repairing old-school altec-lansing speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ted Lee, May 10, 2004.

  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -

    my uncle has a pair of old altec lansing speakers (sorry, don't know model, but can find out) that he bought like 20 years ago.

    they're huge (approx 3ft square), with a single horn tweeter (i think), plus a big woofer. i think they are some sort of cinema-based series.

    anyway, the paper surrounds have all but deteriorated. if anyone knows if this is repairable, i bet my uncle would be happy. he lives in the LA area.

    thx!

    ted

    ps, here's a link to what they sort-of look like. not exactly, but kinda close.
     
  2. Mike-W

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    They are the home version of the Voice of the Theater speaker. The VOTT is a legendary speaker that was used in many theaters or auditoriums.

    The woofers can be repaired. I would suggest that he contact a pro sound company.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    thx mike! i do remember my uncle telling me that was one of the selling points (theater use, etc.) -- so i'll have to do some checking around.
     
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  5. Robert AG

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    Orange County Speaker Repair can repair Altec speakers and compression drivers. They are in Garden Grove, CA, just east of L.A.

    http://www.speakerrepair.com/

    The model you have is either the model 19 (if the horn is metal) or the model 14 (if the horn is plastic).
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    thx robert - that may work for him. i've forwrded him the url. [​IMG]
     

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