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The one reviewer...

...everyone loved to hate.

He started off as an ad copy writer (maybe for Ohm speakers) and then founded TAC in about 1977.

I saw his ad in Audio magazine and became a charter subscriber.

His first issue carried definitive reviews of about 20 different preamplifiers available at the time which was quite a feat. He put Rappaport on the map calling it better than the highly touted Levinson JC-2.

A few years later he stumbled with his rave Fourier speaker review when it turned out he owned the company.

It was downhill from there - he stopped publishing, leaving his paid subscribers with nothing, to sell his speakers. Eventually the speaker company failed and went bankrupt.

He began publishing again but this time with a different attitude - he was angry, bitter and seemed out to get revenge on audiophiles and the industry with his DBT-driven objectivist views.


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