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In Reply to: RE: For the Same Reason the "Telephone" Became "Phone"............ [nt] posted by The Heretic on July 22, 2012 at 01:15:37
More seriously the word "loudspeaker" was once used exactly for that, a tool to make a human speaker louder.
"More seriously the word "loudspeaker" was once used exactly for that, a tool to make a human speaker louder."
But that's going the wrong way for most speakers, which is why we invented the microphone.
Microphones do need to be connected ie patched to something like a loudspeaker with a squawker. Think the posters referring to the days before drivers and amplification. When one shouted into a horn like a cheer leader then you became a loud speaker.
I'm wondering what the dispersion characteristics of that horn are? Guessing it's pretty directional.
Errr, actually I was thinking microphones, in the microphone vs megaphone context, as something to quiet noisy speakers. An especially valuable tool in the political season....
Yes I DO have a warped sense of humor, tiz the extent of my inheritance.
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