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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: KEF and PMC Reply with quote

Some may have seen it before, but this is an interesting article which refers to the link between KEF and the founding of PMC - also the PMC founder's KEF collection.

http://www.pmc-speakers.com/docs/pete_thomas.pdf?phpMyAdmin=8LyaWL%2ChfPE6kx2yLP2Xe5AoLQc
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: KEF and PMC Reply with quote

Thank you so very much for that, but it stops at 3 pages... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, in theory part 2 is here: http://www.pmc-speakers.com/company/index.php?mode=who_we_are but the links are broken
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the advantages of being anonymous Cool, I spotted Pete Thomas at the Tonbridge Audiojumble earlier this year with his hair in a pony tail and looking a couple of stone lighter than his photographs.

I wonder whether he'll be visiting Bracknell next Sunday?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you really believe him when he says the KM1 did not go loud enough? If the Radio 1 people really thought that they must have been deaf by then if that was their preferred listening levels? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
can you really believe him when he says the KM1 did not go loud enough? If the Radio 1 people really thought that they must have been deaf by then if that was their preferred listening levels? Very Happy


What Radio 1 personel probably meant was "Not Enough Distortion! "
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
One of the advantages of being anonymous Cool, I spotted Pete Thomas at the Tonbridge Audiojumble earlier this year with his hair in a pony tail and looking a couple of stone lighter than his photographs. I wonder whether he'll be visiting Bracknell next Sunday?


These pony- tails seem to be infectious... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: KEF and PMC Reply with quote

roberte wrote:
Some may have seen it before, but this is an interesting article which refers to the link between KEF and the founding of PMC - also the PMC founder's KEF collection. http://www.pmc-speakers.com/docs/pete_thomas.pdf?phpMyAdmin=8LyaWL%2ChfPE6kx2yLP2Xe5AoLQc


It gets more fascinating! I have just read the three pages and am gagging fot the rest of the article.

However, I also noticed his association with RACAL , it is a small world indeed.
Many of the original Racal diehards from that era are well known to me as well as all the numerous offshoots that the company produced.
One or two still growing rapidly in Gloucestershire.
One friend in particular worked for Heathkit Gloucester before joining Racal. His forte was filter designs at which he still excells... the other is now in NZ and the rest of the list is far too long.
Interestingly most are Hi-Fi addicts like the rest of us!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
can you really believe him when he says the KM1 did not go loud enough? If the Radio 1 people really thought that they must have been deaf by then if that was their preferred listening levels? Very Happy

The ears self protection mechanisms cause temporary and eventually permanent threshold shift of the ear's sensitivity. I don't remember any Radio 1 personnel, but one Radio 2 studio manager did admit that his taxi home after one session seemed remarkably quiet! Twisted Evil

Even though the KMI could achieve +12dB spl compared to the LS5/8, which they had been using, another SM asked if they could have another 10dB, to have a "little bit in hand" Laughing

The KMI did not sound as loud as it was because of the lack of amplifier clipping. For a lot of users if there is no audible distortion then it's not loud. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, I sadly know a few myself, they are not happy unless their system is producing square waves! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speakerguru wrote:
For a lot of users if there is no audible distortion then it's not loud. Rolling Eyes


Very true, in which case the next question is why spend oodles of money on something like the KM1? get a JBL or Tannoy, revel in the relative distortion... and get an inferior balance Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of when I first heard the top of the range KEF reference loudspeakers at home driven by a Krell.
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It did not sound too loud till you tried to speak and realised that your lungs were being modulated by the KEFs. Wink
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