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altec 1608a

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by blue 7, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. blue 7

    blue 7 Guest

    I recently aquired an altec 1608a and was wondering if anyone had any information on this piece. I was hoping to use it as a mic pre... any info would be great
  2. jahtao

    jahtao Guest

    Dude try http://www.prodigy-pro/forum they be some bad ass mo' fo's tell you everythin' about that biaych everythin'
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    well said
  4. blue 7

    blue 7 Guest

    link goes no where
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member


    Altec 1608a
    ? :?
    can't find at the usual suspects


    but no 1608 ... what is it ?
  6. blue 7

    blue 7 Guest

    it's actualy a pa mixer, it has 5 mic inputs. I was hoping to use it as a mic pre...but I don't realy know much about it
  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    you will find another thread here or at the other place about a small Altec Mic mixer.

    The mod was to fit an output trafo to each channel as a direct out.

    I think the other unit has an EQ section on it's output and the owner chose to use this section for just one of the Micpres.

    ... big leap of faith here
    as I haven't seen your unit or schematic ...
    4 channels of Mic-pre direct out with purchase of 4 trafos and a few OP connectors etc.
    Convert 1 channel to drive the existing output only.

    did I make a complete fool or myself ?
    someone will chime in soon and tell us the 1608a is a passive mic mixer with a solid-state make-up amp and not a tube in sight.
  8. blue 7

    blue 7 Guest

    not to sure but there are no tubes that I do know

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