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Stalking an Altec Duplex tonight, I need some background and comparison info.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by pete1729, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. pete1729

    pete1729 Super Member

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    This single speaker has been posted on my local Craigslist for sometime. I flirted with it at $300, but now it's been relisted at $200.

    The cabinet is on legs and is quite handsome. The only Altec badging is on the rear and is a green HF attenuator. There is a switch and another black attenuator on the back too.

    Despite my tweaking, the photo of the front grill reveals only a single largish driver.

    Maybe a 601 or 602, but I'm wishing hard for a 604. Maybe a 414 and a 3000A.

    My plan is to pull the back and check resistance at the voice coils.

    At this price is there anything to definitely avoid?
     

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  2. turnitdown

    turnitdown AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    If it passes the test and it's something you really want - the money is right. Good luck.
     
  3. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    Chicken head and attenuator plate aren't much to go on.
     
  4. elitopus

    elitopus Super Member

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    Can you pop the back off the cab before you buy it? You will then have your answer:)

    604/605 would be nice
     
  5. pete1729

    pete1729 Super Member

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    Ohhh... yeah.
     

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  6. pete1729

    pete1729 Super Member

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    I went there with a screwdriver. I got the back off just long enough to see that big old green driver. Sold.
     
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  7. Xtinc

    Xtinc Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Hope all is working well with the drivers. Curious about the toggle switch and extra attenuator. Please post a pic of the cabinet.
     
  8. elitopus

    elitopus Super Member

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    There ya go. Nice find! :thumbsup:
     

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