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Re: [Rollei] OT: Re: What did you do in the war? (long)

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From: "Eric Goldstein" <egoldste  >
To: <rollei  
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 4:43 PM
Subject: [Rollei] OT: Re: What did you do in the war? (long)

> Richard Knoppow wrote:
> > There were also attempts to broadcast stereo before the
> > multiplex system by using two FM stations (sort of
> > or an FM and AM station (awfull).
> These broadcasts persisted until quite late. My early 60's
Fisher 800B is
> set up to receive FM-AM stereo.
> (This receiver is still in operation BTW with most of its
original tubes.)
> http://antiqueradio.org/fish02.htm
> Eric Goldstein
 Avery Fisher, the founder of the company who made these is
the man the concert hall in N.Y. is named after.
  I have some Fisher tube stuff dating from the original
company. Like Marantz, Fisher sold out to interests which
very substantially lowered the quality of the products.
  As we know from Rollei trade marks have value established
from association with an initially premium quality product.
Later use often does not live up to the original. Fisher,
Marantz, MacIntosh, even JBL, were all more or less cottage
industries when "HI-FI" started.
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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA