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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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D J W (7 hours ago)
How many K-horns can you buy with 300 grand? One. Use the rest of the funds on the down payment for an appropriately sized house. 300 grand? Nutz.
ersklordy (15 hours ago)
All the materials cost a few pounds max 2000 for a full system
spartanworria (22 hours ago)
This guy can bs with the best of them
sz42781 (1 day ago)
Eh, you made some beautiful wooden speakerboxes and have a slate record player. Tube amps can be over rated. Not worth my 300k.
fjwjr (1 day ago)
This was probably the most insulting video ever. Nobody likes to be talked down to as if they don’t understand where slate comes from, how metal is melted or what trees are. Come on.
Alexander Romero (2 days ago)
“Let’s make something highly unobtainable and be pretentious about it”- All of New York
Gerry Higgins (2 days ago)
They make everything themselves to generate more revenue. These are not considered great audiophile components.
Barbara Brinkmeyer (3 days ago)
Hal offers a sensible thought, although I appreciate these standards. This man's presentation requires adjustment.
Malaikatrendy (3 days ago)
These audiophile owners are full of theirselves.... Exactly how religions are formed..... Full of Sh!+
Allen West (5 days ago)
5:34 $300,000 Speaker and you shoot a video with fingerprints all over your products ? Everything should be perfectly clean in the video if you want to sale to rich people .
Bull Dozzah (5 days ago)
You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist Sir. I despise everything about you, and I wish you would go away. I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are Mr CEO. The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. I wager you couldn't empty a boot of excrement were the instructions on the heel. You are a canker. You sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than buy that garbage you call art. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.
Dmitriy Smirnoff (5 days ago)
Anyone can sell a pie for a cheap... To sell a pie from the oven with a highest price ever in the world of cheap pies is a great work itself!
Garland Green (6 days ago)
I bought my stereo from two guys in a van at a gas station...they were less shady than this clown. *JK about buying from guys at a gas station...not about the shady part.
hurcule911 (6 days ago)
Apart from all the negative comments, from looking at the dome of one of the speakers it doesnt look very expensive. Ive see high end paradigm speakers and they are more advanced... and paradigm is even over priced..
Anonymous random Guy (6 days ago)
The soldered joints were horrible. They were cold soldered instead of hot.This is the worst advertisement for this company....
PURPLEFISH (7 days ago)
I'll never buy them even if I was a millionaire with plenty of money to spare I would still never buy them just because I don't like the dude very snooty
Roni Acker (8 days ago)
First thing is go to a beautiful river bank and destroy it.. Nature sounds better than anything they can make.
Scott Peters (8 days ago)
Chuck Norris would NEVER own these. Period. Nuff Said
Cha Noble (8 days ago)
What a load of Bollox!!
Mike McDaniels (8 days ago)
Classic example of the Law of Diminishing Returns.
Dean Desouza (9 days ago)
What is the song at the start?
Yo (10 days ago)
Are all those air wires at 5:22 also supposed to tonally improve the audio? Or just produce are you just trying to catch as much noise as possible from those transformers lmao. It's hand soldered so it's better! Sure dude, wondering if your willing to have a hand soldered pacemaker implant with air wires lazy placed like that.
silenceisconsent (10 days ago)
First of all Martin guitars uses "Tone woods", None of what you have listed is used on Martin Guitars..Bowers & Wilkins speakers are some of the best of the best. Your speakers look like Fred Flintstone made them. You can get the same sound and reality from Macintosh Amps..what a rip off...keep your systems in an Ole mill because they are ugly AF to use in a wealthy home .
J D (11 days ago)
So they use big equipment because “Sound waves can’t be miniaturized” So basically: “We use big light bulbs because light waves can’t be miniaturized.”
J D (11 days ago)
You can get speakers that will sound identical, even to the ear of a audiophile, for much less than 1% of that cost.
Jaren Songer (11 days ago)
So a $297,000 speaker box
Steve Tllsdaleys (11 days ago)
MAGA 2020!
Steve Tllsdaleys (11 days ago)
How a $300,000 Speaker is Made? More like how fools and their money are soon parted.
