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How a $300,000 Speaker is Made

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Oswalds Mill Audio makes $300,000 speakers from wood like ash, cherry, and walnut—plus slate and special cast iron. The sound quality is as good as the materials. Made is a series of simple, gorgeous short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are made, and honor the process and artisans behind them. ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Joseph Keys (8 hours ago)
"Nobody else makes loudspeakers using solid wood joinery construction. Not today. Not that I know ever." He REALLY didn't look very hard.
Alan Hilton (11 hours ago)
Total crap.....I have a pair of reference kefs that are made of wood....not that MDF crap.
Joey Griffin (12 hours ago)
Taylor guitars are better in my opinion. It's all preference in tone though.
brendan makes videos (13 hours ago)
This is amazing
apiece ofdirt (15 hours ago)
Why not just gold this stuff. I mean 98% of the cost of these things is the manufacturing.
gliblyaware (15 hours ago)
The equipment that Elvis recorded on didn't cost that much. Best music I ever heard was in my friend's dad's van. One Pioneer house speaker blasting the Beatles mono at high volume while it distorted. Great night, high spirits = great music.
Muhammad Zeeshan (20 hours ago)
Value for the money has left the chat.
JJ Evans (1 day ago)
I wonder if this sounds better than a pair of vintage jbl's….I doubt it.
Slim Sladey (1 day ago)
These people in the comments mad. Like just chill
Andy Curtis (2 days ago)
Lol this is complete rubbish, That guy has no idea what he is talking about.
raymond Moore (2 days ago)
Even the wood glue was made from an almost extinct truffle growing only in one far fetched corner of the world. It is then ground up by the Budweiser clydesdales to start the glue making process. Gives the glue a very regal sound.
Bulletstop75 (2 days ago)
Welded? That's terrible for tonality. You should be hand forge welding those pieces for the best acoustics.
Al Koenig (4 days ago)
Okay do these guys do car stereos?
John D (4 days ago)
lets see...feed a hundred thousand children for a week.... or a thousand for a year.... or buy speakers...choices choices.....screw it I wanna hear ELVIS.
Geronimo De La Paz (4 days ago)
Just get a homepod...
Rick Mahoney (5 days ago)
Send me a pair.
kunal dhadse (5 days ago)
Pure BS
Alberts Kviesis (6 days ago)
for 300 grand people then does not care how that thing sound. doesn't matters
Eddie Tree (6 days ago)
So really wealthy people aren’t necessarily really smart?!? I guess if they’d paid their taxes the government would just have waisted it anyway.
Nobodys Business (7 days ago)
Fee Fi Fo Fum I smell a liberal conman.
Jim Cervantes (7 days ago)
The degree of stupidity it takes to buy such products boggles the mind. Absolutely total rubbish. Might yield sound quality worth a few thousand dollars.
kiul44 (7 days ago)
my 700$ speakers are.. just better.
Stars Withlove (7 days ago)
Worth it only if deaf can hear it.
Dixon D (8 days ago)
Hey, I'm cheaper than a pair of speaker, do you want to know how I was made?
Alan (8 days ago)
If that can make Elvis scary, imagine a GG allin album
Spike Cazcarro (8 days ago)
nothing Wrong with my technics and Kenwood, i spent only 250$
God of the Corn (9 days ago)
This dude looks like a fuckin busted ass version of Anthony Bourdain
Tuomas Korhonen (9 days ago)
Is it price/piece or per pair? Thanks
arlo filazek (10 days ago)
Martin is the best guitar maker in the world?
Evin Jacobs (10 days ago)
People in these comments dont know hoe audio works. They think the best you can get is a Bluetooth beats speaker
Nashmann Jango (10 days ago)
What a load of bullshit ! Overpriced snakeoil-elixir for audiofools !!! Audiophiles, EXCUSE my Franch... Even i can weld crossover better that these handymen, and i am a CHEF... My family is in woodcraft for generations and i build and paint speakers myself !!! A CHEF is building speaker's, so much for your "SPACE AGE PAINTING AND BUILDING" of speakers ! Pssssssst ( with compressor ) and the paint is dry, with no specs or dust....
