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Post Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:51 pm

That's great stuff Chucky, and I thank you for sharing it with us. I only have one point of contention..... there are few, if ANY, other guys "like Bob".
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Post Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:13 pm

A man!
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:50 am

Re: About Bob

Chuckybrown wrote:Hey everyone! Wow, found this forum today, what a cool site you have.

Well, interestingly enough, Bob is my 1st cousin. I grew up here in Houston, and spent many summers visiting in Seattle, and visiting and being with Bob, his brother, mom, sister (obviously my aunt and cousins). And, obiously spent time with him when he was here in Houston.

I remember walking thru the Phase Linear building one Sunday when it was closed, and being in awe of the place, all the wires, and soldering irons, circuit boards, and cabinets. You know, I just had one of those memory moments where the smell came rushing back to me......

I was reading one post about those big Advent speakers. I remember spending an evening with Bob and the guy that designed those speakers listening to them talk and work on them and the amps, etc. I wish I remembered his name.

God knows who else I was around....there were always other guys "like Bob" around.

Shortly after his Phase Linear days, Bob had a small company where he was building amps for someone else, and working on his "holographic" sound, as I remember him telling me. Anyway, Bob was brave enough and hired me (I am quite a bit younger than him) to stuff circuit boards while I was out there on vacation. I made $100 for a weeks work, and at thirteen, I was TOUGH STUFF BABY! LOL

Did you guys know that Bob worked with/for Polaroid and was the brains behind the marriage of audio to videotape? I.E. the VCR?

Bob was (and is) into flying model airplanes, and damn good at it I might add!

Anyhow, the enthusiasm I read on in here incredible. Imagine being around that kind of genius. That kind of dreamer. And the guy that could bring the two together....

I just thought I would say hello.

Interestingly enough, I don't have any of his stuff. I am not that into audio. My mom, who barely knew how to tune an AM radio, would always prod Bob to send us back with a system. LOL

Later!

Chuck


While I am sure that Chuck is long gone, I was searching for something today and I ran across this thread. Note that which is bold. Interesting......and yes, this is obviously an old thread.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:20 am

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can you elaborate on Bob's work for PRD?
the only audio project I can recall was in the mid 70's and it involved adding sound to
Polavison, which was an instant developing film movie system. The hardware was mfg in Austria by Oemig.
Edwin Land wanted perfect stereo sound for the system.
If I am not mistaken one of the people involved on that project was the tall guy from the
rock group Boston.
Might just be a funny coincidence but I recall seeing Carver products at PRD back in the 90's.
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:53 am

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Welcome :D and thank you for the “Inside information”
Main System Setup:
Pre: Carver C2 | Amp: Carver M-500t|Equilizer: Sansui SE99|Speakers: Polk SDA2’s
Source: Tuner: Carver TX-2| Phono: Technics SL-1210 MkII with a Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II| DirecTV DVR | Pioneer HLD-X9 Laserdisc player | Samsung DVD/VHS player

Second System Setup:
Receiver: Yamaha RXV867| Fronts: Klipsch F-30's |Sub: Klipsch SW-112
Source: Radio |Internet/Network | Sony CDP-70 CD player
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:59 am

Re: About Bob

Talk about thread resurrection~

Chucky made one post over 6 years ago, then NADA...
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
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Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:06 am

Not quite....

I PM'd Chuck after I made this post. Turns out he's still around, as I rec'd a PM from him within minutes of me PM'n him. He said since I was a Dale fan, that he'd visit......now, if he posts anything or not......that's a different story. He is still around though.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:29 am

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That's so cool. Did you invite him to Carverfest?
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:17 pm

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I totally missed that this was an old thread :lol:
Main System Setup:
Pre: Carver C2 | Amp: Carver M-500t|Equilizer: Sansui SE99|Speakers: Polk SDA2’s
Source: Tuner: Carver TX-2| Phono: Technics SL-1210 MkII with a Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II| DirecTV DVR | Pioneer HLD-X9 Laserdisc player | Samsung DVD/VHS player

Second System Setup:
Receiver: Yamaha RXV867| Fronts: Klipsch F-30's |Sub: Klipsch SW-112
Source: Radio |Internet/Network | Sony CDP-70 CD player
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:52 pm

Re: About Bob

I think the man he was talking about meeting with Bob was Henry Kloss.
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:08 pm

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Mr. M-500t wrote:I think the man he was talking about meeting with Bob was Henry Kloss.



Rick,

You are probably right, as Kloss was the founder of Advent, among other companies. Large Advents were very nice speakers. Remember an old flame had a pair. We were always ribbing each other as to who had the better audio system. Her Large Advents and Kenwood receiver vs my Dynaco's and Marantz 2270, early 70's timeframe of course.

Kloss was a great mind, contributed immensly to the advancement of audio. Passed at 72.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kloss
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:53 pm

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I've had a many a pair of Advents. The Legacy's were my favorite two way design. That tweeter just couldn't hold up to the M-500t power out put though !
I used to get a kick out of the little poof of smoke that would come out just before the fluid would drip ! :lol: :lol: :lol: They sounded great, right up to the point of failure. Just like my Klipsch Choruses, I'd keep extra voice coils on hand. It wasn't distortion or clipping. They just couldn't handle it. What puzzled me though is it seemed to me that the DC offset circuitry built into the M-500t should have kicked it out momentarily at times and it didn't. OH well, those were fun days. Drove the X nuts and I loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:00 pm

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Mr. M-500t wrote:I've had a many a pair of Advents. The Legacy's were my favorite two way design. That tweeter just couldn't hold up to the M-500t power out put though !
I used to get a kick out of the little poof of smoke that would come out just before the fluid would drip ! :lol: :lol: :lol: They sounded great, right up to the point of failure. Just like my Klipsch Choruses, I'd keep extra voice coils on hand. It wasn't distortion or clipping. They just couldn't handle it. What puzzled me though is it seemed to me that the DC offset circuitry built into the M-500t should have kicked it out momentarily at times and it didn't. OH well, those were fun days. Drove the X nuts and I loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



For garage tunes, have a set of Baby Advents hanging from the wall. \:D/
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:03 pm

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Don wrote:
Mr. M-500t wrote:I've had a many a pair of Advents. The Legacy's were my favorite two way design. That tweeter just couldn't hold up to the M-500t power out put though !
I used to get a kick out of the little poof of smoke that would come out just before the fluid would drip ! :lol: :lol: :lol: They sounded great, right up to the point of failure. Just like my Klipsch Choruses, I'd keep extra voice coils on hand. It wasn't distortion or clipping. They just couldn't handle it. What puzzled me though is it seemed to me that the DC offset circuitry built into the M-500t should have kicked it out momentarily at times and it didn't. OH well, those were fun days. Drove the X nuts and I loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



For garage tunes, have a set of Baby Advents hanging from the wall. \:D/


I use little Polk Monitors in my junk hole !

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