Haassan1 (12 days ago)
The thing I dislike about these high end audio products is that they take too much advantage of people not knowing what they pay for. Yes, the sound will be better than the cheap stuff (despite arguments on the subjetivity of quality), but usually there is high fee to pay for bs like "excellent tone-wood".
Evan Silversun (12 days ago)
AWSOME!
patriqc newman (13 days ago)
You are full
RANCHERO ENTERTAINMENT (13 days ago)
It’s all about Stupid people with MONEY I don’t give a f;((;;) My stereo cost 20.00 that thing sounds phenomenal
minorside (13 days ago)
Crap 100%
Po-Ting Huang (15 days ago)
Full of marketing hypes. The quality of sound will not solely depend on materials.
Reticuli (16 days ago)
I can see his >90% profit margins in his decor.
alan fenick (16 days ago)
“The emperors new clothes.” “There’s a sucker born every second.” Some day listen to a pair of LS 3 /a loudspeakers and see (hear) what 40 year old technology sounds like. I’ve seen better Dynakits built by amateurs than what was presented here. You want technology then get a pair of Hill Plasmatronic Loudspeakers. Sound incredible, glow lavender in the dark, kills mold and virus’s and costs $290,000.00 less.
tetepeb (18 days ago)
That is some ugly-ass speakers, another example of that rich people have no taste.
Rick Halverson (19 days ago)
Wow, he could sell ice to an Eskimo.
FrnnkEducation (19 days ago)
I'd love to hear tupacs discography on these things. Then I could give you a proper review
FrnnkEducation (19 days ago)
White people get really mad at one another when there's a lot of money being made. It's interesting
Silverbreaker (20 days ago)
SNAKE OIL
Sid Gallup (22 days ago)
"Aerospace level stuff"... famous wording of snake oil salesmen since the 1700s
MTBayarea415 (25 days ago)
haha this fool swears his products are superior . straight bullshit just sum for the filthy rich to blow their money on.
Hector Paniagua (27 days ago)
Probably sells 2 a month
Ricky Horwath (28 days ago)
300k and the solder joints look like they were done by a meth-head workin for a fix....
Bernando Turner (29 days ago)
Its worth every penny of $300,000👎🏿😆😆😆to some sucker.
Chinmay C (1 month ago)
5:25 look at the quality of craftmanship! Horrible, even Chinese factory grade products have better finish!
joseph de la cruz (1 month ago)
How..... pretentious
Nick tan (1 month ago)
Anyone spending 300 grand have nothing else to spent and really dont care about audio
nothing (1 month ago)
Yes, we do everything we can to justify stupid prices and there are so many stupid moron out there that will gladly pay, hey, just look at all the apple whores in the world.
Deepak sEhrawat (1 month ago)
hey I am from india.where can I have experience your system
Peek (1 month ago)
Odd, there doesn’t appear to be any GEC KT66s in sight. I’m sure Peter Walker would be most uncomfortable.
Ivan Lara (1 month ago)
Give me 500 buck ill make u a better ones
DIY HiFi (1 month ago)
So.. Your company is better than harbeth?
DIY HiFi (1 month ago)
This guy showing us furniture manufacturing not hifi audio
jer ros (1 month ago)
Dam it! I just bought a $400000 dollar speaker! Do you price match by any chance?
Vladimir Yemelyanov (1 month ago)
Just like any other 20k speaker system
Dr B (1 month ago)
I wonder how much hype is behind this
Nathaniel Avenmarg (1 month ago)
Was it just me or did those solder joints look awful?
Dankmon (1 month ago)
Wow even Beats By Dre can shame that speaker
Tater Gaming (1 month ago)
Mediocre
Spencer Boaz (1 month ago)
I had two car stereo stores , and I would hear all the time "I want the best there is and I don't care how much it cost ." after a long pause I would say "OK" and I would name off just any kind of audiophile equipment and as you might expect the next thing I would hear is " I never heard of that brand . " and I would reply "Or most of the best there is ." "Now lets get real , and see what we can do with what you would like to spend ." I only wish I could say I don't care how much it cost .
Puppets & Traitors (1 month ago)
What a ripoff don't buy it give the money to the poor.
