November 1957 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
While reading this vintage
Electro-Voice hi-fi speaker promotion from a 1957 issue of Radio-Electronics
magazine, the thought occurred to me that reconstituting that practice of offering
products for sale in kit form could help solve at least three problems we have these
days: high product costs, lack of knowledge and ability by most people for building
material things and understanding how they work, and a shortage of workers willing
to do factory jobs. With inflation in the 9% and up range, and government handouts
removing the necessity of being a productive citizen by providing handouts, not
only are formerly easily procured products difficult to obtain, but the prices are
rising outrageously fast.
and other electronics products companies had a good idea that endured up through
the 1980's, until manufacturing made a mass exodus from the U.S. to offshore venues
in order to drive prices down. Americans lost good jobs that paid a decent wage
while citizens of China and other countries did the work instead for compensation
that barely paid for food, clothing, and shelter. Many were, and many still are,
virtual slaves at the mercy of Communist dictatorships.
For Hi-Fi on a Budget, Follow the Electro-Voice
Building Block Plan
Start with your basic speaker and improve your compatible E-V high-fidelity system
one economical step at a time by adding Electro-Voice Speaker Building Blocks.
Here, we've started with an SP12 - 12-inch coaxial driver. Later, you add BB2
- a T35 very-high-frequency driver, X36 crossover and AT37 level control with wiring
harness. BB2, Net $50. Still later, augment with the BB4-to smooth and disperse
treble range, it includes T25A treble driver, with 8HD horn, a second crossover
- 800-cps X8 - and a second AT37 level control with wiring harness. BB4, Net $114.
Build Your Own E-V Speaker Enclosure with a Pre-Cut, Pre-Cleated 'Do-It-Yourself'
There's no thrill like building your own speaker enclosure! Economize on your
hi-fi system without sacrificing quality by assembling an E-V knock down kit of
Korina plywood. Korina is of highest quality, naturally light in color, harder than
mahogany, allows finishing to match any shade. There are seven models to choose
Shown disassembled is E-V's KD6 kit. Assemble it and you have a duplicate of
our factory-built Aristocrat enclosure of folded horn corner design for use with
12-inch drivers or separate multi-way systems. KD6, Net $39.
For all the facts about Electro-Voice 'Listeneered' high-fidelity components,
see your distributor and write for complete details.
Electro-Voice, Inc. Buchannan, Michigan
Export: 13 East 40th Street, New York 16, U.S.A. Cables: ARLAB
Posted July 28, 2022