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Old 12th March 2012, 08:41 AM   #3301
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With all this history being flung around, there is one question I would like to ask JC.

I have seen it often mentioned that it was Mark Levinson anf your good self who single handedly invented the High End. I guess that would be something around 1974, 1975 or so. At the time, I was busy subscribing to America's Audio, British Hi Fi News & Record Review and Italy's Suono, so I was out of the loop and consequently have no personal view on the matter.

My question is this - without any false modesty, how true is the view that ML and yourself practically invented what we take to be High End as we know it today? Wasn't SAE active already at the time, and could they also be taken as members of what was to become the High End?
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I was a personal colleague of Owsley (Bear), up until his recent death (in a road accident). I generated a great many 'breakthroughs' because of Acid.
Actually, what I was most interested in finding is how electricity flows in a wire. I still don't know much.
John, are you referring to the 'Bear' who is a member here? Did he have an accident?

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Old 12th March 2012, 09:13 AM   #3303
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Different one, Jan. Stanley versus Randall.
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:13 AM   #3304
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John, are you referring to the 'Bear' who is a member here? Did he have an accident?

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No, a different Bear. This one: Owsley Stanley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:37 AM   #3305
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What do you think a.w?
Hard to say JC , I missed the period by almost a decade , my teenage years where in the 70's , I do like what came out of the 60,s (music) I' m a big fan of that era of jazz ( van gilder) hence the question ..




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Except for a predominant fixation on the second chakra, I think it improved everything Although pinworms and head lice were less than cool (borrowed from Tom Wolfe).


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With all this history being flung around, there is one question I would like to ask JC.

I have seen it often mentioned that it was Mark Levinson anf your good self who single handedly invented the High End. I guess that would be something around 1974, 1975 or so. At the time, I was busy subscribing to America's Audio, British Hi Fi News & Record Review and Italy's Suono, so I was out of the loop and consequently have no personal view on the matter.

My question is this - without any false modesty, how true is the view that ML and yourself practically invented what we take to be High End as we know it today? Wasn't SAE active already at the time, and could they also be taken as members of what was to become the High End?
There was already the high-end IMO , it was fine tuned when levinson and JC got together , well at least for me, there is an video with Levinson on u-tube describing that era .

Search Mark Levinson .........
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:52 AM   #3306
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I have seen it often mentioned that it was Mark Levinson anf your good self who single handedly invented the High End.
This will come as a surprise to the ghosts of Peter Walker, Rudy Bozak, Gordon Gow, Frank McIntosh, the Hartleys, Arthur Jantzsen, the nice folks at Decca and Ortofon...

I think Levinson's main contribution was the concept of audio-as-fashion-accessory. "Why pay less?"
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Those weren't exactly cheap stuff either ......
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Dear Brad and all,

Speaking of historical accuracy...
I joined this forum in the process of looking for any mention of US Patent 5,155,449 here.
When I first saw it, my jaws dropped. My first reaction was - how dare someone to patent a circuit that I considered to be a "common knowledge" up until that moment. I am sure, I've seen this topology way before 1992.
Anyone care to comment?

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Maybe what he really patented was the use of C1 to bootstrap the cs?
(No I didn't read the patent).

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The patent is a version of the WHITE follower shown in the MIT series from WW2.
The patent specifically cited White and distinguished their invention. Reading the file wrapper will give you insight as to how.
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