View and Download Altec Lansing B operating and service instructions online. Altec Lansing Technologies B,B/SA Anniversary Series Power . Hey guys, I got a lead on an Altec Lansing stereo amp model B I can get for $ – is this a good price for this? I know AL tends to be pro. The B and B/SA Anniversary Series power amplifiers are identical except for the addition of precision stepped attenuators on the B/SA.
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Discussion in ‘ Dollars and Sense ‘ started by VistanceFeb 27, Log in or Sign up.
I know AL tends to be pro audio and documentation on this amp did show it could be used for auditoriums and the like, but I am curious as to if it is any good for home audio use at all? It is watts x 2 into 8 ohms or x 2 into 4 ohms and it can be bridged mono for into 8 ohms. I’m pretty sure it’s pro audio The look screams professional audiojust had to ask. It’s the first Altec Lansing anything I’ve ever found, pretty cool anyway!
VistanceFeb 27, Sounds like 9444 lotta watts for the money. Google is your friend. The B is one of the Anniversary Series amplifiers, which are very well regarded.
I have a A tucked away in a closet. Long story short, it’s a good amp. Sam CogleyFeb 27, West By God Virginnie. I’ve got a EV AP It’s a really great amp It’s going to be driving my JBL horns for a while until I can get some other tubes up and running.
Something worth noting though, looking on the back I 9444n see a standard RCA unbalanced input. But given the kinds of speakers people tend to use with amps like this, I don’t think it’s the kind of amp that would work well for what I have Your standard pretty modern 3-way setup that is relatively efficient. I 9444v the impression this amp wouldn’t be the kind of sound or amplifier style I’d like – no big deal as I did find some cool stuff at this same place, this was just an interesting thing I saw and didn’t know if it was something really desirable for the people with the old speakers who I know do like and want this kind of amp.
VistanceFeb 28, Sam CogleyFeb 28, Yes, it’s a pro amp, but it sounds just as good or better than any of your consumer amps out there.
B – Altec Lansing B – Audiofanzine
Just because an amp is a pro unit does not mean it isn’t “musical sounding”. It just means you have a fairly bulletproof amp that is meant for hard use and even abuse. Or buy new ones. Which ever you prefer.
As I said, the only real weakenss of this amps is, is that the fan on it is not the quietest out there. It’s not bad when you have music on, but with the music off, you can hear it faintly. I’ve bought and sold a lot of pro amps, any my EV Which is really the same Altec amp you are asking about is one amp I haven sold because it does sound so good. OH, as far as the Peavey PA amps. There are more than a couple people on this forum tat use them.
Altec Lansing 9444B User Manual
You might be really surprised at how many of us on this forum use pro amps in our homes 944b4 know Bowtie is one of them FWIW, the pro amps i use most at home were chosen mainly for their sound quality, durability and entry fee are pretty much bonuses. I guess I’m just trained from the people I deal with. None of them ever have or use pro amps and about the only people I do see using pro amps locally are those clowns with stuff like those Pyle Pro speakers and such The stuff with carpet for cabinets, huge port holes all over them and cheap pizeo tweeters who are interested in nothing more than how loud they can get.
That – combined with the general This Altec for example, with the ears on it for 9444bb mounting and the slots in the front for maximum air intake. My idea of amps has always been things like an Adcom, or NAD – and my idea of a wonderful amp being stuff like massive Krell, Bryston, Accuphase, Nakamichi PA-5 – stuff with big handles and huge fins.
Wasn’t meaning to offend anyone, I wasn’t aware that this opinion wasn’t relatively universal In my area the universal opinion alrec what I was just describing, pro audio doesn’t sound that good – so that’s all I’ve had to go on.
No one ever sells that kind of thing around here either, the Altec is the first pro power amp I’ve found. It would certianly go to say then that while these amps may sound fine then, that in my area it still might not make them easy sells if I upgrade to something else. I heart pro amps. Theres a pair of Altec b downstairs hooked up to EPI s. Im only using them till I can get my paws on some funky old things with horns.
You don’t say where you’re located but if it were near me I would certainly drop bones on it. I can sit you down in front of a pro system that will shame a hell of a lotta home systems and bring a hell of a smil to your face. Some people have to poo on the pro stuff to justify the fat cash they paid for their high dollar esoteric systems. Don’t get me wrong. I”ve heard some really fantastic super rich systems.
But I’ve heard pro systems that will give them a hell of a run for the money. Sorry to revive an ancient thread, but I was curious what the difference between the Altec Lansing A and B was? I found these specs: The B has a freq. What other differences are there?
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