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chaiwallah
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:09 am    Post subject: imf box sellers? Reply with quote

Having just posted last message remembered reading mail from canadian tls50 mk2 owner,looking for b200 sp1039s having owned his since new.Did IMF enter a poor production phase with bad compromises?Any wisdom on the wilmslow audio /peerless b200 replacement anyone?Was Bud Fried the first man in transmission line production or did anyone else get there first?
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been informed by several former IMF employees that the Company were always secretive and "mean minded" so things were never really that good.

Radford produced a Bailey design and one of Burt Webb's efforts predate any of Fried's models.
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chaiwallah
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Colin,good to have some insight.Have any of these former employees got anything good to say about imf and are any of them audiophiles?What do they listen through at home?Did Altec Lansings ever get used in tl designs?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have any of these former employees got anything good to say about imf


Nothing good from any of the four that I've met/emailed/written to/etc.

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and are any of them audiophiles


Yes.

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What do they listen through at home


Quad ELS-63 Professionals, active ATC's or mini monitor designs like JR 149's - no IMF's.

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Did Altec Lansings ever get used in tl designs


Wouldn't thinks so, either IB's or horns.
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Cor van den Bogaart
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listen with your own ears and not someone elses.
Employees oft get angry when sacked due to non performance.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Employees oft get angry when sacked due to non performance.


None of my contacts were sacked.

The problems with IMF were down to a lack of financial control, big ideas, boardroom waste and "managers" incapable of man management
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