Altec Lansing A7

Published by Bogdan Alex, on March 20th, 2008, in the categories: Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing is considered to be among the pioneers in the sound industry and it succeeded in proving this with their PC speaker range. They also manufacture some hi-fi speakers for home theatre setups and many other sound-related products. Looking for something sensational in their home theatre range, I discovered the A7 loudspeaker.


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The guys from Altec Lansing claim the A7 is manufactured in the classical way using the vacuum tube amplification technology. In order to deliver crystal clear sound, the A7 speakers feature drivers that contain powerful magnetic structures, precisely spaced magnetic gaps and optimal material selections. All audio drivers are either model 515 LF, integrating edgewise wound copper-clad aluminum ribbon wire in the voice coil, or model 902 HF driver, which uses copper ribbon wire.

Moreover, the 902 HF driver uses the Altec Tangerine Radial Phase Plug and the hydraulically formed aluminum HF diaphragm with tangential compliance. The cabinets are hand made from durable, sonically excellent 13-layer Baltic Birch plywood.

The acoustical capabilities of the A7 design are outstanding. Although they are capable of only 200W RMS, a combination of the bass reflex and horn enclosure offers proven superior quality in sound reproduction. The advantages of the extended bass response of the bass reflex enclosure, coupled to a short, radiating exponentially formed front loaded horn without folds, further extends the low bass range. The overall lasting impression in completed with a Voice of the Theatre rugged black splatter finish.

If you truly are the adept of the classical look and sound of HQ speakers, you can get these for about $6100 per loudspeaker.
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One comment on “Altec Lansing A7

  • CLUB TIME said on 01/01/2009:

    THOSE A7`S ARE DISCO CLUB BOXES ..
    THEY HAD 604W BOTTOMS..

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