Rippermaster (10 days ago)
Oh yeah yeah
John Handley (11 days ago)
Yea ill just stick with my 800$ system in my jeep
Curly VersaceChoppa (11 days ago)
He sounds kinda knowledgeable but that mean he knows he's spewing bullshit
Figrin D'an (11 days ago)
This is selling art, not selling speakers
Erweo Peters (11 days ago)
How a $300,000 Speaker is Made : 1. Make a random speaker. 2. sell it for $300,000
TopatGamer (12 days ago)
For that amount of money, you could get Klipsch concert speakers installed.
Kris B (12 days ago)
Nothing more pretentious and unbearable then music snobs.
JiveDadson (12 days ago)
Amazing sound quality is when you have someone right there who's been dead a long time? I thought that was amazing smell quality.
JiveDadson (12 days ago)
What do you use to oil a snake?
Huma Onyango (12 days ago)
Very nice. But 300K? .... I don't know ...
I (12 days ago)
0:04 the person who will tell me the composition at the beginning will have luck for eternity! 🄿🄻🄴🄰🅂🄴 🄷🄴🄻🄿 🄼🄴 🄵🄸🄽🄳 🅃🄷🄴 🅂🄾🄽🄶
ThM_ Dj (13 days ago)
lol :D what a fraud :D
Anthony Gomes (13 days ago)
Wasted 6:44 minutes of my life. He just added speakers to the furniture!!
Naata 420 (13 days ago)
That motherfucker is so full of himself, those are china elements in an "expensive" closure
LimLux (13 days ago)
Why not test play them?
I P (13 days ago)
There is no way these speakers are worth 300 grand
Marc G (13 days ago)
Well you know what they say, a fool and his money is easily parted. I really don't see the £££££'s value here...
Vince Ngo (13 days ago)
300k and used LP?
Dante DiBiase (14 days ago)
I helped pour the basement for this guy's showroom next to his factory in Lenhartsville PA...
Dante DiBiase (14 days ago)
and remade the side doors too
Spinkus Flinkus (14 days ago)
Does anyone know the names of the songs played during their B-roll clips?
sanniyasin (14 days ago)
A person who is dumb and thinks he is smart trying to explain a process
Dapdoi Ardon (14 days ago)
I’d take a dump on one.
stereodreamer23 (14 days ago)
I've got no problem with people who want to pay $300,000 for a $1000 speaker because it is hand-crafted work of sculpture and is visually a work of art. I'm an artist myself, and I applaud anyone who will support other artists and craftsmen. But I DO have a problem--as an audiophile--with equipment manufacturers who sell this sort of thing for something it's not. This is NOT "state of the art" or even "ultra-high-end" gear--it's just mid-level hi-fi with super-high-end aesthetics...
uma coisa é certa as coisas antigas estão de volta só que com um toque moderno!!!
Mallikarjuna Kaveti (14 days ago)
Wow! This guy is going to have a very rich network of millionaires! I wish him all the best. 300k is nothing for the riches.
KB Gaming (15 days ago)
This boy started making speakers yesterday and he thinks because they use "aerospace quality" materials its the greatest. Bowers&Wilkins make the best speakers. You know why? Because they can tune them. A Little boy who started making speakers yesterday and thinks they are great because of the price tag can take his giant as fugly looking as speaker shove them up his as!
There's no reason for this. You're paying for a name and a gimmick. I'm sure they sound great but no better than $3,000 speakers
kvh (15 days ago)
CAN i work for you in your lab
singerManandWife (15 days ago)
Rudy Castro (16 days ago)
no need for terminator to get involved in my music.
Rudy Castro (16 days ago)
i bet cheaper high end brand speakers sound better or equal.
Michael Calvano (16 days ago)
This guy realized that rich people need something to spend money on. Put him in a room with a CD player fed sony and his fancy gear and I bet he couldn't tell the difference.
David Massouh (16 days ago)
But for beats by dre, ppl are fine to pay!
Martín da Cruz (17 days ago)
Cost too much.
pandaroc1 (17 days ago)
Capitalism to the tenth power. Lost of children, older people, veterans, homeless and animals need food and shelter. And here are these “speakers for $300k” incredible! Sick!
Everett Wilson (17 days ago)
I feel like Trump just tried to sell me speakers.
