How to Create a High-Def speaker for under a buck. (in Off-topic)

Unappreciated Misnomer November 18 2007 1:17 PM EST

take that Bose.


bartjan November 18 2007 1:26 PM EST

Bose is *not* high-def.

iBananco [Blue Army] November 18 2007 1:46 PM EST

Fake. For starters, where's the other wire? Secondly, since there's no permanent magnet, the only way this speaker could work is via capacitance. There's nothing else metallic inside the plate. Or right outside, for that matter. Finally, aluminum foil is extremely stiff and couldn't create "high-def" sound.

AdminShade November 18 2007 2:53 PM EST

bose is definitely not high definition...

SNK3R November 18 2007 3:20 PM EST

What do you crazy foreigners think is "High-Def", then?

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 18 2007 3:26 PM EST

Well this is high-def

bartjan November 18 2007 3:36 PM EST

High price. Reasonable def.

48Zach November 18 2007 3:41 PM EST

/me is tempted to try it.

QBsutekh137 November 19 2007 10:39 AM EST

Is there even a real definition for aural "high-def"?

And I'm not talking about the kooks who wrap their cables in bubble-wrap to make the sound more "flowy". While I am sure such idiots would love to tell me the definition of "high-def", is there a real metric that is used, ala visual high-def (where resolution is a key metric).

I guess my question boils down to to: How is "resolution" defined in aural terms, thereby defining "high-def"?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 19 2007 10:48 AM EST

AdminNightStrike November 19 2007 11:03 AM EST

Hi-fi is a little different than Hi-def. High definition audio is essentially "level 2" in terms of what high fidelity was to audio. Intel wrote a specification for it:

QBsutekh137 November 19 2007 11:05 AM EST

High fidelity, yes... High-def, no (the string "def" is nowhere on that page).

I know the various methodologies and such to consider something "high fidelity", but that is a far cry from a real "high definition", er, definition.

Using the term "high-def" in the audio world sounds like market-speak to me... Though, I guess digital sampling rate is akin to video resolution...

QBsutekh137 November 19 2007 11:06 AM EST

Ah, interesting PDF, NS! Intel defining audio *smile* Thanks for the link!

Stephen November 19 2007 5:47 PM EST

Unfortunately the hi-def sound from the YouTube video is played through my crappy laptop speakers, so how can I tell if it's any good?

48Zach November 19 2007 5:49 PM EST

Stephen, only one way.. Try it yourself!

drudge November 19 2007 5:51 PM EST

stephen....if you think tin foil, one paper plate and one shiny penny will sound better than the speakers you are using then you need to send all your money to char, "dead presidents". thanks.

Stephen November 19 2007 5:53 PM EST

I don't have any money left. I spent it on one each of the Bose speakers to see which one sounded the best.

AdminShade November 19 2007 7:37 PM EST

Marantz + Totem


Rega + Tannoy

try it, buy it, love it, be owned by it :D

AdminShade November 19 2007 7:38 PM EST

Though, that's not available for under a buck... alas ;)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 19 2007 9:56 PM EST

My brother tried it yesterday, with absolutely no results. Bummer :(

NSFY November 20 2007 9:08 AM EST

Monsieur Ash, Nov 19
"My brother tried it yesterday, with absolutely no results. Bummer :("

My dog says it was working fine but your brother should play something other than Hanna Montana.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 20 2007 1:15 PM EST

I do not know who she is, but i'm sure his music is worse!
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