[rescue] was: ham gear, now altec speakers!
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 11:34:32 CST 2005
Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> A friend referred me to Altec speakers, called Voice of the Theater. Said
> they would be a good match for me, when I inquired about hifi speakers for
> A7-500 and A7 are the models. If anyone comes across any that are
> for sale, I'm sort of looking :-) There were tons of them made, and I
> would imagine they may be found around places where computer and radio
> geeks would look.
> I'm not exactly in the hotbed of geek activity here in Southeastern
> Virginia, but I do my part.
Altec-Lansing is located in Milford, PA, about two hours from here. I
toured their facility with my father once.
Actually, the A7 and -500 are the absolute *latest* VOT's ever made.
Most of the VOT's made were not A7's. Almost all of the A7's and -500's
went to actual commercial movie theaters. Most of them didn't have
cabinets or baffles, since they would often not be necessary in a
commercial theater installation.
Back when the older models were around (Altec-Lansing stopped selling
VOT's altogether for a long time), they would sell VOT's in custom-built
cabinets straight from the factory. My uncle the civil engineer and
acoustics hobbyist ordered a pair of custom VOT's directly from
Altec-Lansing in 1964. He's still using them, hooked to the same
McIntosh tube amp they've always been powered by.
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