The Altec Valencia 846a are some of the most legendary vintage loudspeakers, using the same components as famous A7 "Voice of the Theatre" system, yet loaded in a designer cabinet. This particular pair were originally purchased with the optional center console, making them exceptionally rare and magnificent. We've replaced the fretwork grills, with a pitch black, acoustically transparent backing cloth, and completely refinished all of the cabinetry. The equipment cabinet originally had cutouts for a specific tuner, integrated and turntable. We've created a new blank, stained and finished to match the cabinet, so the new owner can perfectly fit their components for a perfect, bespoke look. Without question, a once in a lifetime find.

PRODUCTION 1966-74 CONDITION 9/10 SERIAL NO. 6543 ORIG. MSRP $333 RESTORATION
  • Full 30-point service check
  • New custom crossovers with Mundorf evo oil caps
  • Wood fully restored
  • New fretwork grilles
  • New acoustic cloth in midnight black
  • Custom attenuators for both the lows & highs
  • New component blanks, stained and finished to match the cabinet
  • Added external fan for better airflow in the cabinet
SPECS

Type  Acoustic suspension floorstanding loudspeaker

Low Frequency Driver  Altec 416-16Z

High/Mid Frequency Driver  Altec 806A

High/Mid Frequency Horn Model  Altec H-811B

Dividing Network Model  Altec N-800-F

System Impedance  8-16Ω

Dimensions  27.5"W x 30"H x 19.5"D

Weight  98 lbs/ea.

DOCUMENTATION

THE HISTORY OF ALTEC LANSING A young electrical engineer, fresh out of Texas A&M, had gone to work for the Bell Telephone Co. in Houston the year the “Jazz Singer” was produced. Seeing his first sound movie in 1923, he applied for a transfer to Western Electric, eager to become a part of this exciting application of the science of sound. His name...
LINER NOTES

"Introducing the Altec Valencia 846a. See the glory of Spain, hear the glory of the world's finest speaker systems! Their carved fretwork façades tell of a courtyard, ambuscadoes and Spanish blades. A fiery tale augmented in lustrous grain of hand-rubbed walnut. Behind the fretwork, the same playback speaker components that have made Altec the standard of the nation's broadcast and recording studios for 35 years. The Altec 846a will accommodate any room requirement, from the grand hall of a mansion to the limited space of an apartment." -Altec, 1966

STOCK NO. 7730611093725

The Altec Valencia 846a are some of the most legendary vintage loudspeakers, using the same components as famous A7 "Voice of the Theatre" system, yet loaded in a designer cabinet. This particular pair were originally purchased with the optional center console, making them exceptionally rare and magnificent. We've replaced the fretwork grills, with a pitch black, acoustically transparent backing cloth, and completely refinished all of the cabinetry. The equipment cabinet originally had cutouts for a specific tuner, integrated and turntable. We've created a new blank, stained and finished to match the cabinet, so the new owner can perfectly fit their components for a perfect, bespoke look. Without question, a once in a lifetime find.

PRODUCTION 1966-74 CONDITION 9/10 SERIAL NO. 6543 ORIG. MSRP $333 RESTORATION
  • Full 30-point service check
  • New custom crossovers with Mundorf evo oil caps
  • Wood fully restored
  • New fretwork grilles
  • New acoustic cloth in midnight black
  • Custom attenuators for both the lows & highs
  • New component blanks, stained and finished to match the cabinet
  • Added external fan for better airflow in the cabinet
SPECS

Type  Acoustic suspension floorstanding loudspeaker

Low Frequency Driver  Altec 416-16Z

High/Mid Frequency Driver  Altec 806A

High/Mid Frequency Horn Model  Altec H-811B

Dividing Network Model  Altec N-800-F

System Impedance  8-16Ω

Dimensions  27.5"W x 30"H x 19.5"D

Weight  98 lbs/ea. Console 85 lbs.

THE HISTORY OF ALTEC LANSING
A young electrical engineer, fresh out of Texas A&M, had gone to work for the Bell Telephone Co. in Houston the year the “Jazz Singer” was produced. Seeing his first sound movie in 1923, he applied for a transfer to Western Electric, eager to become a part of this exciting application of the science of sound. His name...
LINER NOTES

"Introducing the Altec Valencia 846a. See the glory of Spain, hear the glory of the world's finest speaker systems! Their carved fretwork façades tell of a courtyard, ambuscadoes and Spanish blades. A fiery tale augmented in lustrous grain of hand-rubbed walnut. Behind the fretwork, the same playback speaker components that have made Altec the standard of the nation's broadcast and recording studios for 35 years. The Altec 846a will accommodate any room requirement, from the grand hall of a mansion to the limited space of an apartment." -Altec, 1966

STOCK NO. 7730611093725

Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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