View Full Version : Altec Lansing M Series or PG Rsd65cs

11-26-2007, 01:15 AM
Was looken through the closet the other day and found a box with some of my old system in it. 2 Alpine 3548 amps, Celestion 15" Sub, and a Altec Lansing M series comp set. The Altec Lansing set has the 5 1/4" M514 Mids, TW1 tweeters, and the ALC5 crossovers. I'm thinken about putting a system in my truck but I'm on a tight budget and can't decide if I should put the Altec Lansing comp set in or wait and get a set of PG Rsd65cs. If I decide to wait and get the Rsd65cs will the Alpine 3548 have enough power to push the Rsd65cs? How much of a difference will there be between the Altecs and the rsd65cs. The Altec Lansing comps almost look brand new.

The Altec Mids are showen 50 Watts Nominal and 100 Watts Max @4ohm. The Alpine 3548 is showen [email protected] .. [email protected] .. [email protected] Its going in a 97' Dodge ram ext cab. I bought some adapters for the doors to fit 5 1/4 or 6.5 mids, not sure where to put tweeters though. Anyone know if there's a writeup on where to put the tweeters, or where theres some pics of installs in trucks that shows where to place them?

11-26-2007, 01:38 AM
Altec Lansing makes what now?

I'd like to see a link to this.

11-26-2007, 01:50 AM
Was looken through the closet the other day and found a box with some of my old system in it.

Their old school comps.

11-26-2007, 01:54 AM
The Altecs are very good quality comps ...you'll be pleased with the overall SQ ...go ahead and use them...and save some money :)

Gary S
11-26-2007, 01:57 AM
Whoa, those Altecs are at least 13 years old... they have not made car speakers since that time.

Back in the early 90s, they were some of the best bang for the buck speakers available. I'm more familiar with the top of the line carbon fiber comps, I used to run them until the foam surrounds finally deteriorated around 2001. The ones you have are the lower line comps.

Those speakers that you have should have a poly cone midbass, if I remember correctly. Are the midbass driver baskets steel or cast aluminum? I believe the tweeter is a metal PEI hard dome (silver color)... can you confirm this, or can you post a pic of the tweeter?

Believe it or not, I saw a set of the speakers you have new in the box on a store shelf only two years ago.

11-26-2007, 01:59 AM
i have a couple of Altec Lansing amps I may hook up....

Gary S
11-26-2007, 02:16 AM
I don't even remember the car amps. I know they had matching carbon fiber subs, and home speakers with the same type of carbon drivers in them. They were one of the few companies I've ever seen list speaker distortion specs... I think the distortion was 3% - supposedly very good for speakers.

11-26-2007, 02:24 AM
I have 2 sets of the 5 1/4 componets mine are the Medalion series....I also have an Altec trunk mount EQ a pretty nice piece....

11-26-2007, 02:44 AM
run em til you get tha green for new shtuff

11-26-2007, 08:45 PM
I don't have a camera but gonna see if I can get someone to take a few pics with their phone. The tweeters are black, not sure what the tweeters or mids are made of though. I found one of my Altec Lansing ALS52.1 5 1/4" 2 way also, 30W Nominal 60W max @4ohm. Aye their old school comps, not sure how long ago I packedem away but they been sitten awhile lol.