All times are GMT Hi, Skywave-Rider, Thanks, very much! And, to top if off, I was driving it with a crumby old, Quadraphonic!! Hello, Friends, I posted this same basic note in another thread, but thought maybe I’d better make it a “stand-alone”, and so maybe get more comments on my questions. With the right woofer, you could get a budget option now and upgrade it later without having to build a new cabinet, but upgrading compression drivers is a much bigger leap in terms of price.

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In most of my older Altec information, Altec actually crossed over both of these horns at around HZ. I’ve use horns in boxes for decades and never noticed any ringing.

If you have the s with the welded vanes cut through the welds with a sawzall and fill the kerfs with silicone or rubber. Yes, my password is: Hi, Tom and Robert, Your comments were really what I was seeking. Any specific recommendations for drivers or woofers? Compression drivers don’t look cheap.

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I guess that, someday, I’ll have to play with them, and with the Altec drivers that I still own, and see how I think they sound to my old, tired ears.


Much appreciated, and God Bless! Also, In the “old days”, do remember having seen such horns with some sort of black “dap” applied to their outside surfaces. CspirouAaltec 6, As you can tell, too big for my space, I am about 3 feet from my speakers, but perfect for our college apartment.

I haven’t upgraded, but they’ve given me many years of great service. You can also do what Altec did on later s where they didn’t alhec the joints in the vanes but instead filled the gap with some kind of rubber. Measured outside, still nothing really below 60hz.

CspirouJan 8, Extra Tabs by vBulletin Hispano. IMO for home use there’s no better wltec 1″ horns than the and Oct 18, Likes Received: Aug 25, Likes Received: As to the Altec horns ringing, I never noticed that when I actually used the B’s.

Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Just something to consider. However, I recently purchased a single horn for a center channel in a 7.


Do you already have an account? The only thing that can never be taken away from you, is your honor.

No, create an account now. I’ve not used the B’s for anything since I got them, many years ago, but have used the B’s in medium sized PA cabinets, and like them, quite a lot, actually.

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Parts Express has plenty of compression drivers. I’ll have to compare them to those old Altecs, someday, though I don’t have the cabinets anymore, unforunately.

Results 1 to 9 of 9. Thanks, again, and God Bless! I would think that, if they were mounted properly and tightly to an enclosure, that should dampen the ringing, at least somewhat, eh? You gonna start a DJ business?