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    Altec 846B's

    These are the very nice Vals I got from a friend a couple of weeks ago. I pulled the crossovers and installed a board with two sets of connectors so I can bi-amp these like I did with my 846A's with the beat up cabinets.

    Everything can be switched back with no damage to the original setup. I may in the future switch the 806 compression drivers out for some 902's which will fit inside the cabinets. The 802's would require cutting a hole in the back of the cabinet and building a cover.

    For amplifiers I have a MC-275 powering the 811B horns and a MC-2205 running the 416 woofers. As for listening, the only difference I hear between the A & B models is the B seems to have slightly more bass presence. Some claim they can hear the ports breathing on the B model but so far I haven't heard anything like that.

    I'm just thrilled to have cabinets I don't have to cover with pieces of carpet.

    Here are some pictures I took as I went along.

    Click on the picture and it'll take you to a slideshow. Move your mouse around the bottom right corner of the picture and the forward-stop-backwards buttons will illuminate so you can control the slideshow.

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    Re: Altec 846B's

    I don't get no slide show and besides, people from Oregon should not be playing with Altecs......Ha!

    How's it going Mike?

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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Hi Mike,
    I also have a nice pair of 846B's. I bought mine new in 1975. Right now I am powering them with an MX110 and an MC240. They are box stock but I have been considering the 902 up grade myself. I would also need to consider a XO upgrade as well since the original N800's are considered minimal.

    I admit I'm ignorant with the technical stuff. I'm just looking for suggestions for a good replacement.

    Please keep posting your progress.
    Thanks...

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    Re: Altec 846B's

    After swapping to 802/902, the cheap & easy biamp mod would use the 30923 biampable network for the shelving that will take full advantage of the switch.
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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Quote Originally Posted by RonSSS View Post
    I don't get no slide show and besides, people from Oregon should not be playing with Altecs......Ha!

    How's it going Mike?

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    The reason you don't see a slideshow is that it doesn't work for folks living in the swamp. How have you been Ron? Still racing? You ought to stop in on your way to Madras sometime.
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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Doesn't work for me either, but this one does where I can view the slideshow: Stereo Equipment :: Bi-amping Altec Valencias. slideshow by Mike_Gibson - Photobucket

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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    Doesn't work for me either, but this one does where I can view the slideshow: Stereo Equipment :: Bi-amping Altec Valencias. slideshow by Mike_Gibson - Photobucket

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    Thanks Greg, I wonder why it works for some and not others?
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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gibson View Post
    Thanks Greg, I wonder why it works for some and not others?
    I can't get it because my fire wall is set too high. It seems to want to block
    everything except posts by Bfish.



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    Re: Altec 846B's

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gibson View Post
    Thanks Greg, I wonder why it works for some and not others?
    You're welcome! Don't have a clue, I'm not much of a computer geek. All I did was get to your album and try the different links available to see if I could get any of them to work as a slide-show in a new message and when I couldn't, posted the link.

    Just tried in I.E. and it didn't work either.

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    I can't get it because my fire wall is set too high. It seems to want to block
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