Another Giant in the Audio business leaves us RIP Tim de Paravicini

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arj

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one of the classic designers who understood tubes

Tim straddled both the world of professional audio and that of domestic hi-fi. He was best known in the pro-audio world for his radical modifications of ATR and Studer tape machines. These machines are capable of digital levels of signal-to-noise ratio, and have a bandwidth in excess of 8Hz to 80,000Hz. Here again, Tim used both tube and solid state devices. The Studer C37 used by Waterlily Acoustics to record the Grammy-award-winning Meeting By The River, was all tube, while the electronics in the tape machine currently used by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab to master their LPs and CDs is solid state—though the cutting heads used to make their LPs are driven by EAR tube amps.
 

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Very sad news indeed... I guess I would have been among the last few people to have bought from him... Got my EAR 912 just 6-7 weeks ago! He really was a genius...
 
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