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Need speakers that can rock with just one watt? You found da place.

for the record -- this is an 846A Valencia

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,

Edits: 04/11/17 04/11/17

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