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Tuner to match Altec 345a amp/445a preamp

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by Greg Nal, May 29, 2018.

  1. Greg Nal

    Greg Nal AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looking for the trifecta here. I've managed to corral the amp and preamp. What suggestions do you have for an Altec tuner (if any) to go with these beauties? Stereo preferable but if MPX out available I have MPX adapters. Expect it to be somewhat unobtanium but so were the other two. I'm feeling lucky!
     

     

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    Spoinker New Member

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    Jan. 1959 High Fidelity Magazine (page 21) advertisement announced Altec's 307A FM Tuner: "Altec's new 307A FM Tuner is logically modern...has a stereo output for the soon available multiplexing." Price was $96 (walnut, blond, or mahogany cabinet was listed at $19.95). I'm not an expert but judging from the date of manufacture and the front styling, I'd guess that this is the model that was meant to complement the 345A and 445A.
     
  4. Greg Nal

    Greg Nal AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I was able to score a 1959 Altec 306a tuner tonight, its mono, couldn't tell if there is a mpx out. Got it with an Altec 339 BC 10 W mono integrated amp, both in really nice shape with wood cases. Not cheap but definitely a rarity. If I can get it to go stereo, I'll have it go both ways with the 345a/445a. Schwing!

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    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Wow! Congrats, Greg! You have a real knack for finding cool things.
     

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