GPA New Alnico 604-8E Duplex!

Discussion in 'High Efficiency' started by marantzfan, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. marantzfan

    marantzfan Administrator Staff Member

  2. Punker X

    Punker X Junior Member

    Hate to see what the price is? A while back they had new 8G's with alinco drivers. Now it looks like they took those motors and put the current HIII horn on them.
     
  3. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    That's no Heresy III horn...
     
  4. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    And would it kill GPA to put prices on their offerings?
     
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  5. Ernie

    Ernie Activated

    Apparently, it would, yes.
     
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  6. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Imagine your price, and put another zero at the end ( but before the decimal point) :)
     
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  7. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I should say that I don't begrudge GPA a penny of the price of their goods or their services! Dollar for dollar (and, yes, I understand they've recently had a substantial price increase) the GPA drivers still seem to me to be a veritable bargain in modern hifi.

    I figure any fine pair of loudspeakers under $10k (all in) are cheap in the spectrum of hifi loudspeakers in the Year of Our Loud 2018.

    :)
     
  8. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    So who’s buying a set to put them up against all the variants we have?:D
     
  9. Punker X

    Punker X Junior Member

    Thought just crossed my mind to call Bill and for price is and what and if my H III's have a trade in value? Tax returns are not that far off.
     
  10. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    I'm ashamed to say I've never heard an Altec 604.
     
  11. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    you're outta here!

    ;)

    no, but seriously, you should experience them, or another good coax, if you haven't.
    You won't, from my perspective, find much better MR than that produced by the classic Duplexes. Full stop. :)
     
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  12. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    Anyone in the Seattle-ish area with a set who'll let me take a listen? :)
     
  13. My first high-efficiency speaker was a GPA 604-8H II with the standard GPA crossover. I built a JE Labs style open baffle and drove them with 300B SE amps. Unfortunately they never pushed the right buttons for me. I had plans all set for building a set of large MLTL cabinets but ended up selling the drivers instead. I do understand the appeal of the 604, and I strongly suspect a vintage 604 would sound better than the GPA version. However, I could never get over what I heard as some sort of roughness and a dip in the response in the crossover region. Also, despite the "point source" advantage of the 604 coaxial design, it was not as coherent as my Jensen P15LL/802/32 speakers.
     
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  14. I've never heard 604s either but I've been intrigued by them for a long time. Unfortunately, I'm at the stage now where I'm trying to move away from big speakers. Still, if I were to run across a pair for the right price....
     
  15. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    easy-peasy!
    Lafayette's got ya covered!

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    ;)
     
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  16. Lafayette is Your One Dependable Source for Everything.
     
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  17. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    I do have a set of Pioneer PIM-8L mechanical two-ways (aka Lafayette SK98)...
     
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  18. Hey, I have a pair of those too. Fairly sure there're also some SK-58s around here somewhere.
     
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  19. John Frum

    John Frum Junior Member

    Oh, come off it, you guys! This thread's been up for almost two days and not one of you has contacted GPA for a quote?!?!

    I call BS!
     
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  20. opa1

    opa1 Moderator Staff Member

    OK I called Bill. Right now the price of the driver is 2200.00 each. He said to wait because they are in the process of talking about the price range. They will be 8ohm. 16ohm at special request. They are also going to offer a XO for the "E's".
     
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