The Venerable [Altec] 604 [Duplex]"

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,297
edited June 2017 in Vintage Speakers
So -- I just saw this link Somewhere Else. It is from 1982, and is (apparently) widely referenced in the places you might expect to find such things (ahem, www.lansingheritage.org ahem) -- but it was new to me.

So, I thought I'd share it here. Page 24 of the PDF (labeled page 26 in the periodical).
http://thehistoryofrecording.com/Magazines/db Magazine/DB-1982-08.pdf

I'm a fan :)

13296896864_08ab7ca1a2_b.jpg604Etest by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
25446819716_8eb219ca35_b.jpg604E by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
10127672406_daf8cdc207_b.jpgDSC_8059 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Another article from Art Dudley that sort of puts the Duplex in context:
https://www.stereophile.com/content/listening-116

"It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

"Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)

Comments

  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,934
    "carefully, cost-no-object–engineered to show producers what, exactly, is coming down the mike feed. You really want to know what's hidden in those record grooves? These will show you."

    I've never had the opportunity to hear these. Sounds intriguing.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,297
    Per the link above, Art Dudley has him on his list of five loudspeakers you should hear before you die :)

    Art's in the midst of a two-parter on rehabbing a pair of 604Es in Stereophile, in fact.

    https://www.stereophile.com/category/art-dudley-listening/
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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