someone attempting to ruin the company?
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    Colleagues; is the 052 subject to the same...

    Colleagues;

    is the 052 subject to the same foam damping problems as the 035?
    May be Steve you are getting the 035 deterioratd foam undamped zinggies.

    Ed
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    A8

    Greetings CAD/Guy from Hood Canal Washington.
    I have heard the A8, but its been a long time. As I recall, the sound was typically Altec, very much along the sound of the 846 Valencia.
    Altec did...
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    Greetings and welcome, Maybe instead of...

    Greetings and welcome,

    Maybe instead of stands, you should use a plinth. That way you would not have to take a saw to a classic.

    Ed
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    Colleagues, Ken does use a "spot" of glue on...

    Colleagues,
    Ken does use a "spot" of glue on the pole piece to hold the foam in place.
    Edge wound does great work, he did some 2214's for me a few years ago. I;m going to attempt doing a...
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    Harkness, Both the 416-8b and 8c used the 16...

    Harkness,

    Both the 416-8b and 8c used the 16 inch frame, so they may not physically fit.
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