Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Attraction

Written by Frank Doris

A pair of Mariah Acoustics speakers. Manufactured in Arkville, New York, these were made in the 1980s, according to an old forum post from the original owner. A few models were available.


Can anyone identify which model this is?


Photos by Howard Kneller, courtesy of The Audio Classics Collection.


Listening to the Super Magnetic Series is a safe bet, according to this 1955 Philips ad.


It came from the Sears catalog! This Silvertone Medalist vacuum-tube integrated amplifier featured two 6BQ5/EL84 power tubes. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Joe Haupt.


Well, at least it used to be big business. Radio and Television News, March 1951.


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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