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 Post subject: Altec Film Sound Equipment
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2012 5:29 am 
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Hey there,

New here. Thought I'd share something I traded hard for recently. I work in film sound so naturally I collect old mics and sound equipment (besides radios, of course). This REEVESOUND unit is from about 1946. It uses five Altec A-420 preamps and one A-127A output amp. It can send line level audio to an optical recorder on stage or down the line to the amplifier rooms on the lot (in the old days). It has communications and also a speaker out. This unit is called a 'tea cart' with castors on the bottom to wheel between stages.

It works great and I've even used my WE 53A condenser mic through it a few times (with separate powering). Just wanted to share. And if anyone comes across things like this, let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: Altec Film Sound Equipment
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Here's the back.


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 Post subject: Re: Altec Film Sound Equipment
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2012 3:51 pm 
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She's got a nice rack! :shock:
However, I feel that anybody coming across things like that should definitely let me know. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Altec Film Sound Equipment
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mescalero wrote:
She's got a nice rack! :shock:
However, I feel that anybody coming across things like that should definitely let me know. :mrgreen:


Rest assured, that if I do, I will make a point of letting you know. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Altec Film Sound Equipment
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2012 5:48 am 
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If you visit New York City, you will enjoy looking at the movie and sound equipment and antique televisions at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/1 ... -screen-2/
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 Post subject: Re: Altec Film Sound Equipment
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2012 7:36 am 
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Interesting site. Several photos from the Ince studio in culver city. It's called the Culver Studios now. Just finished working on a show there. Too bad they didn't save the Lot of Fun--Hal Roach Studios which was just down the street. Such a shame.

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Ah, the old Reeves Soundcraft. I remember seeing lots of 1950's tv shows and movies that had "Reeves Soundcraft" in the credits.


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