Periodically, I perform searches on "Altec Bolero" and "Altec 406" as I too own the 890Cs and love them... especially when driven with an el84 tube amp (Heathkit AA-151 modified by Sam Kim) - I find the bass to be much fuller than with a solid state, Kenwood Model 500 (upgraded by...
That's a lot of food for thought. Thank you! I've read your post attentively, twice. I'm sure I'll refer back to it again and again as I continue to think through this.
What is your plan for the 414?
Thanks a lot for all the welcomes! I appreciate it. When I lie down on the pillow at night, oftentimes, I fall asleep visualizing how to get all my Altec/Bozak/EV/Janszen drivers into various configurations and test to see how they'd sound. I keep trying to think of some way to create an easily...
First serious listening as teenager: my brother's Phase Linear/Klipsch Cornwall system in our basement
Years later: Luxman R1070/Magnepan SMGa
Then Scott 222D (Mapleshade modded)/Dynaudio 42
Kenwood Model 500 (refreshed by Echowars)
Heathkit AA-151 (modified by Sam's...
Hi, first post.
Own a pair of Altec 601Cs in addition to MR931-12 horns with 902-8B drivers. Considering a build to incorporate these components, crossing over at 1500 & 8khz; Low end to be handled by two subwoofers. Have done a fair share of reading on the various boards but difficult still...