Showing posts with label Karlson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Karlson. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Low in Size Hi in Fi

Here is a mini Karlson. I wonder if PWK would have flashed a mini BS Button?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Origins of the BullShit Button

PWK tired of the wild claims by competitors and took them to task at trade shows and snail mail. Eventually he simply put a Bullshit button inside the lapel of his jacket. When he heard bogus claims he just gave them a flash and walked off. This isn't very surprising as PWK would also discuss issues with his ministers after church if he felt they were wrong. There are some great stories about PWK at Church.

This is the straw that broke the camels back the Karlson. It was advertised flat + - 2db from 20hz to 20,000hz in 1955. Klipsch bought a Karlson and measured it at Hope. The results of course show that they earned a BullShit button and far from as advertised. I'm sure Jim Hunter at Klipsch has the correspondence between PWK and Karlson. I'd love to read those exchanges.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Corner Labrinth Transducer

This is an interesting critter. It meets my first criteria in a speaker which is that it isn't small but it could be bigger still. I have severe distaste for small speakers. If you want it to sound real make it big. If you want it to sound like a speaker make it small. Ok sorry for the rant there. This looks like a missing link or like a bunch of speakers went to an orgy and this came out as a backloaded cornerhorn karson looking thingy.

Fulmer's patent is here

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Karson Speaker Enclosures

I've seen Karlson speakers a few times but have yet to hear a pair. They certainly look cool. These ads I found posted on various sites and which is a great resourse. The Karson boasts high effeciency and low distortion which is a great thing.

This Karlson is in the Klipsch Audio History Museum which is a must see for any audio technology fan.