*Chapter 28 of Resurrection is now available to read here.
When North Carolina resident, Randy Crowell first sent me the picture of his innovation I was taken aback. I mean, it looks wild and whacky, right? A French horn powered by an iPhone.
But the more I read, the more I became impressed.
This is the spirit of innovation, a spirit I applaud and encourage.
Here’s Randy’s story:
“I became interested in vintage radios several years ago, restoring some and converting others to Bluetooth devices. About the same time, I started tinkering with passive horn amplifiers for use with cell phones. I happened to come across a french horn in an antique shop, held my cell phone speaker up to the mouthpiece and was blown away by the volume and fidelity it produced with that tiny phone speaker. I bought the french horn, brought it home and with plumbing fittings turned it into a beautiful passive amplifier that sounds better than any I have heard. Doing some research I found that most french horns have about 14 feet of tubing that ends in a 15 inch bell. I know this is the reason for the massive volume and fidelity increase.