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Altec Lansing 14

Loudspeaker System

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Altec Lansing 14

Specifications

Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz

Power Handling: 75W

Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 350W

Crossover Frequency: 1500Hz

Impedance: 8Ω

Sensitivity: 95dB

Bass: 1 x 12" cone

Tweeter: 1 x horn

Enclosure: vented

Grille: black knit fabric

Finish: hand rubbed, oiled walnut

Dimensions: 762 x 533 x 419mm

Weight: 34.9kg

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re: 14

These Altec Lansing Model 14 speakers are rare to surface on the used market. One day they did on a local website, so I met up with the owner (second) and checked them out. A good price brought them to their new home- my living room. The grills were missing and the veneer was to scratched for my taste even before I added more scratches unloading these beasts from my raised Tahoe and up my stepped entryway into the home. A two week labor of love got the cabinets looking almost new. I constructed a pair of grills, still need badges. The woofers already had new surrounds installed, which I am very happy about. No damage whatsoever to the woofers, horns, or parts; everything works 100% clear and concise and looking good.
The sound these put out was better than the sound of my dropped jaw hitting the floor. Over the years I have been 'updating' my stereo rig/home theater (the black components) to include a separate system thats all vintage analog, quadraphonic and 2 channel. The 14's are the main speakers. I must say these are the nicest speakers I have owned. They are very efficient and produce detailed and balanced sound. The treble and bass are seamless and midrange soothly compliments each. When its time to get wicked loud….oh yes….grab another beer and stick around because the louder the volume turns the better these sound (pending on the gear). I haven't pushed them past 200 watts or higher than half way on any volume knobs mainly because even a third is super loud! I'll probably keep these for the rest of my life. Amazing speakers! They also receive many compliments regarding how they look and sound. In this day and age with so many products getting smaller and smaller, the Model 14 is bigger and better. These are just large enough for my 20x20 foot room with vaulted ceilings. The Model 19's as rad as they are, are just plain huge. Great sounding they say.
Equipment I've used with the Altec's so far have been a Sansui G-7700, 8900ZDB, QRX-777; Concept 4.5D and 6.5, Sony STR-GX909ES, TA-F555ES; Yamaha RX-V1400, RX-V995, RX-1130, CX-1 preamp with a Sherwood AM-8500g power amp; and other various vintage receivers. They all sound fantastic when paired with the 14's, especially the Y&S combo and the Concept receivers. High damping factor makes a difference. Monster
Cheers-- to nice speakers.

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Update: The Model 14's are now connected to a Velodyne DPS-10 subwoofer, bringing 28Hz-35Hz that were previously unavailable with the way my rig was. The Velodyne and Altec's match nicely. The overall sound is pure joy. Cheers to bass.

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Hi there, I have a pair of 14s that I just finished modding. It takes them to a whole new level, and it is pretty easy even if you don't really know what you are doing. The original modification was done by the guys in the Georgia audio society and Pax Innovation who are very helpful if you have any questions. Below, if you are imterested, are the four parts of the relevant blog posts as well as one about the dbx driverack pa2 which they, and now I, use as an external crossover.

And yes cheers to nice speakers!

http://www.audiophilenirvana.com/audiophile-equipment-reviews/altec-lans...

http://www.audiophilenirvana.com/audiophile-equipment-reviews/altec-lans...

http://www.audiophilenirvana.com/audiophile-equipment-reviews/dbx-driver...

http://www.audiophilenirvana.com/audiophile-equipment-reviews/altec-lans...

http://www.audiophilenirvana.com/audiophile-equipment-reviews/altec-lans...

re: 14

I read the complete article and almost all the others on the website. Very informative and well done. Thank you.

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