$40 Vintage Altec any good?

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Solidcrowd, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Solidcrowd

    Solidcrowd New Member

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    Here is the picture of them. No model # listed. Wondering if they're worth making an offer for?

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  2. BOUXY

    BOUXY Super Member

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    $40 Who cares make an offer before their gone:)
     
  3. Solidcrowd

    Solidcrowd New Member

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    I don't have the space to just scoop up just any old speakers. If they are worth alot, I can tell the girlfriend they are an investment lol.

    Also, Are those homemade grills? The only clues he left in the description is that they are 3 way and 1970s...
     
  4. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

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    Those grills don't look like they could possibly be right. The screws holding them on are surely not. Who knows what is in the cabinets.
     
  5. Solidcrowd

    Solidcrowd New Member

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    I was thinking they were cheap 887A Capri's, but the wood trim on these is thicker.
     
  6. Ghonk

    Ghonk GREG

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    I think the grills were made from light diffuser panels.:wtf:
     
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  7. pl50

    pl50 Active Member

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    Altec Coronas?

    Regardless, they look rode hard and put up wet. I'd pass personally.
     
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  8. eiraved

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    I would pick these up for that price if they were Capris. That grill is not original and is probably homemade, maybe from a light diffuser for ceiling lights. Only way to know what these really are is to open them up and see what's inside.
     
  9. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    I don't really see anything Altec about them.

    However, I'm quite sure i see one of those horns thru that top grill:

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  10. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yup, sure looks like it -- you beat me to it!
    University 6201 or another University coax of similar ilk.
    OK sounding coaxes, but not Altecs.
     
  11. jcamero

    jcamero The sun will shine in my back door someday Subscriber

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    The grills look like someone cut up a light diffuser from a 2 tube florescent kitchen light. I'd most likely pass.
     
  12. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    If the drivers (all four, that is) all work, I'd buy those all day for $50. I'd consider 'em @ 75... and just wander away if they were any more than that.
    There is some value in the University coaxes.
     
  13. hunter00

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    Was listening to a pair of University 6303 15'' diffaxials today on a electrohome pp el84 tube amp in large homemade cabinets with old jensen horns mounted with them....very smooth,great sound
     

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