Audio Database

846A Valencia

This speaker system became a bestseller as a representative model of Altec medium-size systems.

There are 2 types of 846A, the former and the latter, and the model was changed in 1970. Also, there were 2 kinds of variations of the cabinet, Altec original one and designated domestic type.

The previous term has the same configuration as A7 and 16 Ω specification.
A 38 cm cone type woofer 416A is mounted in the low range, and a horn type unit using a driver 806A and a horn 811B is mounted in the high range. The network uses N-800G, which is different from the configuration of N-800D of A7.

The latter half has the same configuration as A7-8 and has been changed to 8 Ω specification.
A 38 cm cone type woofer 416-8A is installed in the low range, a horn type unit using a driver 807-8A and a horn 811B is installed in the high range, and N801-8A is used for the network.

The cabinet uses 859A with a bass reflex system.
The exterior design uses a wooden lattice grill incorporating the pattern of 16th century decorative tiles in the Valencia region of Spain.

For the 846A, 880A (ValenciaII type) and 883A (ValenciaIII type) were sold separately as the best matching center cabinet, and they were designed so that a stereo ensemble system could be constructed by combining them.
The 883A has a walnut hand finish and has space for tuner, amplifier, record player, tape recorder and record.

Model Rating
Type Method 2-Way, 2-Speaker, Bass Reflex System, Floor Type
Format First semester Late stage
Units Used Low band 38 cm cone type (416A) 38 cm cone type (416 to 8 a)
High pass Horn Type (806A + 811B) Horn Type (807-8A + 811B)
Network N-800G N801-8A
Cabinet 859A
Impedance 16 Ω 8 Ω
Frequency characteristic - 35 Hz to 20 kHz
Input 30W (rated) 50W (Allowable Input)
Crossover frequency 800Hz(12dBoct)
External dimensions Width 700x Height 760x Depth 490 mm
Weight - -
Sold Separately : Center Cabinet 883A
External dimensions Width 2,520x Height 760x Depth 490 mm