Altec Lansing 605A Duplex Floorstanding Speakers

Altec Lansing 605A Duplex Floorstanding Speakers 

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[Feb 01, 2013]
jcmcneill
Casual Listener

I just had a good friend give me a pair of really clean and cared for altec lansing 605a spealers.I have a manageable recording studio and would love to try them out. 1- would anyone recomend them for a monitor speaker. 2- what are they worth3- what would the best way to power them. Any information would be helpful as I know nothing about these.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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4
[Jan 04, 2009]
roger123qw
Casual Listener

Strength:

Plug & Play!Easy to USE!

Weakness:

NO

The 605A Duplex SPEAKERS with Crossovers sound fantastic and excellent when play with Mcintosh MA230 tube amplifier,Very Clear Hi range & Deep Bass,Better then 604E...
Easy listenning,Even Listen it all day long,this the Best Altec Duplex SP !!!

Similar Products Used:

TANNOY GRF MEMORY
ALTEC 604-8G
ALTEC 604E

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 16, 2005]
marylohr
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Super Efficency

Weakness:

Only the level control and only one of them.

Purchased in the early 1971 and installed in a 9 cubic foot bass relex enclosure. They were my gold standard until the early 80's when I discovered the Klipsch Line. My Klipshorn best the 604Es by a little. My Forte's don't quite match the Altec 604E's in the bass region. My ElectroVoice lack the mid range punch of either the Horn or the Altec's. Have struggled with noisy tweeter level control on one of the pair. Prices have risen sharply on several attempts to bid at EBAY

Similar Products Used:

Electrovoice 12trx, Klipshorn, Klipsch Forte, and Klipsch Hersey

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 10, 1999]
Tom Brennan
an Audio Enthusiast

I traded a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls to my best friend for these Altec studio monitors. The driver consists of a mating of the 416 woofer with the 806 high frequency driver, the 806 is mounted behind the woofer and it's horn passes through the woofer's pole piece and terminates in a multi-cell structure. The cabinets are walnut veneered, about 7 cubic feet and vented. Efficiency is very high, about 98db. These were made in the mid 1960s and put to shame to chinless audiophile speakers of today. Bass is very clean and dynamic and goes very low with great impact, they can shake the house driven by 30 watts of tube power. Midrange is clean and lifelike, though not with the razor clarity of VOTs that crossover 1000 hz lower, highs are clean and lifelike. In summary CLEAN and powerfull sums these babies up, music just flows from them with no effort or strain, these are speakers for music lovers, great for SET fans too. Prices on the old alnico Altec Duplexes (604 and 605) are going up, get 'em now. Are they better than Cornwalls? I think so but my friend doesn't, both are great speakers.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 07, 2000]
David Elton
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

superb dynamics, effortless reproduction

Weakness:

none

I was fortunate to come across a pair of 605A drivers around 10yrs. ago, at that time an audio associate had just installed the "new-style" HF diapgram, and "new" cone-material. The cabinets constructed for these are 9cu' bass-reflex Mahagony-veneer. What more can I say about these than what Tom relates in His previous review? The "old boy's" just seem to get better through the years. What they will do with even 1/2 of a watt is astounding. No compression as the volume is turned-up, just more and more effortless music. Yes they are big, they take up room, and my Wife might look at them and sigh occasionly, but you can have your "modern" sub-sat "Home Theatre" systems, once you hear quality old systems such as the Altecs, old JBL, Electro-Voice, and Klipsch, and you truly love music, you'll never be satisfied with "modern" equipment

Similar Products Used:

JBL4312, Two-way corner Altec's

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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