Showing posts with label Altec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Altec. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Altec Lansing 605B Rebuild In Progress

A new friend on the Klipsch Forums traded me a Altec 605B for a clean Bogen DB20. I've alwasy wanted a classic Altec Coax.

Here is the driver that arrived in the mail.
 The paper was not in good shape and definately rotted.  The high frequency driver wasn't working but I managed to fix one of the diaphragm leads. Now some cleaning and a recone kit. How often do these drivers need to be remagnetized??? Really excited about these.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

1952 1953 Sun Radio

A glimpse into the glory days of Hi-Fi. I can only imagine what their showroom must have been like. They are all here from Quad to Stephens. I could order from this catalog and be happy today. Now I need to find some pictures of their showroom... 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Altec VOTT Advert

The Voice Of The Theater... Wish I had a better scan but oh well still realy cool..

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

1947 Altec A323-B Amplifier

Early Altec  integrated amplifier.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Altec Voice Of The Theater Ad

Really vintage Voice Of The Theatre ad. Could this be a foreign advert since they spelled Theatre re?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1952 Altec 620A and 820A Corner Speaker

A beautiful corner cabinet from Altec. I need more corners.... And I can't tell the difference between 620a and 820a.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Altec 3000A Tweeter

Early Altec multi cell tweeter the 3000A. It is in the bat slaying territory at 22000hz. This was also used as tweeter in early multi cells.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


This ad is great and as a member of the coalition against small speakers I approve.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ton And A AQuarter Of Sound - Audio 1964

This system looks like many modern DIY efforts but this one is made of concrete. How the hell do you move this? Position for sweet spot? Woah... Still really nice article from Audio one of my favorites. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Very early Altec duplex speaker ad. Not sure of the first time in history claim but certainly one of the first.
604 = 60 40 coverage.... I am so slow....

Monday, September 16, 2013

1963 US Army Training Film Amplifier Theory

These videos were posted over at the asylum by Samra. The animations are great.

If you search youtube for Navy or military electronics training videos the selection is pretty good. The basic info is still the same.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Finally an article written for me but back in 1961. 
How do they sound? What do they cost? And do you really need them? YES!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Altec And The Cinema 150

This took me back a ways. This section of an Altec ad features a Cinema 150 in the background. Now Cinema 150 was the big screen back before IMAX. For some reason we had one in Little Rock. I saw all the big movies there and some reissues. I seem to remember a few of us watching a special showing of Fantasia but for some reason we slid out of our seats and watched it from the floor right in front of the screen... Not sure what could have made us like jello but it was quite a night. I think we went to see it a few times.

I found this information on the net about the 150.

The former UA Cinema 150 opened with an enormous dome roof and a 120 degree curved screen. In addition to standard 35mm, the theater also showed 70mm and D-150 formats. When this happened, a large BLUE curvulon is used.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Altec VOTH Car Stereo

Hell yes! This is my idea of a car stereo but you definitely have to beef up that suspension system.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Monday, November 7, 2011

Altec High Fidelity Home Music Systems

Altec Lansing in the home brochure. There are several speakers here I have been drooling over for years.

I know the 50's and 60's weren't perfect but I love girls in dresses....Sigh......

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi