ra.ra Posted February 7, 2015 Report Share Posted February 7, 2015 With the sad current news story about the bankruptcy of Radio Shack, it occurred to me that maybe some of you may be interested in this relatively rare speaker product that debuted in 1967. While some might feel this is a stretch for a New England speaker forum, Radio Shack started in Boston in 1921, listed on the NYSE 80 years ago in 1935, and opened their first showroom in 1947 in downtown Boston. Everyone knows about the popular Realistic Minimus-7 speaker, but this is about the much earlier Minimus-1. I really love these tiny speakers - - - they pack a huge punch from a very small package; they are totally gorgeous; they have an exceptionally high build quality; and the drivers are massive. And for a mini speaker, the crossovers seem rather sophisticated, tho' I haven't quite figured it all out yet. The cabinets are beautiful and the grille cloth is unique. Grilles are held in place with copper brads, and the badges even employ a threaded stud and nut. All interior seams are reinforced, and the cabinet width is braced with a dadoed strut. Drivers are puttied in-place, and woofer has an inverted cloth surround. Tweeter with pleated surround may look weak at first glance, but both drivers have large alnico magnets and my initial audition resulted in very positive impressions. If anyone has additional thoughts about these speakers, I'd love to hear some feedback. R.I.P., Radio Shack. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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