Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Ed Dell and the Audio "Amateur"
Ed Dell and the Audio "Amateur"
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th November 2011, 02:55 PM   #1
stellavox is offline stellavox  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oneonta, NY; USA
Default Ed Dell and the Audio "Amateur"

Jan Didden's posting about Ed Dell's serious health issues promped me to start this reflection on him and his contribution to our hobby.

OK you old guys - think back over the years to where we could get information on what I'll call audio "technology". There have always been textbooks but those deal mainly with the theory. For we "practitioners", there were always some periodicals but up through WWII they were published with what I will call a "radio" focus, with some audio-related topic, maybe a speaker or amplifier construction article thrown in.

Then, in the US in the early 50's came Audio Magazine with a continuing emphasis on all facits of audio design AND construction. That emphasis seemed to wane during the 60's leaving us techies wanting more. For a brief period of time (3 years?) there was Audiocraft but that fell by the wayside. Then sometime around 1970 came The Audio Amateur, a publication started by Ed Dell and published out of the beautiful town of Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Audio Amateur inagurated what is now an UNINTERRUPTED, 40+ year period of of one, or more, print publications devoted SOLELY to us audio "techies". Let's see, first there was Audio Amateur; then Speaker Builder; then Glass Audio and finally (currently) AudioXpress. Ed also tried what may have been the first DIY computer magazine, Computersmythe (or somethiong like that) but that venture only lasted a couple of years.

This was of course, before the internet, which is proving to be the deathknell of print publications. Time moves on, and the internet has taken over for the better; with it's innumerable websites where every "techies" dreams can be fulfilled and immediate ______ feedback posted (insert your own qualifier here ____ ).

Ed Dell didn't start the audio "techie" publication medium BUT he sure kept it going - something to look forward to every month - until this "instantaneous" medium arrived.


  Reply With Quote


Ed Dell and the Audio "Amateur"Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ed Dell medical emergency jan.didden Everything Else 13 21st December 2011 03:27 PM
"Mr. ED" Non-Inverting monobloc chip amp group buy. Russ White Group Buys 25 1st May 2010 08:14 PM
What makes Nichicon "muse"/"for audio" caps different ? percy Parts 2 3rd October 2009 05:53 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:21 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio