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Old 12th April 2004, 04:55 AM   #1
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i came across some decent condition heathkit speakers. two 15" woofers model number 401-149 and two horns model number 401-150. i want to know what ive found. are they worth any money. condition wise out of ten they are 8's. please tell me what i have. thank you

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Old 13th April 2004, 01:53 AM   #2
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With sequential part numbers, the woofers and horns almost certainly came from the same kit. If the horns are fairly large (12-15" wide if I remember correctly) the drivers might be from the kit version of the Altec VOT. If so, they are the original Altec drivers and would be very worthwhile to someone doing restoration. Try the vintage guys.
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Yes, very worthwhile, check out this site
this thread (maybe first)

Do you have the whole AS-101 cabinets or just the drivers? Green baskets and covers? 416-8a and 811's.

These are great speakers, very efficient, and capable of filling a large room with full sound.

I'm no expert, but I believe these speakers were designed to be used with tube amps that, (at the time) produced a "smiley face" frequency response. In other words, not the flat line FR that modern amps generally produce, so if you're using a SS amp, you may feel the need to bi-amp, equalize, or add a tweeter to get a stronger bass and that "snap" in the HF.

Once you get them hooked up, you may never part with them, but if you do, let me know.
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Is there anybody out there interested in purchasing these speakers or know anybody or any website that might have someone that would like them Email me at DaNextGarnett@yahoo.com
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