The vintage Altec Lansing 832A Corona’s arrived from LA Jazz Audio this morning via R+L Carriers, who were very helpful and polite, and brought the pallet with the Corona’s right up to my front door for easy unpacking -great service!
LA Jazz Audio did a nice packing job, and I was able to quickly remove the outer packing materials to reveal the speakers inside.
The speakers were carefully wrapped and shipped upside down to ensure there was no damage to the wood cabinet legs.
After removing all the padding and wrapping one vintage 832A loudspeaker was revealed!
I hooked them up with some Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables and we gave them their first listen.
The vintage Altec’s acquitted themselves quite well, especially considering we were just giving them a quick check to make sure everything was working ok after their long trip.
George, Ron, Pete, and Rahul stopped by to give me a hand for the unpacking party – thanks guys!
We moved the Westminster’s aside so we could get a little better placement for the Corona’s, and it yielded substantial gains in sonics & musicality – very promising!
To get vintage Altec’s really singing a crossover-ectomy is required, and Pete Riggle already has been doing some crossover calculations to see what it would take to adapt the Hiraga crossover design to an 800Hz crossover point (Rev 0 is below).
I’ll continue to play them for a while in the main music system for a little fun & games, then they’ll move into my bedroom system until their turn comes up in the crossover queue!
It’s been a while since I’ve had such a “small” pair of loudspeakers in my living room system!
I’ll have much more to say about the vintage Altec 832A Corona loudspeakers in the near future!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and may the tone be with you!