Sixx8 speakers are now commonplace in cars, buses and planes, but they were a rare sight when they first arrived in the 1990s.
They can cost upwards of $1,000 to $1.5, depending on the type and design.
The problem with them is that they tend to be expensive to manufacture, which leads to poor performance.
“A speaker that’s six inches in diameter and six inches high costs more than a speaker that is four inches tall and two inches wide,” said Andrew Nunn, who heads the speaker manufacturing division at PLC Electronics, a small manufacturer in Melbourne.
“It’s a really big investment for the manufacturer, and then they have to produce and ship it and deliver it.”
“It’s not good enough.”
As an added expense, it is harder for a speaker to be used in a compact car, and many manufacturers have introduced low-profile versions.
For example, PLC’s flagship product, the M-Audio CX8 speaker, is a $200 speaker that looks very similar to the 6-inch version.
But when the CX6 was introduced, the manufacturer changed the design of the speaker to accommodate the smaller size.
In addition, most of the components on the speaker are interchangeable.
When you get a car, you might get a lower-priced model, but if you go to the dealer to get a 6- or 8-inch model, you’ll have to pay more for it, because it has to be replaced.
The 6- and 8-in-1 model are often referred to as “laptops” or “phones”, as they don’t use the same power supplies.
It is also not uncommon for them to be overpriced compared to other models.
Mr Nunn said the manufacturer has had to change the design a few times, and that they have had to take out parts to reduce the price, which meant that the 6 x8 model could only be sold through PLC in the states.
Even though the company is not selling cars, Mr Nunn and his colleagues have noticed that more customers are purchasing them.
He said that he has seen a noticeable rise in the number of orders for the speakers in Melbourne’s suburbs.
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Topics:electronics-and-electronics,technology,education,technology-and-“technology-transfer”,technology,federal—state-issues,melbourne-3000,vic,au First posted January 10, 2019 08:48:37Contact Alex Bickford