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I knew J. Peter...

...I was a cofounder of the Norrthern California Audio Society in 1979.

J. Peter lived in Berkeley and used to come to our meetings.

He was a real character.

I think he managed the apartment building he lived in on Telegraph Ave. at the time. A buddy and I went to visit him once and saw his listening room with the walls lined with records in racks made from 2 X 4s.

There were a pair of Acoustats near the wall and and old beat up red listening chair across from it.

I used to see the big guy riding his 10-speed bicycle around town with a t-shirt, shorts and earmuffs on, no doubt to protect his hearing so he could hear the trebles.

Ironically he was the only audio writer to criticize Aczel in print for his lack of ethics in reviewing the Fourier loudspeaker. And then he was reviewing equipment with his capacitors, solder and wire in it.

I met Enid once, too, in about 1981 at a party at Art Ferris' (Modulus preamp) house. She was 6 feet tall and very personable.

Edits: 06/26/17

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