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    Big old horns!




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    Re: Big old horns!

    Love those old school far-field theater large format systems. The beautiful JBL Paragon always seemed more to my living room size.

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    Re: Big old horns!

    Big Old Horns produce a Big Old Sound which can not be replicated with modern speakers.

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    Love some big horns!
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    Re: Big old horns!

    Back in 1968 I owned a pair of Altec A7 speakers. I drove them with a pair of McIntosh MC30 mono tube power amplifiers, a Dynaco PAS3 preamplifier, and a Dual 1019 turntable with a Shure V15 type II moving magnet cartridge. Those speakers rocked that old Victorian house in San Francisco.
    Those were the days, at least the one's I can remember. .


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    Re: Big old horns!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    Back in 1968 I owned a pair of Altec A7 speakers. I drove them with a pair of McIntosh MC30 mono tube power amplifiers, a Dynaco PAS3 preamplifier, and a Dual 1019 turntable with a Shure V15 type II moving magnet cartridge. Those speakers rocked that old Victorian house in San Francisco.
    Those were the days, at least the one's I can remember. .


    Dan, you’re dating yourself.


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    Re: Big old horns!

    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.
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    Re: Big old horns!

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    $14,000 in today's Dollars for the VOT speaker .....

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    Re: Big old horns!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    Back in 1968 I owned a pair of Altec A7 speakers. I drove them with a pair of McIntosh MC30 mono tube power amplifiers, a Dynaco PAS3 preamplifier, and a Dual 1019 turntable with a Shure V15 type II moving magnet cartridge. Those speakers rocked that old Victorian house in San Francisco.
    Those were the days, at least the one's I can remember. .


    Damn, Dan. Those look like some kind of commercial HVAC units. Bet they could move some air!
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    Re: Big old horns!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Dan, you’re dating yourself.
    Mike.......Don't I know it. I have had a good long run with high-end audio. Never a dull moment.
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