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Old 10-22-2009, 01:41 AM
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Altec Lansing A-7 Voice Of The Theatre

Hi all !! first time posting. I would like some advice on these speakers I am thinking of purchasing a pair
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:42 AM
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I Have Them

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Hi all !! first time posting. I would like some advice on these speakers I am thinking of purchasing a pair

in mint condition, there good not fanominal
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:00 AM
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you can do better

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in mint condition, there good not fanominal

with a custom SBS box system with new components TAD loaded, Thrive Powered & processed with SBS S3X xovers to drive the entire system.

The new drivers they offer are not what was in that cabinet from the early days, im sure others will elaborate on it, that know these classic speakers

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Old 10-22-2009, 02:06 AM
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Great midrange with older music. but, lacks support of factory support, as Altec closed in 1999.

Of course, Bill Hanushak's company, Great Plains Audio, started and run by ex-Altec employees in Oklahoma, makes original Altec parts.

BUT, yeah, the but, they, IMHO, don't sound exactly as original parts.

Some people agree, some do not. This is my opinion,. choose your own.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:09 AM
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Aqain jus, MY OP, both TAD and JBL woofers deal with the LF content in todays digital music better than the old high compliance Altec woofers did, or could!
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:37 AM
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A little off the subject of the thread into another brand !! what about the JBL L300 or 4343
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:48 AM
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A little off the subject of the thread into another brand !! what about the JBL L300 or 4343

Your best option is a custom design with the best components you will get the best sound & best results that will last you a life time.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:42 AM
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I like them i have a pair. Their strong points I'd say are there efficiency and mid range. Whey i was using them i ran them with both large DAS 36 lens/horn or a westlake style smith horn and was very happy with the overall sound in both cases. I had used both GPA and B&C on the lows and BMS for my highs.

There are allot a variables involved here, i say check them out, if you like them and and price is good go for it.

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:58 AM
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can be a great 'bang for the buck'

can also be a great DIY/Tweekers diversion....

have fun with them

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:34 AM
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They are installed in a very small bar (20-25 person capacity) here in Tokyo that I play on a bit. It's touted as 'the best sound in Tokyo'. I wouldn't go that far but they do sound nice. But they are BIG mothers!
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:57 AM
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They are installed in a very small bar (20-25 person capacity) here in Tokyo that I play on a bit. It's touted as 'the best sound in Tokyo'. I wouldn't go that far but they do sound nice. But they are BIG mothers!
well, BBC, WHY would u NOT GO THIS FAR?

The Altec woofers may be dated, but, there are definitely modern equivalent woofers that will and do work in horn loded cabinetss.

I'm just saying TAD is technichally superior in the LF, and this is also very audible and makes the BEST low end! yES, AlTEC (ORIGIINAL PARTS ) HAD GREATER midrange sensitivity, But, Altec original progressive complianance spiders just can not deal with the LF in todays music.

FFWD to today, take in to consideration that IMO bILL hANUSHAKS Altec parts are physically not the same, and not audibly the same either.

So, sooner or later, one gets over what once was, and gets with new, and modern factory equivalent drivers, tHat work as claimed!

So, this is what happenned to me at The Eldorado.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:31 AM
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on the other hand, if you listen to lots of jazz and other "early" type music...

you really can't beat a pair of 515Bs in VOTTS....

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:03 AM
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well, BBC, WHY would u NOT GO THIS FAR?

All I'm saying is that I wouldn't claim to have the best sound in Tokyo. There are some nice little clubs that sound better IMO and some little aspects of this bar (carts are one) let it down.

Also, like what you said, it can't handle modern music. I've heard an old gospel track on it and the record totally came to life, like there was a choir behind the speakers, I've NEVER heard anything like that, it was spiritual, but for the most part, the speakers don't 'sing' like that all night.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:08 AM
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i run everything from acoustic to modern glitch through mine and they seem fine to me....



i do run with pretty substantial subs for a home system....
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