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Old 25th May 2010, 10:27 AM   #11
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I learned a lot from ETI.
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Old 25th May 2010, 10:39 AM   #12
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I must say that I am surprised by the lack of any downloadable scans of old ETI mags...... and to a lesser extent old Wireless world mags. It could well be for the very same reasons that I am not about to volunteer to do it
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Old 25th May 2010, 11:08 AM   #13
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I learned a lot from ETI.
Reminds me of an incident at my first job. I was writing a manual for testing a microprocessor control board. I had completed first year studies, and had no experience of technical writing, so I mimicked the ETI style of articles... complete with its characteristic humour! It was never made for my boss' eyes, but he did eventually get hold of it. He was not impressed! I don't think I ever managed to erase the mental "joker" tag he put on me.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 03:02 PM   #14
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Thanks Jez for posting the article; I'd almost forgotten it. The physical resemblance to the Meridian is simple....COST. It was the smallest box I could easily get away with and it cost almost pennies to make.
I recall that it worked very well at the time but it was a long time and several hundred designs ago
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Old 23rd June 2010, 03:46 PM   #15
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then there was the 'System A power amp' this was a class A monster also by Stan as I remember, great mag was ETI.
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My first home build too. If anyone is wanting to build from the PCB scans there was a mistake in the artwork. I remember building it and the dismay when I didn't work. There was a correction published a couple of months later. I still have the magazines in the cupboard if you need the correction. I also have the Stan Curtis System A power amp articles if anyone wants them.
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My first home build too. If anyone is wanting to build from the PCB scans there was a mistake in the artwork. I remember building it and the dismay when I didn't work. There was a correction published a couple of months later. I still have the magazines in the cupboard if you need the correction. I also have the Stan Curtis System A power amp articles if anyone wants them.

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a great preamp. It was my second diy audio attempt in 1985. I was using a NAD 3080 integrated,then and I remember well,that his RIAA section send the Tomlinson Holman designed NAD RIAA,for a walk in the woods.It gave me 3 years of good service,repaying its existence nontheless, great guy.An iconoclastic design,using shunt feedback in the RIAA,instead of ,the politically correct series feedback.He wrote in the text,that although the shunt was vastly superior audibly,the series one was measuring better.(ever heard of that weird phenomenon?)It still exists in the attic,and there are times that I long for its sound.Some day...

Stan Curtis is, a great designer,but a bad trader.Isn't it ironic that all great minds are soddy with the monies. Any way his Cambridge designs of the time were running rings in the audio scene then.

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Old 23rd August 2010, 09:18 PM   #18
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---Stan Curtis was, is, I don't know if he is living,a great designer,but a bad trader.---

He worked for a lot of companies and designed many products which were successful :
Stan Curtis, the hifi guru, introduction
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---Stan Curtis was, is, I don't know if he is living,a great designer,but a bad trader.---

He worked for a lot of companies and designed many products which were successful :
Stan Curtis, the hifi guru, introduction
I do recall reading an article or an interview,I am not so sure, in Hi-Fi News,about his unfortunate Quad adventure.It was written there.No further experience.


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Old 24th August 2010, 10:15 AM   #20
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I learned a lot from ETI.
Likewise, I built a few ETI designs as kits, but I really was more an Electronics Australia man, and built several of their Playmaster series of amplifiers published in the 1970's - 1980's. I still use a ETI 200W 8R amplifier on my subwoofer.
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