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steve:
I did not know where else to post this.

John Atkinson is stepping down as editor of Stereophile Magazine as of April 1st. He served for over 33 years.
He will assume the position as "Technical Editor". Jim Austin will assume the role of Editor.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/stereophile-next-generation

I was acquainted with John from participation on Stereophile Forum and a few emails. He is
a stand up guy, appreciated him in his role as editor.

Cheers

Steve

Nick B:
Thanks for the info, Steve. I stopped subscribing to Stereophile over a year ago. But I assume John is still happily taking all those measurements.

rollo:
  Well some will be unhappy and others happy. The voicing crowd won't cry. The measurement crowd will. John was always a good Guy to me. Came to our show rooms and had very nice comments.. I will miss him as Editor.


charles

Nick B:

--- Quote from: rollo on February 10, 2020, 12:03:49 PM ---  Well some will be unhappy and others happy. The voicing crowd won't cry. The measurement crowd will. John was always a good Guy to me. Came to our show rooms and had very nice comments.. I will miss him as Editor.


charles

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I understand, Charles. Wasnít intending to knock John. Itís just that the poor measurements hurt some manufacturers whoís equipment sounded quite good. Like my BP SE dac, for example.
I read and enjoyed Stereophile for many, many years. Iíve learned much more, though, from audio forums and especially this one.

dBe:
Years ago (1998) Larry Archibald (remember him - He was truly a great guy) hired me to design the new Stereophile listening room in their upcoming construction in Santa Fe.  This was right before Petersen Publishing bought Stereophile.  Never got built because they moved the magazine to this location:https://www.stereophile.com/content/810-san-mateo-drive-santa-fe  It sucked that they didn't have the ir listening room any longer.

I had more than a few lunches with Larry and JA attended one of the lunches and was a total jackass.  Perhaps he was having a bad day.  We are all entitled to those.  It is just a shame that my initial impression was that he was I guy I had no desire to know.  Too bad.  Wes Phillips was great, so were the other people I interacted with during the process.  JA, not so much.

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