I tell her it’s an “investment”! I’m glad she hasn’t asked me to prove it yet.
Cheaper and more space-efficient than collecting vintage automobiles, too!
To be perfectly honest, this pair is destined for the auction block soon and that's why I have the pictures handy... :/ but I have another pair here that's in better condition overall.
If you look closely at the picture above, you can see that the diaphragms are slightly dinged and the leads have been repaired at one point. They test okay at 7.4 ohms or so, but I'll be listing them in "as is" condition.
speaking of spacetime distortion -- my son sent me this link:
They sure have a strictly business look to them, I’d love to see a nice fine all wood version. I wonder what size room might be needed to properly enjoy them?Yeah, the 288s are incredibly sweet and smooth on (Altec) multicell horns IME/IMO... I'd have to sell a kidney to go that route.
Gary Kaufman's A5s remain among my all around favorite-est loudspeakers extant.
Has this become the 'whip out your nasty compression driver' thread?
Here's mine; Altec 288C in a lovely hand brushed shade of dirty cream. Maybe lush audio cream in the dark though - already gone through by Great Plains, re-charged and fitted with new aluminum diaphragms.
Thinking round tractrix for these with my Altec 416A s for woofers.
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