Analyze This

Analyze This

Written by Frank Doris


Not much is known about this early M&K three-piece satellite/subwoofer system (pictured above and below) found at Audio Classics, but it looks and sounds very cool.


Here’s a side view of the system’s simple, elegant lines.


And here’s the system’s V-1B subwoofer. Photos by Howard Kneller, from The Audio Classics Collection.


A magic mirror television, 20 super-powered tubes, an FM/AM radio and the ability to play the sensational new long-play records? Admiral offered quite the audio trifecta in 1948.


It’s not a prop from The Outer Limits (or maybe it is)…it’s the mighty Antennalyzer! Radio Craft magazine, May 1946.


We’ve seen this Calypso portable phonograph before in Audio Anthropology in a different 1950s Motorola ad, but who can resist hi-fi in fiber glass?


Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on YouTube (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller). He also posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).

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