GPA New Alnico 604-8E Duplex!

Punker X

Junior Member
Hate to see what the price is? A while back they had new 8G's with alinco drivers. Now it looks like they took those motors and put the current HIII horn on them.


Señor Member
I should say that I don't begrudge GPA a penny of the price of their goods or their services! Dollar for dollar (and, yes, I understand they've recently had a substantial price increase) the GPA drivers still seem to me to be a veritable bargain in modern hifi.

I figure any fine pair of loudspeakers under $10k (all in) are cheap in the spectrum of hifi loudspeakers in the Year of Our Loud 2018.


Punker X

Junior Member
Thought just crossed my mind to call Bill and for price is and what and if my H III's have a trade in value? Tax returns are not that far off.
My first high-efficiency speaker was a GPA 604-8H II with the standard GPA crossover. I built a JE Labs style open baffle and drove them with 300B SE amps. Unfortunately they never pushed the right buttons for me. I had plans all set for building a set of large MLTL cabinets but ended up selling the drivers instead. I do understand the appeal of the 604, and I strongly suspect a vintage 604 would sound better than the GPA version. However, I could never get over what I heard as some sort of roughness and a dip in the response in the crossover region. Also, despite the "point source" advantage of the 604 coaxial design, it was not as coherent as my Jensen P15LL/802/32 speakers.


Staff member
Oh, come off it, you guys! This thread's been up for almost two days and not one of you has contacted GPA for a quote?!?!

I call BS!
OK I called Bill. Right now the price of the driver is 2200.00 each. He said to wait because they are in the process of talking about the price range. They will be 8ohm. 16ohm at special request. They are also going to offer a XO for the "E's".