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    Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spiders

    Looking for Original 1950s 20ohm Cones or Complete Woofers not reissue 515b 16ohm.
    They wont be the same with the 15ohm reissue

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by oldspeakers View Post
    Looking for Original 1950s 20ohm Cones or Complete Woofers not reissue 515b 16ohm.
    They wont be the same with the 15ohm reissue

    Unobtanium.

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    They're pretty much gone. Unless you find a pair in e-pay. And you will pay. If you want to fake it, you can. There's a guy in Michigan on e-pay that sells the 515 cone straight sided cone for 60 bucks. (but i just checked nothing there.) Or go to the speaker exchange and look for the 604-c aftermarket recone kit. Everything is there, except the dust cover. You'll have to make your own. And see if you can exchange the orange spider for the black one . This will give you a higher fs and qts for better mids. These kits should work with any ALTEC frame you do or do not have. The voice coil height is .29, and the ALTEC voice coil gap is .47 which should give you a 2.3 x-max. Which should get you to 160 or 80 hz easily. Check and see what the d.c. resistance is on the coils. Should be 11.5 or better. My original 515 is at 8.9 but it fills the gap. Use a sub to fill in that bottom octave or two. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    What would be the second best alternative?

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    You fellas don't keep up.

    Call GPA, get your wallet out, and hold them to the grind stone.

    • Full restoration for the original Altec 515 low frequency loudspeaker is available. This includes a full paper cone, phenolic spider, and total re-magnetization. We also provide this service for the original Altec 604 DUPLEX? loudspeakers. Please specify this option when sending in your loudspeaker.
    They also have 15 inch Bi-flex cones, you'll pay dearly for those too.
    If quality was a snowflake, Altec would be a blizzard...

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    the original spider was phenolic.
    like this >


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    like spoons made rush limbaugh,

    fat ....

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by bowtie427ss View Post
    You fellas don't keep up.

    Call GPA, get your wallet out, and hold them to the grind stone.



    They also have 15 inch Bi-flex cones, you'll pay dearly for those too.

    That info has been on the website for years. I had heard in forums they no longer do that.

    Best bet is to call GPA directly.
    Your neighbors called. They like your music.

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    If they no longer offer the service/parts, perhaps they should revise more than just the date on their website.

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    If quality was a snowflake, Altec would be a blizzard...

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    There have been discussions here as to who runs the website. Let me leave it at that.
    Don't get me wrong, glad if they do it. But I was told they do not.

    There are bean counters there now.
    Your neighbors called. They like your music.

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    Re: Who has Original Altec 515 20hm Woofer Cones with Spider

    [QUOTE=Old Guy;2020631
    There are bean counters there now.[/QUOTE]

    Just can't get away from them damn bean counters ! I give up... I guess we are all stuck with them,like white on rice...

    I stopped visiting their website when they raised their 416 woofers and the rest of their drivers astronomically ! $250 to $1250 each WTF.

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