DID YOU KNOW?
The first application of loudspeakers was for use in telephones? Johann Philipp Reis installed an electric loudspeaker in his telephone in 1861. It could reproduce clear tones as well as reproduce muffled speech. The first practical moving-coil (dynamic) loudspeakers arrived half a century later. Peter L. Jensen and Edwin Pridham introduced them in 1915 in Napa, California. In 1937, the first film industry-standard loudspeaker system, introduced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Altec Lansing introduced the 604 loudspeaker in 1943. His "Voice of the Theatre" loudspeaker system began selling in 1945. In 1954, Edgar Villchur created the acoustic suspension principle of loudspeaker design. This was important during the transition to stereo recording and reproduction. He and his partner Henry Kloss formed the Acoustic Research. The company manufactured and marketed speaker systems using this principle.
Today, use of loudspeakers go beyond professional studio or film applications. Consumer-grade speakers of all types are abundant in today's market. From the audiophile enthusiast to the casual listener, there is something for everybody. The best budget bookshelf speakers offer improved sound over cheap speakers. The best bookshelf speakers offer high fidelity sound at reasonable prices. With the slow phasing out of the 3.5mm headphone jack, people are turning to wireless solutions. Wireless headphones are becoming more popular as well as Bluetooth speakers. These remove the need for wires while still offering a sound of high quality. Sound that even a discerning ear can appreciate.
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