Gateway to the home pages of
Roger Russell

Author, Artist, Engineer, Inventor, Photographer, Collector, and formerly
Director of Acoustic Research
at McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. and the originator of
McIntosh Loudspeakers

Thanks for visiting my page. Make yourself at home and learn more about McIntosh Lab, Scripto pencils and mystery clocks as well as other subjects. I have been referred to as a renaissance man perhaps due to curiosity about various things. This carbon based unit thanks all those who have voiced their appreciation for these pages and the information they contain. I hope to add even more. 

What is on These Pages?

 

McIntosh Laboratory Inc. History

McIntosh Related Sites

Speaker Related Sites

Personal Information

Items For Sale

Other Pages that I have Created

Links

About This Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

McIntosh Related Sites

 

 

 

Antique Electronic Supply

Tempe, AZ. Has all kinds of books, tubes and other parts for old radios and amplifiers.

 

Audio Classics, Ltd.

Vestal, NY. Services and sells McIntosh, including the older tube equipment. Buys, Sells, Trades and Repairs High End Audio Equipment.

 

Audio Equipment Reviews

A list of over 5000 reviews from old issues of High Fidelity, Audio and Stereo Review magazines for all brands of equipment. Copies of each review are available.

 

McIntosh Audio

Knoxville, TN. Restorations, Detailing, Lab Services, Pre-Owned Stereo Components, Cabinets and Faceplates, Specializing in McIntosh.

 

Audio Transformers

Wauwatosa, WI. Rebuilds all makes of transformers. Your old McIntosh output or power transformer can be restored when replacements are no longer available.

 

Jefferson and McIntosh Amplifiers

Interesting comparison between two companies that made 6L6 tube amplifiers. Jefferson was in 1936 and McIntosh was in 1949.

 

 

 

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Speaker Related Sites

 

 

 

My Experience with
Column Systems

A history of column designs that eventually lead to the creation of my unique wide-range column system.

 

Speaker Wire

It all sounds the same provided the resistance is low enough.

 

Audio Distortions

My latest page is a combination of humor and hard to find truth in the audio world.

 

audioXpress magazine

Information on speakers and electronics. Request a catalog for lots of speaker books, software, etc.

 

Listening and Hearing

Sound exposure and measurement, hearing loss, hearing protection, hearing aids and update for schools.

 

Madisound Speaker Components

If you're looking for speaker system parts or kits, check this out.

 

 

The Speaker Building Page

Useful information on speakers and speaker building. Definitely worth the visit.

 

Fisher Radio

United Speaker Systems made speakers for McIntosh in the beginning. They also made speakers for Fisher.

 

Ionovac Loudspeaker

A history and my experience with this loudspeaker plus links.

 

NoTone Acoustics

A slightly odd company with a questionable speaker and even stranger performance.

 

Paul Voigt Tribute

About Voigt, Lowther, Brociner and Hegeman Loudspeakers
 

Omnidirectional Speakers

Information on several different designs including the Harman Kardon Citation X, Eico HFS-2 and several others.

 

Equalizers

A history of equalization and all of its uses including speakers.

 

Emory Cook Tribute

Binaural records and a history of Emory Cook, magazine articles and many pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rumford, RI

From Rumford, Rhode Island. The original home of the Rumford Baking Powder Company in 1857.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

I graduated from RPI in Troy, NY with a degree in Electrical Engineering.


Sonotone

I was a senior engineer for 8 years at the Sonotone Corporation, in Elmsford, NY. I designed several compact speaker systems and a wide variety of microphones. Includes a detailed description of the history and products.


Binghamton, NY

 

I lived in Binghamton, NY for 25 years as Director of Acoustic Research at McIntosh Laboratory Inc. doing what I like best-- creating better sound. I initiated the loudspeaker line at McIntosh, developed many new concepts, received several patents and wrote several magazine articles.

 

Audio Engineering Society

I am a life member in the AES and joined in 1960. Previously, I was a student member at RPI.

 

International Society for General Semantics

I have been a member of the International Society for General Semantics since the mid 1960's until my retirement.

 

My Art Page

Includes my paintings, crafts, photography, cameras and darkroom. Contains many pictures.

 

Magazine Articles

Magazine articles I have written about speakers, electronics, clocks and even an attic railway

 

My Sound

A personal voyage of nostalgia for my experiences in my early days with sound and the good old days of high fidelity.

 

The Woods

Discoveries and photos from personal adventures in my woods. A noon time escape from work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Pages That I Have Created

 

 


Items for Sale

Loudspeakers: McIntosh Woofers, Mids and Tweeters
Darkroom: Heath Computer
Hasselblad accessories
Mystery Clocks made by Haddon

 

Norma Multikolor Pencils

A history of the Norma Pencil Corporation and a list of the many different pens and pencils they made. Colored leads are for sale in the 1.1 mm (0.047") size.

 

 

Scripto Pencils Leads and Erasers

Information about the company and the pencil products they made. The Classic pencils, leads and erasers are for sale.

 

Science Fiction

My personal voyage into the world of science fiction.

 

Lightning

Lightning facts and effects in Central Florida.

 

Gold

A reference for gold origins, uses and karat ratings.

 

Copper

A reference for copper origins, uses and purity ratings.

 

Radioactive

Radioactivity then and now and how radium paint affected the girls who painted the clock and watch dials in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

Jefferson
Golden Hour Clocks

A history of the Jefferson Electric Company including many mystery clocks and other products. Lots of pictures and text.

 

The Clocks of Leendert Prins

The Dutch Secret, Etalage, Etalage Reclame, Sonic Industries Inc., Monitor Equipment Corp. MagiClock, Boots Boy and Rex Cole.

The Clocks of Jan Walma

Includes the Golden Secret and new battery operated mystery clocks that Jan designed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Links

 

 

 

NAWCC

National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors

 


Clock History

A history of Westclox clocks and watches and a history of Telechron, Seth Thomas and Standard Electric Time Company clocks. Includes a large number of links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Learn about the exciting new

 

stereo loudspeaker system

 

 

 

 

 

 

About This Site

 

 

 

Last update was
10-6-14

More text and pictures will be added to these pages as my research continues. Any comments, corrections, or additions are welcome.

 

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rogerr4@earthlink.net

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