How to Create a High-Def speaker for under a buck. (in Off-topic)
November 18 2007 1:26 PM EST
Bose is *not* high-def.
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.
November 18 2007 2:53 PM EST
bose is definitely not high definition...
November 18 2007 3:20 PM EST
What do you crazy foreigners think is "High-Def", then?
November 18 2007 3:36 PM EST
High price. Reasonable def.
November 18 2007 3:41 PM EST
/me is tempted to try it.
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"?
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:
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...
November 19 2007 11:06 AM EST
Ah, interesting PDF, NS! Intel defining audio specifications...hm... *smile* Thanks for the link!
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?
November 19 2007 5:49 PM EST
Stephen, only one way.. Try it yourself!
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.
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.
November 19 2007 7:37 PM EST
Marantz + Totem
Rega + Tannoy
try it, buy it, love it, be owned by it :D
November 19 2007 7:38 PM EST
Though, that's not available for under a buck... alas ;)
My brother tried it yesterday, with absolutely no results. Bummer :(
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.
I do not know who she is, but i'm sure his music is worse!
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