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Old 2nd August 2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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Question Anybody know the whereabouts of Alan Kimmel?

Hiya folks,

I've mostly been hanging out in the Pass Labs forum lately, but I've also been a big tube nut for many years, now. I remember falling in love with and subsequently purchasing the Alan Kimmel designed Mu-stage driver upgrade for my Dynaco ST-70. I really dig the concept, and I've been wanting to build something like the Mu stage Mic preamp found at:

http://www.taosnet.com/f10/micpre.html

Unfortunately, Kimmel's TubeLabs webpage has been defunct for a long time, now, and it bums me out. I imagine he's busy designing or teaching or something, but it'd sure be nice to pick his brain sometime in the future when I have some homebrew design actually on the drawing board.

I do console myself with the fact that people here have a tremendous amount of experience to share, too. So it's not the end of the world if he's unavailable these days for comment.

Just wondering if anyone knows.

-Erik.
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Old 2nd August 2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, Kimmel's TubeLabs webpage has been defunct for a long time, now, and it bums me out.

Perhaps this is what you are looking for?
http://www.taosnet.com/f10/mustage.html

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Thumbs up Actually I have that one already

Thanks Hugo. I'm familiar with that one. That's where I found the Mu Stage Mic Pre schematic. But Kimmel's own website, called Allen Kimmel's Tube Audio Laboratory which used to be at:

www.ratiocinari.com/TubeLabs

and also at:

members.aol.com/tubelabs/

have both been defunct for a while, now. His site was chock full of goodness about Cathode Followers, Mu stage mods/variations, etc...

It'd sure be nice to see him put up another page.

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If you want data on mu followers, also look at Gery Pimm's pages. He has lots of brilliant CCS designs that can be used for mu's, tube, sand and hybrid.

http://home.pacifier.com/~gpimm/
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You are correct.
I was a bit too fast on this one.
Have another search, I recall seeing a mail address from the man, but can't find it anymore.

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Hi

Welborne Labs has in the past used designs from Kimmel, and I would imagine that Ron Welborne would know his whereabouts. You may want to post on the Welborne Labs forum. I have a V.35 amp using the Kimmel circuit.

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. I imagine he's busy designing or teaching or something,
Hallo Erik,

Last I read about him was just before the SF Randall museum meet. Apparently he was working on something with John Atwood of One Electron. Why not mail John and ask him...

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Old 23rd June 2007, 02:41 PM   #8
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Alan Kimmel has recently designed for Grommes and Modwright.
He is probable currently in residence at neither business, but they might be able to forward inquires.

His Grommes PHI-26 is, to my ears, beyond remarkable with 6P14P-EV's rolled in.
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Default Re: Actually I have that one already

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members.aol.com/tubelabs/

has been defunct for a while, now.
The Wayback Machine at http://www.archive.org/ may be your friend here. In 2001, he added a robots.txt file to prevent crawlers from archiving his site, but prior to that there are pages in the archive that you can access.

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Gary Pimm took down his site quite a while ago as well, I was momentarily heartened by Brett's post only to be disappointed when I found it still points to an empty page.
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