Jesus (17 days ago)
6:00 - 6:22 lmao
Playformas (18 days ago)
i want one
Stan TheObserver (18 days ago)
And who doesn't dig tubes? I remember my father taking our TV tubes to Walgreen's to test them. Love tubes.
Stan TheObserver (18 days ago)
SNL could do a sketch on this.
Jay Bug (18 days ago)
Fys K (18 days ago)
Robbing basterds, unless you dug up Elvis and put him in the fucking speakers then you can charge 300 grand. not for a speaker made from wood a kitchen counter top or bits and pieces from Walmart. i would put you and all your stupid clients in that big oven and shut the door.
Max Hoffer (19 days ago)
*Makes extremely expensive speakers* *tests them using vinyl* 🤦 seriosly, for that money you could buy a whole fucking home theatre system with not only surround sound but also video... You'd have to be a complete moron to buy this...
atmoment_official (19 days ago)
How to make 300000.
Pizza Time (21 days ago)
meeto bar (21 days ago)
even If I've got billions and millions I wouldn't even think for getting these garbages
Jay's Museum (21 days ago)
Why aren't PA speakers inflatable so you could fill them with helium and ride them to gigs?
jingoist (22 days ago)
And now our top of the line speakers are made from moon rock which I personally harvested,,,yes I put a bottlerocket up my ars flew to the moon and brought back ,,,and i will charge you a mere fee of one,,,,no, no ,,, two ,,,yes two million dollars ,,,and worth much much more ,,,
Y B (22 days ago)
"Aerospace level stuff" from the time man landed on the moon :) ..and that soldering job with surplus flux left behind, at that price..
Eric Johnson (22 days ago)
Hes try to justify spending $300000 on $1000 with stuff I'm not buying it
googoo g'joob (23 days ago)
Este es el tipo de hombre que entra a su jacuzzi en su tanga de leopardo tomando champgane riendose de que tan estupida es la gente
jamaton (23 days ago)
I had these speakers in my tent at the fyre festival was really cool at the after parties the super models really appreciate high fidelity reproduction on my Howlin Wolf vinyls
jamaton (23 days ago)
And one night I played them all of Trout Mask Replica, Kendell Jenner said she felt like Captain Beefheart was giving her a personal serenade
Al (24 days ago)
This would bring out the best of old Slayer, Megadeth tracks dude.
Ricardo Candela (24 days ago)
Man at least this wasn’t one of those hack videos that use a hot glue gun for everything.
Richard Barrett (24 days ago)
It is made through stupidity and it takes a even more stupid person to buy it. It is also why the Dems want to raise taxes if some rich people have that kind of money to throw away. Especially when we have a lot of starving homeless Americans in this country. They should be a shame of themselves, but they are not.
xu yongsong (24 days ago)
this video taught me how poor of a person i am QQ
San - Pler (24 days ago)
Lo mejor
Jaya Kumar V (24 days ago)
Speaker $100 Enclosure $299900
Jaya Kumar V (24 days ago)
Buy a $300 Sony home theatre and get better sounds😂
J Fz (24 days ago)
how much liters of snake oil needs to work? with that poor soldiering you need the snake oil to compensate
Bladeknight Bleu (24 days ago)
No fucking thanks! I dont even want to spend $300 for those. And I'm sure there are many 10k, 30k, 60k... setup out there so much better than this.
ThatOneUglyKid (25 days ago)
All i got from this video was the unsafe working procedures LOL..... it's a real problem though.
dno mclean (25 days ago)
Sounds like a load of 💩
Navraj Gill (25 days ago)
Speakers are meant to replicate sound. At this price point buy the real instruments and gear
Luis Escamado Nhamue (25 days ago)
Its for aerospace. We'll use it mars
Quint Falkenberg (25 days ago)
My Walmart bike is podercoaded too, does this mean that I could resell it for 300k ?😲😂
David Dyer (26 days ago)
You don't WANT the wood to resonate. That's why speaker cabinets use particle board.
Håkon T. (24 days ago)
It's less about the material and more about the construction, but particle board is definitely well suited for building speaker boxes.
TheTestingChannel (26 days ago)
This video is unbelievable well made! Just got to point that out!
Tommy Gun (26 days ago)
we used out dated 1st generation prehistoric before everything went digital thrift store grade aerospace technology in retro hand crafted high dollar wood speaker

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