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Old 07-17-2012, 09:27 PM
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I did, way back in 1989. I thought they sounded really good, though there wasn't a lot of bottom end to them. It was my first exposure to the brand.
Way back? Kids these days
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:37 PM
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RIP Mike Kay.

We've lost a few Audio Legends this year.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:38 PM
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For those of you who are interested in paying your last respects to Mike, the arrangements for the funeral are as follows:

1:30pm - 2:00pm viewing @ Murphy's Funeral home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
Website: Home - Arlington Funeral Home

2:15pm there will be a short, graveside service.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:55 PM
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I did, way back in 1989. I thought they sounded really good, though there wasn't a lot of bottom end to them. It was my first exposure to the brand.
Yeah, in 1989, I had already owned five different pairs of Magneplanar/Magnepan speakers - and I remember that my Tympani speakers all had prodigious bottom end.- But, then I'm really old!

I wonder what a pair of Tympani type (three panel) speakers with today's Magnepan technology would sound like - I'll bet they would light up Carnegie Hall.

I wish I'd kept my Tympani IVa speakers that I was happily using in 1989! They surely filled a room (both with their physical size and the music they produced)
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:22 PM
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RIP Mike Kay.

We've lost a few Audio Legends this year.

Mike
Mike is not one of a few. Without him, we would not be where we are.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:02 AM
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Way back? Kids these days
That's in audio years, of course.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:19 AM
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Yeah, in 1989, I had already owned five different pairs of Magneplanar/Magnepan speakers - and I remember that my Tympani speakers all had prodigious bottom end.- But, then I'm really old!

I wonder what a pair of Tympani type (three panel) speakers with today's Magnepan technology would sound like - I'll bet they would light up Carnegie Hall.

I wish I'd kept my Tympani IVa speakers that I was happily using in 1989! They surely filled a room (both with their physical size and the music they produced)
While I stop short of calling myself a true hobbyist for several reasons, whenever I've been to Lyric (or any other audio store for that matter) it was always fascinating to see all the equipment on display, most at prices I couldn't relate to, never mind afford. And I could get a sense of why this is a real hobby for many.

As I say, I never actually met Mr. Kay but did see him in the store once, perhaps twice, and knew who he was. I trust that the current owners will take care of his "baby," and Lyric will probably be my go-to store for any future Mac gear I might buy (considering a Mac preamp, should I decide to replace my ARC).
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Bought a Breuer Dynamics tone arm from him way back when....
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Bought a Breuer Dynamics tone arm from him way back when....
That's a vintage arm worth owning. A work of art.
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