BAS Message
Mar 2013

1.  Ed Dell died February 25, 2013 at the age of 90. A guru for the do-it-yourself movement in the stereo component field, Mr. Dell launched Audio Amateur magazine in the early 1970s, later Glass Audio, Speaker Builder and AudioXpress (also Computer Smyth for people who wanted to build their own computers). He was editor for some 600 authors.

The genesis of Audio Amateur was the infamous "construction issue" of J. Gordon Holt's Stereophile. There was a storm of protest from readers that wanted reviews, not DIY, (that topic was never brought up again) but apparently enough people responded positively that he did an 80,000 piece mailing and then launched AA.

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