Other Amps

What have I got here?

1

Obviously a pair SS amps, a guy gave them to me, Peerless Altec Lansing iron. Any worth?

2

They're worth nothing ship them to me free of charge.

3

There seems to be cleaner looking ones on Ebay under $100, maybe pretty common.

4

I've got a power amp like that as well as well as an Altec mixer/preamp. That one you've got looks like it had spent time as a boat anchor. That gear was state of the art in 1960.

5

The other one is a bit cleaner, but yeah, it was free so it is what it is.

6

Price is right. Mine were headed for the dumpster.

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Note that, even though solid-state, they have output transformers. They're actually finicky about speaker impedance too, and they have a tendency to oscillate if you don't match impedances. They're for sound systems....not terribly HiFi, but very tough. I once had a customer who used a pair of them for his bass rig. I can't remember what he used for a preamp, but he had me recap them and add rotary switches for impedance selection. Altec made some really great sounding audio gear, but unfortunately these were just well-built commercial PA units.

8

I can't make out the model number, but if they're the same as mine, they're 50 WRMS amps.


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