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Please tell me about them. Specially the Altec Lansing 417-8c. Do you need a special speaker cable for these? I've noticed that these the EV's and JBL have different plugs.
Bare ends go into the terminals so any speaker cable will work up the maximum gauge that can fit in them. Truly universal connections (so long as there are stripped ends on the cable).Please tell me about them. Specially the Altec Lansing 417-8c. Do you need a special speaker cable for these? I've noticed that these the EV's and JBL have different plugs.
Ha! I had two of those in a '69 Twin Reverb back in '74.Now I'm using EV SRO 12/Ls. Rated at 200 watts, these puppies don't blow and they're a little sweeter than the current EVM 12L.
I had a Altec 10" in a '69 Princeton Reverb back in the early 90's. I'm not sure of the model but it sounded great!Altec 10's have to be one of the rarest speakers on the planet. I've never even seen one.
Not sure about Dumble but the first Boogie's had a JBL; either a D120 or K120.From what I've read they were the speakers on early Boogies and Dumbles?
no no no...that will never work. You should save yourself the expense and aggravation and just send the whole kit to me. I have a Crate V16-damn fine amp- that will solve all your problems that I can offer in trade. Or get with the rocket age and jump on the solid state bus and come in for the big win... those old tube amps are just so...old.I have an Ampeg V4 bottom (with 4 x 12 417B Altecs) I bought in '70 to use with my new Marshall 50 Lead Head. (BTW, would that have been what you call a "plexi"? I am not up on Marshall anymore.) Anyway, the bottom was way too loud to use so I sold it almost right away. Through a weird circumstance I got the same bottom back (40 years later). Sounds incredible but too big to move. I was thinking of making a 2 x 12 using two of the speakers (these are 16 ohm). What do you guys think? I guess I could make two 2 x 12s and sell one to offset the cost of the cabs.