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WOW,for a pair of 604s.

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Posted on March 19, 2017 at 20:09:44
Michael Samra
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Now the only difference I see between these and my 604Es are the sandy black finish and they say made in Hollyweird.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" H. L. Mencken

 

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There are differences betw 604s (no suffix) and 604Es that are important to some potential purchasers..., posted on March 20, 2017 at 06:36:59
Steve O
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...obviously.

 

well -- , posted on March 20, 2017 at 06:38:33
mhardy6647
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those are original or at least early, 20 ohm 604 Duplexes with true multicell treble horns -- which your 604Es, and mine, lack.

And they include original (or at least early) Altec XOs, for better or worse.

From a collectiblity/mojo standpoint, they've got it all over a pair of "E"s.


all the best,
mrh

 

Very cool mojo factor, posted on March 20, 2017 at 07:11:29
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In the well made vintage cabinet -- would be awesome! Prolly need a good powered subwoofer for these, correct?

 

RE: well -- , posted on March 20, 2017 at 09:27:09
Michael Samra
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I wonder what the sonic differences are tho? I think ours may be more accurate sounding.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" H. L. Mencken

 

RE: well -- , posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:24:26
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Mikey,

I found one of those about 6-7 years ago at a local thrift shop.
I saw an unmistakable 1950's speaker cabinet so of course I was curious.
Lucky for me the cabinet builder wasn't a pro and they used a heavy cardboard bottom to the cabinet so I was able to peel it up enough in one corner to peak inside.

I almost fell over when I saw the Hollywood 604 for $3.00.
Got it home and listened then knew why they have a following.

Not very bold mids like with an 806 or 802 with a big horn but they where there sounding adequate and non offensive and the highs were on the sweet end of the scale like with an Altec 3000 tweeter.

Bass was so,so but with the lousy cabinet sealing I didn't expect much more. But even sealed properly I wouldn't expect bass like from a Model 19 with a vented 416B.

I wanted to keep it and get another but finances back then dictated that I sell it and it went for $811 on that auction site.
Not long after I saw that the buyer mated it with one he probably already had and the pair sold for something over $2000.
I never heard a newer 604 but that old one sure was nice.

 

RE: WOW,for a pair of 604s., posted on March 20, 2017 at 20:17:35
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To think that as an undergrad in the early 60s I had one in a cabinet a cousin built for me from Altec plans. From the top, the cabinet formed a pentagon, and was obviously designed for corner placement.

db

 

Tax deductible as well. , posted on March 25, 2017 at 11:16:32
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I think.

Since the purchase is technically a donation to the museum.

 

RE: Very cool mojo factor, posted on April 4, 2017 at 09:06:38
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Stick them in a Karlson Koupler and no sub needed.

Jerry

 

RE: Tax deductible as well. , posted on April 4, 2017 at 14:05:23
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"Tax deductible as well. I think.

Since the purchase is technically a donation to the museum."

As my accountant once said to me, "I wouldn't want to defend that deduction to an IRS agent in an audit."

IOW: it is NOT a deduction since you are receiving goods in return.

 

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