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In Reply to: RE: Too true... posted by mkuller on April 20, 2017 at 18:34:27
was a funny reference found in HP's review of the Hill Plasmatronic. While he liked the tweeter, he found the midrange honky sounding.
It was something to the effect of "the obnoxious honking (My Heart Goes Where the Wild Goose Goes)..."
Naturally, Dr. Hill was not amused. :)
I loved HP's one sentence reviews. The first thing Harry taught me about writing was to always be concise and nobody did it better than the founder of TAS.
"The first thing Harry taught me about writing was to always be concise and nobody did it better than the founder of TAS."
The practice however apparently eludes you.
unfortunately, comes too easily to you.
HP's review, in its entirety, of The Whisker record cleaner.
The Abso!ute Sound #6, page 164
Thanks! My issues of TAS don't go quite that far back.
I only wrote under HP for a year but what a year it was. Some of the 2 or 3 word emails he sent were hilarious.
I've never forgotten that capsule review of The Whisker, probably because my dealer (hi-fi, not the other kind) was selling them. I took a friend along during one visit to let him see what "high end" was all about.
He brought along his beloved Stanley Clarke LP, and the salesman cleaned it on the Whisker prior to playing it. I saw my friend at work a few days later and he was complaining about how noisy his LP now was.
Your TAS issues probably stretch a lot further forward than mine do. I think I have the first fourteen issues (the first eight in TAS binders) after which I stopped subscribing. This young man's fancy turned to thoughts of motorcycles, and also the component prices were becoming out of my reach at the time.
I didn't really start paying attention to hi-fi again until about twelve years later, after my divorce.
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