Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bogen Challenger PA Amplifier from 1960s

Ross Hershberger says:
I just uploaded a set of photos of a cool little portable PA amplifier from the 1960s. The designers of this utilitarian object went out of their way to make it look attractive with oxblood red and silver hammertone paint, a chrome handle and contrasting knobs.

The imaginative names for the tone control settings include "DEEP BASS", "MELLOW", "CRISP" and "BRILLIANT".

This has neat proportions and classy finish. Who are the David Bogens of today, designing distinctive looks for commonplace objects?

Bogen Challenger PA Amplifier