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Local man invents speaker on a stick
Rick Martin, a 25-year resident of Clinton, has assembled a solution for anyone whos ever found it hard to hear the television.
He calls it speaker on a stick.
The technology is exactly what its name implies a 15-watt amplified speaker on a stand.
Martin came up with the idea for his audio invention after spending some time watching television with his mother, Betty.
Mom couldnt hear the television unless it was loud enough to drive everyone from the room, Martin said.
Martin used his long-time interest in tinkering with audio equipment to put together his contraption. He took an old speaker from a hi-fi system, placed it on an audio stand he already had and, voilá.
The TVs now at a normal volume and Mom can hear it better than ever, Martin said.
Martin has already produced five of the speakers on a stick, which he now assembles from small speakers and other parts he orders through audio suppliers.
Theyre getting pretty popular in the neighborhood and now Im hoping to expand operations, he said.
The parts cost $115. Hes selling the speakers on a stick to people for $200.
For more information about the speaker on a stick call Martin at 730-6716.