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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Thursday, October 18, 2018

High Fidelity Loudspeaker OF Unique Design

John Hilliard describes the introduction of the Altec Duplex speaker which will become the legendary 604. This however is the Altec 603.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

1947 Altec A323-B Amplifier

Early Altec  integrated amplifier.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Early Ampex Corporation Theater Sound Systems

Check out these superb theater systems from Ampex. Likely licensed from Lansing or Western Electric. It is systems like these that make me wish I had a warehouse big enough to recreate these beasties. Just my opinion but if you want big real sound try big real speakers. Sorry starting to rant and drool....

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Altec Lansing News

This is a really cool early Altec Lansing ad. I wish I could still receive the color brochure.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Altec 400B Dia-cone 8" Speaker

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hilliard Home In Wall Speaker System

I am looking for more information on the Hilliard home hifi system. If anyone has better pics or information please let me know.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Altec Lansing Corporation

If I had a time machine.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Altec Lansing Duplex Speaker

I actually found one of these cabinets in an antique store last year. It had been gutted and turned into shelves with a little light shining from the top. Very poor shelves. I asked the owner of the store about the guts and he commented that he tossed all that old stuff into the dumpster. I was too late. It was all I could do to just walk out without being a smartass.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lansing Iconic 1942 Ad

Yup another speaker on my list I'd love to find someday. The early Lansing speakers are amazing and the Iconic is aptly named.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Altec Lansing 820

Another speaker on my drool list the Lansing 820A.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Altec HQ 1959 Style

The Altec HQ in mid century modern style is amazing. As are these scans of some of their brochures showing listening room examples. Very stylish and very cool.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Altec Lansing Model 19 Brochure

I've only heard the Model 19 once but it was a great experience. This is a great two way design. The 811 HF horn is great perhaps one of my favorite vintage horns.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Altec 5 Rules Of Thumb

Perhaps more timely in the 50's. 1 makes sense 2 might be dated unless you are listening to older recordings 3 can help with room issues 4 is more like my 2 and 5 is my number 1 which basically says have as big of a speaker as possible. I'd like to see some of the pioneering audio companies that are still standing to actively tell people what they need to know about hi-fi. Altec of course is out of the game but JBL could step up. The Dope From Hope should be resurrected by Klipsch to teach those selling their speakers so BS could be kept at a minimum.