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John J.R. Bogle

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Re: Martin Sound Products
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 12:29:46 am »

There was also McGee radio sales, I think in Missouri with lots of great things including speakers.  Popular Electronics and some other magazines would post speaker plans with references to the parts at McGee.  I remember the $10 bookshelf speaker, built of pine 1 x 8.  To keep the whole thing under budget, instead of buying stain and varnish, they used paste shoe polish.  They actually looked and sounded great.
If you like old catalogs have you seen this:
http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/catalog_directory.html

Whoa I'm really old. I personally remember when it was Allied Radio Shack (before Tandy bought them :).
Oh gosh I see those old catalogs in the link. I could sit for hours (sometimes on the toilet :)) and dream about making my own custom "Hi Fi" setup. Cool memories :)
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Lee Buckalew

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Re: Martin Sound Products
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 07:51:17 am »

There was also McGee radio sales, I think in Missouri with lots of great things including speakers.  Popular Electronics and some other magazines would post speaker plans with references to the parts at McGee.  I remember the $10 bookshelf speaker, built of pine 1 x 8.  To keep the whole thing under budget, instead of buying stain and varnish, they used paste shoe polish.  They actually looked and sounded great.
If you like old catalogs have you seen this:
http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/catalog_directory.html

The first set of speakers that I built was a kit from McGee. 
They were 3 way satellites with a single, dual voice coil 12" sub.  They sounded good and had great, although not high output, LF extension. 
If I remember correctly all of the raw speaker drivers were Eminence brand.

Lee
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Scott Hofmann

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Re: Martin Sound Products
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 09:36:17 am »

The first set of speakers that I built was a kit from McGee. 
They were 3 way satellites with a single, dual voice coil 12" sub.  They sounded good and had great, although not high output, LF extension. 
If I remember correctly all of the raw speaker drivers were Eminence brand.

Lee
Back when I was in high school in the 1960's, we lived about 90 miles from Kansas City, and every once in a while my dad would drive me to McGee Radio on McGee St. in downtown KC to pick up parts for speaker projects I was working on. While one of the counter men took my list to pick all the items from the warehouse, I would excitedly spend the time looking thru all of the closeouts and specials in the "show room" while my dad patiently waited thru all of this. It was quite the event back then.
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Re: Martin Sound Products
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 01:24:15 pm »

Back when I was in high school in the 1960's, we lived about 90 miles from Kansas City, and every once in a while my dad would drive me to McGee Radio on McGee St. in downtown KC to pick up parts for speaker projects I was working on. While one of the counter men took my list to pick all the items from the warehouse, I would excitedly spend the time looking thru all of the closeouts and specials in the "show room" while my dad patiently waited thru all of this. It was quite the event back then.

+1 for patient Dad's.  Mine was one, RIP.  Not only did he suffer through countless hamfests, Olson Electronics,  Lafayette, Computerland, Byte Shop and of course Rat Shack but when I was 11 years old he learned code and earned his Novice Amateur Radio License with me.  He was not a technical guy but he went through every class.  He was a supportive guy.

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