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Old 1st March 2013, 03:48 PM   #21
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It's a bad season for audio. James Bongiorno also passed away, as well as Larry Klein, long-time editor of Stereo Review. And Brian Cheney.

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Old 2nd March 2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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Default RIP Ed Dell

I have followed Audio Amateur, Speaker Builder and Glass Audio since the 80's and continue with AudioXpress to this day.

Learned more about audio electronics from those publications than school

POOGE in the big sky ED
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Old 5th March 2013, 12:13 PM   #23
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Default Ed Dell remembered

I first got in touch with Ed Dell in 1997 to propose a preamp construction article based on the HeadRoom headphone amp module. Not only did he graciously accept an article from a perfect stranger, he came down to visit me a few months later (his son Chad teaches at the nearby Monmouth University, and it turned out that Chad was the faculty adviser for my niece's future husband). My article appeared in the June 1997 issue of Audio Electronics, and he invited me to the AES Convention in New York City that Fall. Thus began my long association with Ed Dell and TAA, leading to almost 250 more articles, reviews, test reports and New Chips on the Block columns in the various TAA publications. Through Ed Dell I have become friends with many of the true experts in the audio field, for which I am very grateful.

Ed was one of the most gracious people I ever met. My wife always said he had a very calming voice, and he was genuinely interested in everything you had to say.

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Old 5th March 2013, 12:50 PM   #24
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I think I read somewhere on these lists that there's an interview with Ed dell - could that be reproduced here in diyaudio in his memory esp for those who knew little of the man apart from his name on the mastheads ?
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Old 5th March 2013, 01:42 PM   #25
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That interview is now on Jan Didden's Linear Audio website.
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Old 5th March 2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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Not officially yet, but here it is:
http://www.amiidesign.nl/linear/imag...ew_ed_dell.pdf

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Old 5th March 2013, 05:36 PM   #27
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Default Ed Dell''s audio contributions

I'd like to add a few thoughts on Ed Dell''s gigantic contributions to audio, especially our DIY audio.

As many here have noted, he touched all of us, through magazines containing hands-on audio, for more than 40 years. Amazingly, his list of authors encompassed the world, and numbered nearly 1000 names.

I encourage anyone to add their own reactions, as we all tip our caps to Ed's audio efforts. I've noted some of my own thoughts on my blog, accessible via the link below.

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Old 5th March 2013, 06:25 PM   #28
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Old 5th March 2013, 07:38 PM   #29
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I think I first met Ed in person back in the late 70s. What a nice guy and what an enthusiastic cheerleader for us. I could be wrong, but I think he was one of the early advocates for the renaiissance of both tubes and vinyl.

On a personal level, I owe Ed a debt of gratitude for the encouragement he gave me while I was writing my book.

I'll miss him.

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Old 5th March 2013, 08:27 PM   #30
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Since Ed had to go into a nursing home, I have been expecting the news of his passing. My last note from him was actually handwritten in the stye of proper manners that Ed showed.

He was much more than just a publisher who guided many here.

He chose his branch of religion. He became ordained and worked as a clergyman.

As a publisher and editor, he was not just a friend, but would share confidences.

He took true joy from his work and that showed not just in his publications, but his own articles about everything from philosophy to woodworking.

The story of his life is the length and breadth of the journey.

In all Ed was a Gentleman. I can't think of higher praise.
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