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What sounds like a 15" Altec 421?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by X Wolf, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    I once owned a 1970 SVT head with two V4B 215 cabinets loaded with 2-15" Altec 421's in each cab. They sounded big and warm and very "musical". I also had an Altec 421 in my Fliptop B15S around the same time which also sounded amazingly good. I should also add that I put about ten years of touring and recording on these speakers and never once had one fail even though they were only 100w speakers.

    My question is: If you remember these long out of production speakers, can anyone please tell me which currently available speaker sounds most like them?

  2. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Two V4B cabs? Wow! For the uninformed they were almost twice the depth of an Acoustic 360. I had one with a Sunn 2000s head in a rig with an SVT cab with a Marshall Major head and a Leslie 147. Those were the days.
  3. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    I don't know, but I do know there are very few drivers that are heavier!