What’s so cool about vintage gear?

What’s so cool about vintage gear?

Back in ’85, I accepted my first job for a consumer hi-fi equipment manufacturer called a/d/s/, based out of Wilmington, MA. My first position was that of Product Specialist for their Pro-Audio division, DeltaLab, who made digital time delays for live sound, commercial installation and recording studios. Back then, we were known for developing some of the first products in the new “digital era” that successfully combined good sound with low cost to these markets. The ability to have full bandwidth at maximum delay times was unheard of. Our chief competitors, like Lexicon, Roland and others, were amazed at our technical achievements, given our price point. But like so many other companies, we realized that our customer’s needs and the market had changed, so we quietly faded into the pro-audio graveyard with little to look back on. Continue reading

QSC K12 Review & Road Test

QSC K12 Review & Road Test

Today, we’ll review and discuss the very popular QSC model K12 powered speaker.  American Musical Supply  As you may be aware, the K12 has been on the market for over 7 years and is regarded by many as today’s standard in powered speakers.  Since its introduction, many other manufacturers’ similar offerings have passed through dealer’s shelves, but none have stood the test of time like the K-Series.  Products in the series include the K8, K10, K12 and KSub.  But for now, we’ll concentrate on the K12.  Why?  I am a K12 user for over 2-years and a fan of most QSC products.  If you have time, checkout QSC K12 Info  and take a look at the many quality products they produce. Continue reading

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