Who are your favorite audio designers?

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    I got to thinking about the amp ranking thread-good thread IMHO. Really I also think some brands are very good, but designers are also a reliable indicator of quality.

    What are your favorites?

    Here are mine:

    Digital Gear - Ed Meitner, Mike Moffatt

    Amplifiers (including preamps): William Zane Johnson, Dieter Burmester

    Power Regulation Accessories: Richard Marsh (also make some excellent amps)

    Speakers: Jim Winey, Neil Patel

    Let us know! [​IMG]
     
  2. Al B. C

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    How about tuners?

    Guglielmo Marconi

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  3. Chris Purvis

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    Nelson Pass has yet to do me wrong.
     
  4. Khoa Tran

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    I second Nelson Pass and add Paul Barton
     
  5. Lewis Besze

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    Oh,
    Nikola Tesla, Tom Voodhanel [anyone belive in reincarnation?] [​IMG]
    John Curl,Nelson Pass,John Dunlavy,Bob Stuart,Jim Winey.
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

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    I wish I knew more names, but here goes:

    Richard Vandersteen
    Chris and Stuart (at Bryston)
    Nelson Pass (I had a Nak PA-7AII 225W/ch Stasis amp, rebadged Threshold, that I got rid of because it came from a smoking household and stank every time I fired it up. Maybe I should have tried to "burn it in" [​IMG] outside or something. That's one that "got away.")
    The Japanese guy who founded Nakamichi (the best cassette decks in the world. Period. ... late 80's, early 90's.)
    The dude behind Fosgate and DPL
    The dudes behind Lexicon and Logic 7
    Oh, the Merdian, MLP dude

    I think a lot of electronic components today (pre/pros, mainly) aren't so much one person anymore, but teams of engineers. Less glory. [​IMG]
     
  7. Brett DiMichele

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    Dr.Amar BosePhd.

    My Capitalistic Hero... He can sell anything to just about
    anyone. And his Buisness Model is second to only Monster
    Cable!
     
  8. Lewis Besze

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    Kevin,
    MLP dude= Bob Stuart
    Fosgate Dpl II dude=Jim Fosgate
     
  9. Lee-M

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    Steve McCormack. He even takes your calls, replies to your emails... and has designed audio equipment that brings tears of joy to your eyes when you hear it for the first (and hundredth) time...
     
  10. Yogi

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    Amarnath Bose. You got to admit the guy is a genious selling 5 plastic cubes for over 1K which people buy and flaunt at the less fortunate ones like me (frankly how many common folks have heard of Vienna Acoustic speakers). Hail Bose [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott_N

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    My favorite would be Dennis Had. I love Cary products.
     
  12. Kevin C Brown

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    I think you have to like the Bose guy for his *marketing* genius, but not for his ability as an audio eqp designer.

    Lee- Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  13. Lee-M

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    Which Lee?

    Unless you are really Steve McCormack, I am going to guess you are thanking Lee Scoggins...
     
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    Henry Kloss

    Where would Acoustic Suspension Speakers be without him
    and his group of engineers [​IMG]
     
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    Julian Vereker (RIP)
    John Farlowe
    Bob Surgeoner
    Spencer Hughes (RIP)

    Damn...I love music. [​IMG]
     
  18. Lee-M

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    I must add another:

    Paul W. Klipsch

    One of the greats, and an authentic genius.
     
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    Thomas Eddison....

    Where would Vacuum Tubes be without that man [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. Chu Gai

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    I think the various researchers in the telecommunications field deserve a bunch of credit for that which has trickled down, sometimes accurately, sometimes inaccurately, into the audio realm. But I would like to shoot that person(s) that saddled us with RCA's though.
     

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