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In Reply to: RE: General speaker design characteristics for a 2A3 amp posted by saki70 on April 11, 2017 at 11:59:39
take a look at this thread for lots of fun ideas (see link below).
I was pretty darned happy using Altec 604E Duplexes in vented (45 Hz tuning, if memory serves) 9ft^3 boxes, but...
The thread below has led me down the primrose path to perdition :-/
all the best,
Ported two-way design with 16 ohm Altec 15 inch woofer (416) and 16 ohm Altec compression tweeter (806, if memory serves) on an Altec 811B 1" throat (quasi-sectoral) horn.
Good sounding loudspeakers that complement a 2A3 amp very well.
The only problem with Valencias is that their LF extension is quite limited (and the HF is rather rolled off, too) -- but what you get does sound very, very good!
An Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre uses a more "sophisticated" loading scheme for its woofer, but in a larger (and uglier) box. The Valencia is much more housebroken.
There was a home version called the Altec Magnificent. These are neither common nor inexpensive, though.
Sorry for cluttering your thread with replies -- as you can probably tell, this is one of my favorite-est hifi subjects!
all the best,
found a mint pair locally about 5 years ago, set them up in my 24W x 28L garage to test them out, they didnt sound good until I was about 15 feet out the garage door into my driveway. Would have never worked in my basement.
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