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Old 18th November 2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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The Mysterious "BLACK BOX" - Details & Facts

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Can someone explain What a smith cell is? Thanks
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Old 18th November 2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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For something titled details and facts, theres very little details or facts.
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Old 18th November 2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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They say it "...is a passive device..", and it nevertheless "...minimizes distorsions..".
Well, well...
Nothing to do with "Solid State" anyway.
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Old 18th November 2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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Here is a Styrofoam Smith Horn (sans lid).
You can see: consists of three full cells, and two half cells.
Therefore the mystery black box must contain Styrofoam!!!
Logic is bulletproof.
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My head hurts after reading that. And people lining up to hand over there money for the mystery box, just wow.
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I placed it here because it is supposed to absorb (?) some form of back wave of the signal that is generated by the amplifier. A smearing effect? I can't imagine they would try and sell a zobel circuit for that amount of money?
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A dirt simple -3dB attenuator would meet that criteria.
-6dB is lost by the time any reflected power returns.
Possibly reducing some sorts of interactive distortions,
at the loss of both efficiency and damping factor...

Don't tell me, this "Smith Cell" is some sorta glorified
freakin L-Pad??? And made of Styrofoam, of course...
Sportin a fine wool toupee.

In the absence of "facts" one's choices are limited to
blind speculation, or blind belief in snake oil...

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I did a search and came up with one lead. The rest dealt with cell phones
But it gives no details

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That smith cell web page has been a placeholder for many months...

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