The new Alec was developed out of a company mission to design a floor standing speaker with a compact footprint (40.5”H x 15” W at bottom x 8.5” W at top x 12.5”D) that creates a natural—and neutral—listening experience that accurately conveys each performing artist’s sonic vision. Lifelike sonics and a natural soundstage immerse the listener in music, whether placed in a spacious home or an urban dweller’s apartment. The Alec achieves unparalleled sonic realism and spatial accuracy that far exceeds what may be expected from its already outstanding measurements.
Alta Audio’s 5.75” neodymium magnet ribbon tweeter is responsible for the Alec’s natural and detailed high-frequency response. Likewise, the 8.75” woofer’s tuning parameters are coupled to the unique cabinet design, resulting in infrasonic (floor-moving) bass—and refined cohesion between the Alec’s pure aluminum ribbon tweeter and XTL* Bass (patent pending) woofer.
Alta’s proprietary XTL* Bass (patent pending) tuning system relies on specialized sonic geometry to tune Alec’s cabinets like fine musical instruments, for bass response that is clear, fast, deep, and powerful. To ensure the cabinet is free of resonances or vibrations that cloud and distort music, Alta Audio’s exclusive DampHard multi-layered, multi-density material extends the clarity of the bass while maintaining the overall dimensionality of the music.
*Extended Transmission Line—Alta Audio’s proprietary technology that applies sonic geometry to tune speaker cabinets as if they are musical instruments, delivering an accurate, fast, and powerful low frequency response.
Height: 39 inches, 40.5 inches with spikes
Width: 8.5 inches at top, 15 inches at bottom
Depth: 10.5 inches at top, 12.5 inches at bottom
Weight: 75 lbs ea.
– One 5 3/4 inch ribbon tweeter
– One 8 3/4 inch midrange woofer
Sensitivity: 93 dB / 2.83 Volts @
Frequency response: 32Hz to 47kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Requirements: 50 to 150 Watts per channel
Alta XTL Bass with DampHard faceplate
Price: $9,000/pr. in Piano Black finish, $10,000/pr. for Beechwood or Rosewood High Gloss
Glenn Young, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Sept 2020 –
“I must confess, I’ve never heard any other speaker for ANY price do as many good things as does the Alta Audio Alec. When you consider the engineering, the construction, and the sound, I think that I have no choice but to recommend the Alecs to you, if you can afford them.” Glenn Young, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Sept 2020