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Ken Kessler  |  Dec 31, 2005  |  First Published: Jul 01, 1988  |  0 comments
Richard Vandersteen doesn't look like a typical loudspeaker designer. True, he wears glasses, but his presence suggests a longshoreman or somebody who'd be played by Gene Hackman. And sure enough, he tells you in a quasi-Dukes of Hazzard drawl that he's been a construction worker, plumber, truckdriver, and electrician. Electronics had always been a hobby, but Vandersteen formalized his understanding by working in electronics during his stint in the Air Force. Back in civilian life, Vandersteen entered into speaker manufacture, producing the "baffleless" range, at least regarding the midrange driver and tweeter, which bears his name. The speakers, particualrly the Model 2 and its variants, have become, in a decade, one of America's most respected brands, despite RV's low-profile marketing techniques. I met with Richard at the Las Vegas CES in January and asked him what had got him started in loudspeaker design.
John Marks  |  Dec 31, 2005  |  0 comments
In my October column, I began putting together a stereo system for a hypothetical high-school music teacher who wanted to reproduce in his or her home perhaps 80% of the frequency range and dynamics of live music, but who wanted to spend only about 20% of what an ambitious audio system would cost.
Stephen Mejias  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  4 comments
It's important to have at least a little bit of fun. "Do doingfully," says JA.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  2 comments
But kitties adore a vacuum tube!
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  0 comments
Bagheera actually liked her present—so much that she vacated her preamp.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  0 comments
This may be the coolest website ever. Well, second coolest.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  1 comments
You have to believe it—the British Cheese Board says so!
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  0 comments
Gee, that's funny. I bought the same thing, only mine is shaped like a house.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  0 comments
Two words: Neal Stephenson.
Stephen Mejias  |  Dec 29, 2005  |  0 comments
To be clear: I'm not really considering messing around with a different pair of loudspeakers.

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