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RE: What an astonishingly insightful (and iconoclastic) assessment of some formerly revered designs....

Re-read my last post-- I had left something out
and have put it in...

Charles was a EE professor and not commercial.

He was a genius in that he could think for
himself, and not get caught-up in the EE Gospel
of the "scientific" community of the day.

Charle's improvements were given out Gratis
to all who would listen, and were usually
student-proven in his lab.. As he got older, he
just sort of faded away.... his students revered
him to a man... One day Charles was simply gone.

He had died, and all of his former students honored
him-- as I did.

Charles and I had exchanged hundreds of pages of
letters that we had sent to each other over the years.
Nobu Shishido (Japan) was another of my contacts,
Nobu was always asking me questions and getting
out-of-the-box answers.

One day, Nobu too was gone. Nobu had a Heart Attack in
Japan while riding on the Subway. Nobu and his friends
had founded WAVAC-- a High-End amplifier and preamp
innovator. Nobu liked transmitting tubes and S.E.
amplifiers, as I did.

Charles was a push/pull man exclusively. We had all sorts
of arguments for/against either case. He got the best
measurements, I got the best sound.

Both men stand tall today. I don't have any of our old
correspondence as I lost all of it in a giant Forest Fire
which took-out my shops and home.

It's all still with me as memories, and all my tools
and test equipment are brand-new. Nothing in print remains
with me, but my older (2004- on) posts on TUBEDIY contain
everything you will ever need about amplifiers. Of course,
as in Charle's day, anything that deviates from established
"scientific" religion on the subject gets "proven wrong"
in a big hurry.

That's the world we live in. If you want something great,
start thinking about Common-Sense instead of what you are
everyday being told.


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