Audio Research創辦人William Zane Johnson於2011年12月10日辭世 |
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回覆 (9): Robert Harley interviewed Bill Johnson in 1994
ARC這幾年發展得不錯,新型號機種空群而出,在商言商,交班後能興盛發展,應老懷安慰。
sowk
13-05-22
01:04:42
回覆 (8): Robert Harley interviewed Bill Johnson in 1994
 
 
 
Feikeung, with your blessing Bill Johnson is hereby canonized.  
 
He shall now be addressed as St. Bill according to audio etiquette.  
 
 
cpsjj
11-12-16
11:27:22
回覆 (7): Robert Harley interviewed Bill Johnson in 1994
> My deepest condolences to Bill and his family.  
 
I must have been out of my mind. How could condolences be delivered to a dead person?  
 
Should read:  
My deepest condolences to the Johnson family.  
Bill will forever be remembered.  
 
 
feikeung
11-12-16
10:59:12
回覆 (6): Robert Harley interviewed Bill Johnson in 1994
 
"You've set the audio industry back 20 years!"  
 
That was a fellow engineer's response upon seeing vacuum tubes in William Z. Johnson's amplifier at a hi-fi show in 1970. Back then, the vacuum tube had been totally abandoned in favor of the transistor. In fact, the only newly made audio components based on vacuum-tube technology you could buy were guitar amplifiers. Glowing bottles were embarrassing reminders to the engineering community of just how "primitive" electronics technology had been just a short time ago.  
 
Imagine that engineer's surprise if he could have known that, instead of setting the audio world back 20 years, Bill Johnson's pioneering return to the vacuum tube paved the way for a tube renaissance that would reach full bloom 20 years later.  
 
To put the modern popularity of vacuum-tube audio into historical perspective, and bring you the views of the man who started the revival, I interviewed Bill Johnson at my home last December. As the founder of Audio Research and a designer of both tubed and solid-state products for the past 45 years, Bill Johnson is truly one of the founding fathers of the American high-end audio industry. I began by asking him why he wanted to build an audio amplifier in the first place.
http://www.stereophile.com/interviews/894z/index.html
feikeung
11-12-16
06:36:52
回覆 (5): My first ARC....
 
 
 
D-52B inside.........  
 
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kris
11-12-15
09:33:27
回覆 (4): ARC Retirement scheme
 
 
William Zane Johnson was actually famous for his solid state design (before he got into tubes). My first ARC was a D-52B SS amp, one of the best sounding gear I've owned. Had to let her go due to old age, miss her dearly.  
 
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kris
11-12-15
09:20:40
回覆 (3): ARC Retirement scheme
 
 
 
 
when I retire and have to cash in all my toys to pay for senior home expenses a number of years down the road  ...  
 
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You better stock up! The cost of quality senior care is sky rocketing. A month at Eagle Crest can easily set you back a shipment of ARC Reference II Mk II.  
 
 
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http://www.bkvgroup.com/housing/senior-living/ 
kris
11-12-15
09:02:36
回覆 (2): Audio Research創辦人William Zane Johnson於2011年12月10日辭世
typo:  
 
had a close personal relationship with Magnepan’s founder Jim Winey...  
 
feikeung
11-12-15
00:06:20
回覆 (1): Audio Research創辦人William Zane Johnson於2011年12月10日辭世
Contrary to general belief, I’m not a big fan of Audio Research, or any particular brand, for that matter.  
 
The reasons I have accumulated a vast number of Audio Research products over the years:  
a) they are robust and will last for years to come  
b) sonically most models are more than acceptable and are excellent for the $$$  
c) 2nd hand market value creeps up monotonically so I don’t have to worry about losing my shirt when I retire and have to cash in all my toys to pay for senior home expenses a number of years down the road  
 
In any event, hats off to the man who so adamantly insisted on the sonic superiority of tube gear and who fought the battle almost single-handedly at a time when transistor was the name of the game.  
 
Bill was a devoted Christian and had a close personal relational with Magnepan’s founder Jim Winey, who is also known to be a very religious man.  
 
My deepest condolences to Bill and his family.  
 
 
feikeung
11-12-15
00:03:57
Audio Research創辦人William Zane Johnson於2011年12月10日辭世
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The hero is gone.  
 
Dear Feikeung,  
 
If my memory serves me right, you are a big fan and collector of AR amp product. Presumably, you would most probably stop buying AR product from now on.
dkyyu
11-12-14
22:33:22
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