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Altec Lansing 15. Tip before buying
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Old 15th May 2018, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default Altec Lansing 15. Tip before buying

Hello everyone
I have the option to buy the altec lansing 15 speaker for $ 500.
Today I have fostex FE206En with the cabinet plan.
Will this loudspeaker be an upgrade for me?


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Old 15th May 2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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Altec Lansing 15. Tip before buying
Are you talking about a single woofer, or a set of speakers with the Altec 15 in them?
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Old 15th May 2018, 01:16 PM   #3
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Im talk about model 15 speaker. Not driver only.
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I used to own a pair of these - some 12 years ago - that I picked up at a garage sale. The horn drivers - 802-8Gs - had blown voice coils so they needed replacement. To my ears they weren't the best speakers, sort of grainy and unfocused. They use a 12" RCA-made woofer, which is odd. And the plastic horn - based on the WE 32B? - is bent at 90 degrees.

I wrote this review back then: Speaker Asylum: REVIEW: Altec Lansing Model 15 Speakers by kstagger

They didn't last long in my stereo; once I got a pair of UREI 813As, the Model 15s were quickly sold.
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Old 15th May 2018, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thanks kstahher. I read your review yasterday.
Do you know the fostex 206?
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Old 15th May 2018, 02:29 PM   #6
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Ah, the model 15. I've can't remember ever hearing them, so can't comment. I know some people like that funny curved horn. Depending on where you are, they should retain their value, so that if you don't like them, you'll lose little to no money by selling them on. It's a good way to hear some vintage audio.
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Quote:
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It's a good way to hear some vintage audio.
THAT!
But it was too obvious ...




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Do you know the fostex 206?
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Old 15th May 2018, 04:05 PM   #8
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I think I'll go hear them before I buy, even though I'm tempted.
Is there anything I need to pay attention to?
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Old 15th May 2018, 04:12 PM   #9
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The woofer surrounds will probably need replacement, even if they look sound. Or an upgrade, as the review suggests.
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Old 15th May 2018, 04:28 PM   #10
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woofers...but also tweeters !

On a possible, I was thinking of the availability nowadays of high efficient dome tweeters ( 95 dB and over ) yes, they're quite pricey, the "audiophile" ones
---a new european brand which I don't remember ---

Maybe you are talking of...?


Not to mention the ubiquitous TH-150 or...what is it ?
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