Altec Lansing invented the first DUPLEX® Loudspeaker System in 1941 (some sources say 1943 - we're really not sure). Called the "601", it was of the field-coil type and included a small-format HF compression driver mounted to a 12" low frequency loudspeaker with a hole bored through the pole piece of the woofer which connected to a 2 x 3 multicellular horn. Thus began the famous DUPLEX® series of loudspeakers. In 1944, the first of the world-renown ALTEC "604" series of DUPLEX®Loudspeakers (left) was introduced. It utilized a new, permanent magnetic structure of Alnico V, had a 15" low frequency......
Great Plains Audio was born out of the Altec Lansing corporation in 1998. It carries forward the loudspeaker design and manufacturing tradition that began with Western Electric in the early 20th century. Great Plains Audio is the only place where the legendary Western Electric/Altec Lansing sound reproduction technologies live on.
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Oklahoma, USA, 73127