I pulled the trigger without audition.So what have we forgotten over time is a good question...
I paid 50K$ for new Lansche 4.1 16 years ago.
It was like buying luxury German car (Lansche is also made in Germany),
But I got Altec A7 four weeks ago at 1000 CDN(750 USD).
Despite the price difference Altec A7 give more effortless sound with nuanced details.
Lansche give more refined sound with holographic imaging.
But with Michael Jacson and large scale orchestral music , I prefer Altec to Lansche.
I would think they’re probably better with rock music too. Holographic imaging, pinpoint imaging, and image outlines, are hi-fi stereo attributes which personally I do not hear in live music. I hear energy and life and natural tone and dynamics. The Altec sounds like an incredible value, even a steal for that price. Congratulations.
PeterI would think they’re probably better with rock music too. Holographic imaging, pinpoint imaging, and image outlines, are hi-fi stereo attributes which personally I do not hear in live music. I hear energy and life and natural tone and dynamics. The Altec sounds like an incredible value, even a steal for that price. Congratulations.
Also, when Thomas says Lansche is better for classical the Altec mids and highs will be less nuanced than the Lansche. They have nice timbre but less nuance. So I always suggest using Radian or TAD there though I also like Altec but if ultimate nuance especially on violin concertos and separation on large scale is the goal.
Can you say which Radian or TAD ?
Thanks for that write-up. I had seen yr report of Lief's at your ZD. I supect both of these need a fair amount of space.
Thanks for the follow-up. My room is too small for an all out assault on bass. ~30 sq m. Horn bass is probably ruled out.
Is that a B&C coax driver?When you like smooth organic sound test the B&C de 250 16 ohm,
with bigger horn works from 800hz - 18khz. I use it in my open baffles from 2-18khz phantastic driver.
Next level open the back of the Driver let stored energy out you get 19khz.
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Sorry, what speakers are playing there? They sound great!It is not mono but stereo system.
But it still sounds good.
I had talked with my vintage audio guru (Mr Chung) on the phone this morning.
Altec vintage tends to have good value for performance.
The only thing is that they need to be taken care of by someone who know how to clean or repair it.
There are some nice techie who does good work at reasonable cost in Korea.
That is the reason why I audition vintage audio in Korea and plan to ship them to my home in Washington State.
My preference, bearing in mind I am hearing these over my computer speakers, are the Altec A800, so smooth, warm, presence, followed by the Tannoy Autograph, then the JBL and Tesla tied for third (because of a slight edge in the leading transients, woman's voice).
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