Altec Seville - The “Cadillac” of speakers

I have a pair of Sansui speakers (27 x 17 x 10 deep) that look close to those. I have another pair of 414z’s(one has a busted cone from shipping….at least it was free. 902 & 807 drivers…just need a couple of horns.
 

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I have a pair of Sansui speakers (27 x 17 x 10 deep) that look close to those. I have another pair of 414z’s(one has a busted cone from shipping….at least it was free. 902 & 807 drivers…just need a couple of horns.
I thought of borrowing grills from sansui speakers but in the end decided to pull both grills off. Although they don’t look have bad sans grills, I’ll be making some new ones with off white fabric.
I could pull the 414-16z’s for a 414/32a/802 build (already have the horns), I’d like to keep these whole for now.
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Nice setup, Audionut. I have been playing around with a set of Seville also. The pair that I have broken grills as well. I have seen grills for Valencias on the Bay. At a glance, that grill seems the same to me - maybe another option to cut those down if you wanted to stick close to the original.

I started my Altec journey with a set of 601z in a La Paz. To me the bass is better from those, but the cabinet is a little larger. There is not much info on those on the web, so I don’t know the volume of the enclosure to compare. My wife is not a fan of the LaPaz look. They are the hexagon coffee table with the Flamenco style grills.

Good luck with your set.
 

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Nice setup, Audionut. I have been playing around with a set of Seville also. The pair that I have broken grills as well. I have seen grills for Valencias on the Bay. At a glance, that grill seems the same to me - maybe another option to cut those down if you wanted to stick close to the original.

I started my Altec journey with a set of 601z in a La Paz. To me the bass is better from those, but the cabinet is a little larger. There is not much info on those on the web, so I don’t know the volume of the enclosure to compare. My wife is not a fan of the LaPaz look. They are the hexagon coffee table with the Flamenco style grills.

Good luck with your set.
Thanks @kman , I did attempt to salvage one grill in case anyone down the line needed it but the nail was set too deep and a piece snapped off. There are four nails holding each panel about 4-5 inches from the edge on top and bottom. Yes, WAF comes in to play more than most would admit. Fortunately, these are lookers and are very musical (could be someone’s end all speakers, yes they are that good).
 

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Well … we’re waiting!
They sound fantastic! The fabric is more transparent than the old one with the lattice work. So to me they sound more crisp/modern now? Personally, I think they look better too! Unfortunately, with the iconics in the main spot, the 604’s are crowding the back of the listening room, and thus I think I’ll have to re-home these beauties (first world problems:(). They really do deserve to be listened to daily and in a main system, yes they are that good!
Anyone passing through AZ that might be interested? I’ll likely list them locally soon.
 
This article has been a very big help! About 8 years ago, I picked up a pair of altec 412b's and n3000 tweeters mounted in homemade black boxes, together with a pair of santanas for $150. My question has always been the proper hookup of the n3000 tweeters since each one had been wired diffently in their enclosures. All references on line showed a red and yellow wire (no green). Finally I see your pair with red and green wire and the hookup for the network. Problem solved. I am hooking the n3000 set up to the altec 420b's in the santanas (which came with a cheap 3" cone tweeter) and will find another pair of tweeters for the 412b's. Thanks again for all the info.
 

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This article has been a very big help! About 8 years ago, I picked up a pair of altec 412b's and n3000 tweeters mounted in homemade black boxes, together with a pair of santanas for $150. My question has always been the proper hookup of the n3000 tweeters since each one had been wired diffently in their enclosures. All references on line showed a red and yellow wire (no green). Finally I see your pair with red and green wire and the hookup for the network. Problem solved. I am hooking the n3000 set up to the altec 420b's in the santanas (which came with a cheap 3" cone tweeter) and will find another pair of tweeters for the 412b's. Thanks again for all the info.
I am very glad to hear that it helped you out.
Like you, I am forever looking at pictures of how drivers were originally hooked up, to make sure I get it right (It took me a minute to find a correct picture online of how 604E’s should be wired). That’s why I make sure to take inside pictures, in case I or anyone need them in the future.
 

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Maybe you and @ICTWoody need to start a support group…
It’s really hard to get below three pairs of Altec speakers at any one time. The best I’ve done was two pairs, but it’s really hard to do when they built such a quality product for many years (Past tense). Believe it or not, but I am really going to try to get down to one pair of Altecs in the next couple months.
 
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