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RE: Rear Panel of a ALTEC VALENCIA , stock or modded??

Thanks for pointing that out. I never checked these speakers out carefully when purchasing them. They were moved into a filthy garage, after the tornado, and it was difficult - and frankly, I was too hurried, to check them out well. `My mistake.

After the acquisition, in photos from that one open enclosure, I finally saw that number on the rear cone. In my photo it looked to me to be non-ALTEC like, as far as the font. As a result of your post, I just pulled all the drivers for close inspection. Yes, mah, both woofers have been re-coned, and poorly IMHO . The spiders are "sucked-in ", on both woofer drivers, up to about 1/8th to 3/16ths of an inch, and so, the voice coil is off-center in the gap by that amount. Not acceptable.

I have various options, including GPA re-magnetizing and reconing these properly. Or, I can part out the units.

On a temporary basis, I pulled the woofers out of the boxes. I will reverse-weight these cones, to try to ameliorate the bad " off-set " of the spiders and outer surrounds. Will also need to figure out what to do with these. I only paid $250, per side, so I should come out quite OK, no matter what.

In relationship to the stock ALTEC OEM build, what sort of cone does GPA install in these, now a days?? Can anyone with recent GPA rebuild experience chime in, clue me in ??

Regards and thank you all in advance,

Jeff Medwin

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