I second this good idea. It really should stand alone from the Vintage Equipment area.
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Speaking of "remember this", it's too bad someone hasn't gathered together all of the old Lirpa product reviews from Audio magazine along with the audio related comics of Charles Rodriguez as found in Stereo Review. Some of these were really funny and subject appropriate. As a case in point, Rodriguez had one strip commenting on how "sane" a guy was after buying a 25 watt mono tube amp for $5500. Bare in mind that this was 1984 !!! Sean
Nice idea for a thread.
I've asked this a couple of times but NEVER received a response from someone who recalled a system of speakers I once had (of course, there could be other reasons for no responses!). :-)
During the "Quad Days", in about 1976, I had a Pioneer 727 and then a Marantz 4400, which most recall. However, I had a system of ESS speakers that were called Satellite 4's. There were four small 6" drivers in separate boxes for FR, FL, RR, and RL and a 12" bass-reflex speaker. All were run through an outboard cross-over box which ran into the receiver/amp. Kind of a precursor to subwoofers and outboard crossovers more common today. I still have two of the satellites and the bass reflex. The crossover box got lost in a move and I gave two of the satellites to a friend a long time ago. Anyone remember these? Love to find the original X-over box to re-create a retro system some day!
Yeah, those Rodrigues cartoons were something I always looked forward to! (sometime the ONLY thing in Stereo Review).
I actually have a book of some of his stereo-related cartoons called "Total Harmonic Distortion" that I won, as a runner-up in one of the caption contests that S. Review used to hold annually -- remember those??
You might try a Google search or check Amazon for it.
And yes, those Lirpa Labs reviews were funny as all get out!