Altec Lansing 419 - 8B , 420 A

Altec Lansing 419 - 8B , 420 A

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419 - 8B , 420 A, 12" loudspeaker from Altec Lansing.

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Altec Lansing 419 - 8B , 420 A tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
  • Model: 419 - 8B , 420 A
  • Category: 12" loudspeakers"
  • Added in our database on: 12/25/2006

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Altec Lansing 419 - 8B , 420 A user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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yannig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Altec Lansing 419 - 8B , 420 A
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
- For what purpose?

Following an article by Mr Marcoux (qubecquois audiophile and professional) in the journal the Audiophile, I DCID buy a pair of 419 or 420A. So I found the 420A (38cm so). To listen to music recorded at home, it is that I did not reconnatre t's.
I have long "tranquot; around Supravox, Fostex, some multi-channel HP and more conventional, but the sacred 420a are still functioning, a well must be 10 years now. I've paul s by supertweeter ribbon (please) above 14kHz, but it must be reconnatre these HPs are vritables wide-band, and have done everything coutables alone.

- What amp / What configuration? ...
The amp used is a tiny tube amp power (4W) quip of a tube of an extraordinary quality 2A3 "monoplaque" (the specialist in apprcieront).
J'coute in a while PEIT pice but diffrent tests showed me that an area of ​​30m ^ 2 eur will rev well.

Note that I had the opportunity to test other tube amplifiers "more conventional" (PP 6V6, Altec Schematic), and is well dbrouille dj trs. falls short is in the fine nuances, but the overall balance is guaranteed.

CHARACTERISTICS for I put 9. Such HP vritablement largebande 38cm default without particular has compltement remains exceptional.


The curve is rponse trslgrement down on amplifiers well suited (tubes without or with little trs against raction). Solo, it lacks a little extreme acute, but the treble is reproduced in good quality and trs suprieur lot of tweeters.

The image provides not what HP is really agable trs. The rponse impusionnelle is also excellent.

For the precision, no problem. It is not surgery (especially not: I hate a), and are dtails them. But it may be more important, the rproduction stamps, nuances, rhythm trs trs are high.
Often, it has globalized and "musical".

The macro dynamics are excellent for me, percussion, symphony orchestras, everything goes flawlessly.

Rating: 9 because some are still suprieurs Hps (Fertin example)


I use it now for 10 years of prs

What I like most is the musical gnrale. There normment effect "body" and "prsence".

Their default: paramtres of which require a large load trs (500 liters) or simply open (that's what I chose), and probably a great sensitivity the trs quality of electronic (but plutt a quality right?).
Recommended amplifier tubes, if not with the amp transistors (I tried a few) we end up with a sound a bit "harsh" in the mdium acute.
Relatively straightforward, but for me it plutt advantage: what you lose in comfort, it is largely returned DEFINITIONS.
For the price quality ratio is the opportunity. If we are lucky to find (in a good state of operation) is unbeatable.

No doubt.

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