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In Reply to: RE: From Sublime to Ridiculous posted by email@example.com on May 25, 2017 at 09:29:24
A friend (who was a big Bose fan) and I went to a lecture given by Dr. Bose way back in '73 or'74. He talked about the science behind the design of the 901 loudspeaker, and how he came up with the design. It was indeed his design,and was the first loudspeaker produced by the Bose company, and not something he bought from someone else for retirement income.
Thanks for that piece of info, which corroborates the copy of his patent that I purchased many moons ago (in the 70's).
As a 23 year forum veteran in 3 different fields, there are always people with strong opinions based on exaggerations, misinformation, innuendo, etc. Much like ALL of the news networks, so much of what is presented is "bad news." Probably because good news doesn't sell.
So it's pretty easy for anyone to fall into the trap of criticizing others, whether it's opinion or fact. It's always difficult to tell the people who think they know from those that do know. It's a lifelong struggle for those who seek the truth from the internet.
So, I admit that my OP was a bit negative, so I deserved certain responses in like kind, I suppose. But my original point has validity since it was targeted to a product with specific driver dimensions.
Now if the original ad I cited had been for a used set of Red Sadurni Horns (best of Axpona about 3 years ago) at $40,000, I never would have made the comment to begin with. Those speakers brought tears of joy to my eyes, literally, a wow moment, having nothing to do with the price tag. A Bugatti Veyron would probably have the same effect on me.
So I do appreciate what it takes to make expensive things for low volume production. So it's more about real VALUE rather than price, eh?
I agree with this, since I have a copy of his original patent.
The guy who made the long response to my post was misinformed on that as well as the things he said about Paul Klipsch, who I knew personally and spent quite a bit of time with him.
I guess it's like reading a newspaper. If you don't read, you are uninformed and if you do, you are misinformed.
There are many BSers and I'm not one of them.
In God we trust, all others provide data or first hand experience!!
> "My experience and to all those Klipsch engineers who worked for him over the years and currently, says otherwise. He was not a recluse. He was extremely accesible to anyone who would bother. I was just a kid with Khorns back then and he offered to pick up my wife and I in his private plane, gave me a personal tour of lab, factory, took me to his house and played his recordings for me, took me out to lunch and dinner. Treated me like a long lost grandson. As to his principles, he correctly said that any improvement in loudspeakers would be in detail rather than principle"
My experience with PK was very similar, except when he walked up to me in the club I was playing to introduce himself and ask about my DIY JBL 4560 clone PA it was in Arkansas, so the next day I drove to Hope, no need for the plane ride.
As to all the rest, of course I agree. Only fools with more $$$ than they should have would buy those. Engineers? Please. Shown above is what what Floyd Toole has in his living room.
This is Dr. Toole's current setup;
This is Dr. Toole's current setup;
Thanks for the post, Bill. I got your plans for the THTLP, but have yet to make sawdust........Murphy's Corrolary #49: Everything takes longer than it takes."
Although I did have a "regular" THT for a time when I live in Indy, built by Jason in Chi town.
I'm not done reading' Toole's book yet, but he has certainly made some significant contributions to the art, so to speak.
He's now retired, but seems like a down to earth guy in his videos.
Spent a bit of time with Don Keele on a few occasions and he had some good things to say as well.
It's a great time to be a music freak, eh? (I"m Canadian too) LOL.
No. Who is Joe Rosen?
Canadian chap with parallel and stylistically similar views regarding vintage tube amps.
Ah, I see. I really do like the sound of tubes, from 100 Hz. on up (you really need lots of iron go down there), but I just don't like the heat and the maintenance. Even Saul Marantz himself told me he preferred solid state in the bass (I was barely 20 then).
I like Hypex NC400 for the best of all worlds.
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