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,┬áDeltaLab, 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

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