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    Re: Big old horns!

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    I wonder how those A7 speakers would sound now in a home since they were never designed for home use? Altec has a bunch of cool vintage home speakers that are horn based and some of them command good money.
    Mark.......I also owned a pair of Altec Valencia speakers for years. I drove them with a McIntosh MA230 integrated amplifier, solid state preamp and 30 watts per channel tube power amp and a single chassis. The Valencia's had the same 15' woofers, plus the same horn and compression drivers as the Voice of the Theater but were easier to blend into home decor.


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    Re: Big old horns!

    Quote Originally Posted by rrwmd View Post
    Damn, Dan. Those look like some kind of commercial HVAC units. Bet they could move some air!
    Rance.......The A7's were huge and ugly but the could fill a room with sound that seemed like a live performance. The old Victorian house in San Francisco that I shared with a friend had 10' ceilings, and the room where the speakers were set up was 16' x 25'. The Altecs managed to work well in that room. They were efficient at 102 dB with 1 watt measured at 6 feet. The McIntosh MC30 mono tube amps never broke a sweat. These speakers could rattle the windows and the floor. The house always had people coming over and the music never stopped playing.
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    STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell Never Connected PSU, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario

    LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205 Signal Sleuth, Sonos Connect, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Furutech Flux 50, Stillpoints, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113

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