Heathkit speakers

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by chameloman72, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. chameloman72

    chameloman72 Active Member

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    I have first dibs on these! The guy says they're Heathkit speakers with Altec drivers!!:banana: He said there is no model number on them though? Any of you fellas know what might be in there??:scratch2:
     

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  2. cubby01

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    I believe Altec made several drivers for Heath or badged as Heath, so could be a number.

    They look like a nice sounding speaker is certainly a possibility.
     
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  3. willhowl

    willhowl Well-Known Member

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    Heathkit....Hmmmmmm(could be Yummmmmm)

    Howdy, chameloman.....I don't have direct experience, BUT.....

    Heathkit stuff is good quality..........It can depend upon user asssembly skills, but I'll bet the innards are good stuff....

    If the price is right, I would say.......JUMP!!!!.....willhowl:yes:
     
  4. hardrock94

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    Those vary will could have altecs in them,interesting... HMMM.. There nice looking..

    I know heathkit as-101 is a look a like Altec Valencia Speakers.
     
  5. bowtie427ss

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    Look like AS-183's except i've never seen that style grill. If they're AS-183's, they have a crappy Utah coaxial in them and are worth little more than the value of the cabinets IMO.
     
  6. billyunderhi

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    Not familair with that style but - Heath-Kit, emphasis on Kit could have homemade cabinets and the drivers might have been bought for the size of cabinet.

    Heathkit AS-101 have Altec drivers that are same as Valencia...

    Look before leaping
     

     

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  7. GordonW

    GordonW Speakerfixer Subscriber

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    Wrong shape for an AS101 (the AS101 is shorter and fatter, almost square on the front).

    Regards,
    Gordon.
     
  8. Sam Cogley

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    Heathkit's speakers weren't as much of a "kit" as most of their products. The cabinets were pre-fabricated, and I think the crossovers might have been pre-built.
     
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    sanford12 Old Stuff New Stuff As long as it's Good Stuff Subscriber

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    I bought a pair at an estate sale and they had altec's in them. Don't remember the models right now but big metal horns and a big cast frame woofer. All painted green.
     
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    FWIW (i.e., for reference):
    [​IMG]Scan0030 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The cabinet in the first post is not familiar to me; I'll peruse ol' Heathkit catalogs anon if I get a chance. I wonder if it's a Heathkit cabinet?
     
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  12. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    I am aware of three Heath models that used Altec drivers, there may have been others. But in nearly 50 years of speakers, i know of only the HH-1-C Legato, AS-21 Legato jr(altec carmel brother), and the AS-101 (altec valencia brother) using Altec components.
     
  13. BillWojo

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    Yea, not AS101's for sure. Looking at the grill cloth I kinda see a big woofer but no horns. If indeed Altec based, maybe 604's?
    Keep us posted, could be interesting.

    BillWojo
     
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    The first post is really old. The post today says the speakers have big horns and cast frame woofers.

    Post some pics. Probably AS-101
     
  16. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    Problem is he says the components were green.

    The only one with Altec green components were the AS-21's

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    AS-101 components were painted this wierd shade of gray that has just a hint of green to it:

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    And the Legato used components painted a darker sort of charcoal gray:

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  17. elitopus

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    Right on bowtie. And he said they have "A" woofer. So that leaves only the AS101.

    Guess we will have to wait for some pics
     
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    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    The original post was from 2011 - and we never heard what they actually were ...
    lets presume ALTEC - I like being an optimist!
     
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