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

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

ALTEC - THIS IS NO COMPACT!

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

1944 Altec - THE DUPLEX SPEAKER - FIRST TIME IN HISTORY!




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

THE BIG BIG LOUDSPEAKERS Article 1961

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 http://itishifi.blogspot.com

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 http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Friday, August 19, 2011

Swing In High Stereo

I love these old LP covers featuring for no apparent reason hifi gear. Can't say I'm familiar with Ted Heath but I'd buy it for the 604's on the cover. I'm really craving some 604's...hint hint... :)

Kierulff Audio Workshop LA

The glory days of real Audio Shops. Kierulff in LA must have been an amazing experience. Gotta get that time machine and stuff my pockets with cash.....



This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Friday, June 3, 2011

Altec Big Bertha

Thanks Tom and Ivan. This is a real beasty. I lost count of the number of multicells. Could that possibly sound good?



This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Altec 604 Ad

I wonder if they had any clue that the 604 would be in production for so long or live on after the demise of the company. I'd really like to try one of these speakers. Perhaps the mail man will deliver one some day. Is there a preference over the different models? How does the GPA stack up to the originals? If anyone has a 604 taking up too much space just pop it in the mail to me lol.