The Return of the Nixie Tube
Ron told me that he was fan of audio history, because he liked so many things about the past. He gave an example, recalling many years ago when Larry Archibald threw the first Stereophile party in his hotel room at CES. Larry kept his entertaining simple and elegant, Ron stated. He had a bathtub filled with ice and beer, and the crowd filled the hallways. What fun! Ron's enjoyment lead him to "mine our audio history and cherry picking what he loved the best." Nixie tubes were one element that fascinated him, so he purchased a huge supplyenough to build many line stage controllers and N-1 preamplifiers, and to service themfrom a lot of army surplus Russian Nixie tubes.