23FerclevZep (1 month ago)
Estelon is better
HIGHASAKITE YT (1 month ago)
Better than JBL bytch pls
JayJay (1 month ago)
Me: Mom can i get a new speaker? Mom: Yes sure how much does it cost? Me: Ohw not much, it's only 300,000 dollars
Sebastian Till (1 month ago)
Scientifically proven fraud! $300,000 for pointless sound distortion with horns. You can achieve much better sound reproduction for rooms of this size with $1000.
Omkar Kulkarni (1 month ago)
The type of music which is played on these systems was not even recorded in high quality mic
I. George (1 month ago)
yes, go sell it to idiots for huge profit. they also wear emperors new clothes
monkymonk6 (1 month ago)
Am digging the background music on this video...
kaspercola (1 month ago)
Try gaming with it lol
Zac Smith (1 month ago)
Il stay with my Martin Logan’s thank you.
Clorox Bleach (1 month ago)
For that price? I’d rather get a pk line array.
Ricardo B (1 month ago)
JM Labs Grand Utopia is a lot better speakers and cost US$270k.
Enio Nery (1 month ago)
Aye Avante Gardge makes conical Horns.
Rand Kocher (1 month ago)
The last thing you want is for your speaker to have a tonal quality Speakers aren't musical instruments
John Lorenz (1 month ago)
Snake oil
witiss lafontaine (1 month ago)
300g?robbers
Joshua Velasquez (1 month ago)
Bruv just use a garage band and it make and echo effect
LEON SAHA (1 month ago)
does it support dolby atmos lmao
Parnit S (1 month ago)
this seems one of those 90% "High End blah blah" bullshitery who got nothing more a marketing department
Dave Watts (1 month ago)
A fool and his money ....... some people just dont think.
Oliver Fowler (1 month ago)
$300,000 speaker; uses it to play MP3s
Lovrenčić (1 month ago)
Imagine watching porn on these 🤣
Patrick Robin (1 month ago)
Does the equipment come with a BS meter?
Adam Bernhardt (1 month ago)
Many comments ripping this off but the crazy part is that the elite are buying this crap...they really are spending crazy amounts of money on crap. Saw a bottle of perfume for 20million dollars 🤨
GHOSTciu (1 month ago)
Companies don't use solid wood because mdf is just better sounding, way cheaper and easier to make solusion...
alphagt62 (1 month ago)
In high end speakers, money is no object. But they all use MDF anyway, because as you said, it sounds better!
Stewi (1 month ago)
I'm disappointed by the lack of electrical understanding in the comments here. Maybe these speakers are overpriced, but everything he said was correct. Just ask any electrical engineer about it. There's a reason these businesses exist, and to assume that dumb hipsters spend $300,000 on some speakers without understanding what they're spending their money on is insolent. I think the average customer for these speakers would be the antithesis of a hipster.
Icy Necc (1 month ago)
But does it have Bluetooth?
America 2.0 (1 month ago)
Dumb. Pretty yes. And dumb
Nathan Chisholm (1 month ago)
Where did you get your wood from a scrap yard? More BS sold as facts!
V0lC3 S0UND (1 month ago)
O V E R P R I C E D
poserwannabe (1 month ago)
Look up the screen array systems made by JBL, Altec and RCA from back in the day, they all would crush this system.
Skull Fucker (1 month ago)
Lol honestly who is going to buy this , its a nice speaker but seriously the money does not make it practical and the actual people who would actually buy this are once of 10,000,000 people ...
Puritania (1 month ago)
Imagine the pussies that you can drown in with 300grand
Michel Linschoten (1 month ago)
They don't....cheap speakers get made as seen in the video and priced stupidly high by corporate greed.
COUNTER STRIKE 2005 (1 month ago)
Murica has so much space and we Germans get pressed with imigrants, legal ones and illegal ones..
Steven Michael (1 month ago)
I’ll stick with my Bose equipment thank you very much!
Michael Exman (1 month ago)
mmm reminds me of a dr who joke about a lass that lives by a slate mine.
MrCanman75 (1 month ago)
Overpriced ugly looking sound equipment that doesn't sound any better than any decent Hi-Fi system and speaker system

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