Originally Posted by Curt Palme
I was going to post that I think the first, if not, then at least an early adopter of coax speakers was the Altec 604s. Very much in demand on the collector's market..
That's pretty much the way I remember it too and happy they are still worth at least what I paid for them.
The 604-8G was Altec's attempt at breaking into the ''hi-end'' stereo market. They took their best pro-monitor and dropped it into a fine looking wood box and they were in business.
It's what started me on my long speaker journey.
From those high efficiency speakers I went straight to low efficiency Magnaplaners of one model or another for the next 30 some odd years and wound up with Aerial Mdl. 9's a couple of years back. So now it's a low effeciancy box for me, but it all starts with that pro speaker.
There would be NO Ultra high-end forum to be a grump on dicey without speakers like the Altec 604 as far as I'm concerned!
So Steve missed a half century old design somehow and pointed it out, big deal. That's why a little history of how we got here to begin with is important. We all come here to learn this stuff in part, at least I do.
The high-end didn't just appear out of nowhere and alot of great, seamingly new designs are as old as dirt.
[steps off soapbox]