1. Time for some upgrades in server hardware and software to enhance security and take AK to the next level. Please contribute what you can to sales@audiokarma.org at PayPal.com - Thanks from the AK Team
    Dismiss Notice

Speakers built by NASA rocket scientist...on CL

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by slowpat, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. slowpat

    slowpat Slowly but surely.... Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Leland47 and awillia6 like this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. peerson

    peerson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    725
    Location:
    Kansas City area
    Yes, But would you buy a Rocket from a Speaker Scientist?
     
    nj pheonix and slowpat like this.
  3. dbxdx5

    dbxdx5 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,801
    Those are supposed to put out propulsive bass, with stratospheric highs.
     
  4. spark1

    spark1 Super Member

    Messages:
    1,478
    Location:
    The Great Midwest
    I have a set of speakers once owned by a brain surgeon. That should really boost their value.
     
    nj pheonix likes this.
  5. Leland47

    Leland47 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,604
    They look good .....maybe he left room for a mid in between?
     
  6. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

    Messages:
    13,294
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I would think woofer low to reinforce bass and tweeter up high to bring it to ear level and help imaging.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. KiM3Ce

    KiM3Ce AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,075
    Location:
    Arizona
    Nice tidy wiring job!
     
    Dazaa and Ohighway like this.
  8. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Press to MECO. Press to MECO ...

    They'd make a nice match for my Hughes AK100 maybe. Also built by rocket scientists with wayyyyy too much time to kill ...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    PS ... I see one potential flaw in the design - looks to be a closed box, but some pretty good gaps around the cable exit? Then again, nothing a lump of caulk wouldn't fix ...

    Oh. And does anybody recognize the crossover? Looks to be an off the shelf kit ...
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
    UncleBingo likes this.
  9. KiM3Ce

    KiM3Ce AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,075
    Location:
    Arizona
    sKiZo likes this.
  10. elcoholic

    elcoholic Jet Fuel Genius Subscriber

    Messages:
    15,145
    Location:
    Fountain Valley, CA
    It doesn’t. I had a draftswoman whose hubby was a rocket fuel scientist at JPL. She was always sharing tales of how utterly useless he was around the house.
     
    CT_Ohio, UncleBingo and slowpat like this.
  11. SaSi

    SaSi Seriously Illogical Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,174
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    I have built a couple of speakers and I'm a metallurgical engineer turned programmer. Does that account for anything?
     
    UncleBingo likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. cartop

    cartop Super Member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Location:
    Worcester Mass.
    I bet you they sound Out of this world............;)
     
  13. UncleBingo

    UncleBingo AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,120
    Jon Dahlquist was a NASA guy...
     
  14. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

    Messages:
    6,444
    Location:
    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    I guess it depends on what they sound like....
     
  15. UncleBingo

    UncleBingo AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,120
    Sounds like he had a system all worked out !
     
    Bill Ferris and elcoholic like this.
  16. Tommy_B

    Tommy_B Active Member

    Messages:
    451
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Had to laugh when I first saw the subject line of the thread ... my first thought was "hey, I'm now an engineer at an aerospace company, so maybe I could use that cred to design/sell speakers too". But then I remembered that I've been doing digital design my entire career, so maybe not. (Ooooh, but I could advertise my speakers as "digital ready" LOL)
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. Lavane

    Lavane AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    7,381
    Location:
    northern cal.
    I have a set of 15" woofers with alinco magnets that look exactly like those.
    Thay came out of a Magnavox console along with a set of horns. Those may not sound too bad. Probably pretty efficient too. 10wpc would be all you need.
     
  18. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

    Messages:
    13,294
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    That's what I thought.
     
  19. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    52,766
    Wasn't the erstwhile loudspeaker company Bugtussel owned/run by a neurosurgeon?
    Nope, but I was close -- a PhD neuroscientist. Thus did they have a model called Amygdala. :)

    http://stereotimes.com/speak032902.shtml

    [​IMG]
     
    elcoholic likes this.
  20. jim t

    jim t Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    839
    Location:
    n calif
    The wiring looks military spec.
     

Share This Page