Altec 2 Way Build ala JELabs - 802/32/414

ICTWoody

Junior Member
Man... a Beryllium Diaphragmed 288 field coil driver would be amazing. I'd be first in line if Bill were to do that.

- Woody
 

ICTWoody

Junior Member
"I'd be first in line if Bill were to do that."

No... you would be second cause I would be first!:)

Along w a FC 416.
I only live 2.5hrs from Great Plains Audio. I'd probably be faster than Fedex. :-)

I was down there earlier this year to pick up a bunch of drivers I had Bill juice up for me. New phram's and remags and a couple recone's... a pair of 416's and a pair of 414's. He's a super nice guy, gave me the nickel tour. Saw the room where they make the diaphragms. They were doing some 288 phrams when I was there. Not a super swanky setup... but it does the job.

I wonder if there is even a chance of field coil stuff ever happening at GPA. That would be so cool.

- Woody
 

ICTWoody

Junior Member
So, for you guys with Altec 614 cabinets... how tall of stands are you using? I'm going to build some very soon similar to Kenrick Sound's and I'm debating. Seems like 8-10" high might be a good point. Thoughts?

- Woody
 
Speaking of EBay, there is a pair of 414z/614/32a/806/hiraga speakers listed for local pickup in Tennessee. Price is reasonable.
 

je2a3

Junior Member
So, for you guys with Altec 614 cabinets... how tall of stands are you using? I'm going to build some very soon similar to Kenrick Sound's and I'm debating. Seems like 8-10" high might be a good point. Thoughts?
- Woody
I use cinder blocks. :)

Speaking of EBay, there is a pair of 414z/614/32a/806/hiraga speakers listed for local pickup in Tennessee. Price is reasonable.
The crossover designed by Jean Hiraga published in Sound Practices Issue 11 was a lot more complicated than the one pictured in that auction. Besides that Hiraga XO was designed for large format Altec drivers. :chin
 
Just thought this would be a good place for my first post. Finally finished my mono DIY speaker: Altec 803A, 802D, 32A, 1200hz x-over, Jensen Tri-Plex cabinet.
 

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Just thought this would be a good place for my first post. Finally finished my mono DIY speaker: Altec 803A, 802D, 32A, 1200hz x-over, Jensen Tri-Plex cabinet.
Would love to hear an 803A. More info on your xovers would be appreciated.

Hows it sounding?
 
The 803A is really nice woofer seems to make it high enough without breaking up and it blends great with the 802D. These two drivers were used in the early Altec Capistrano. The xover is based on the JE Labs design.
 

ICTWoody

Junior Member
I'll have an update on my project SOON. After sitting still for months I built some sleds for the horns out of some leftover teak last night and I will finish those up this evening, I also have the HPF's ready to go... just need to wire them up. They should be making music by this weekend. Stay tuned.

- Woody
 

Salectric

Senior Member
The cabinets are beautiful!

Can you share some details about the construction? For example: type of plywood? Dimensions same as WE 753? Type of footers?
 

marantzfan

Administrator
Staff member
That is precisely the design/look I was going for, just in s lighter wood tone.

Those grills look awesome. Are they Masonite with grill cloth and slats glued on?

I’d kill for a couple front and back pics!
 
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