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(1) Who was Paul Gonsalves?

(2) What product was invented by Rudy Bozak?

(3) Whatever happened to "DUZ"?

(4) Who was Bob Stupak?

(5) What was "BROMO-SELTZER"?

(6) Who was Teresa Brewer?

(7) What was "SOAPINE"?

(8) What was special about the Scott turntable?

(9) Who recorded the "Liberian Suite"?

(10) How did Hoodlock visit the NYWF for free?

Ray Dashner

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(1) Who was Paul Gonsalves?

(2) What product was invented by Rudy Bozak?

(3) Whatever happened to "DUZ"?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->I think this was the soap powder with a towel or glass inside the box<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

(4) Who was Bob Stupak?

(5) What was "BROMO-SELTZER"?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->like Alka Seltzer but powdered<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

(6) Who was Teresa Brewer?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Had many hot records the most well known was "Music, Music, Music"<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

(7) What was "SOAPINE"?

(8) What was special about the Scott turntable?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->??? maybe Direct drive???<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

(9) Who recorded the "Liberian Suite"?

(10) How did Hoodlock visit the NYWF for free?

<!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->went under the fence???? <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Ray Dashner

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Gonsalves was a jazz sax dude.

Bazak had something to do with loudspeakers. I remember that name from my youth.

Soapine was, I believe a laundry soap?

LS had to be from Duke E. ?

Did Scott have the linear phono pickup?

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I think Hoodlock had said that he jumped (or dropped) off the access ramp from a nearby parkway. That was on days when his mom was working.

On any other day, he used his mom's employee gate pass.

Hmmm...one answer out of ten.....do I get to check the tire pressure on the turbine car?

I knew bromo seltzer too.

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Mike gets the first four right.. not enough.

But he's been given the priviledge to straighten out the Turbo car's body dings caused by Larry Lief.

He was paying more attention to girls that day. There was no visible damage to his Greyhound GAR!

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(1) Who was Paul Gonsalves?

++++ SAX PLAYER IN THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA

(2) What product was invented by Rudy Bozak?

++++ LOW EFFICIENCY WIDE RANGE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS

(3) Whatever happened to "DUZ"?

++++ LAUNDRY DETERGENT THAT SLIPPED OUT OF THE MARKET YEARS AGO

(4) Who was Bob Stupak?

++++ ORIGINATED "VEGAS WORLD" HOTEL AND CASINO, LATER TO BECOME "THE STRATOSPHERE"

(5) What was "BROMO-SELTZER"?

++++ "FIGHTS HEADACHES THREE WAYS"

(6) Who was Teresa Brewer?

++++ DIMINUTIVE REDHEAD THAT SANG "IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING I'D HAVE BAKED A CAKE"

(7) What was "SOAPINE"?

++++ ONE OF THE MANY LAUNDRY DETERGENTS THAT EMERGED AFTER WWII

(8) What was special about the Scott turntable?

++++ UNIQUE MECHANICAL DESIGN ELIMINATED LOW FREQUENCY AUDIO FEEDBACK FROM NEARBY LOUDSPEAKERS. DESIGN INCLUDED BUILT IN STROBE AND VARIABLE SPEED CONTROLS

(9) Who recorded the "Liberian Suite"?

++++ DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, 10 INCH COLUMBIA LP, 1947. RARE COLLECTORS ITEM

(10) How did Hoodlock visit the NYWF for free?

++++ TICKETS WERE ALL PAID FOR BY HIS BENEFACTOR, GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER BECAUSE OF HIS SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE WORKINGS OF NYWF

Ray Dashner

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<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->(2) What product was invented by Rudy Bozak?

++++ LOW EFFICIENCY WIDE RANGE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Why would somebody buy something that's inefficient?

Randy "not too technically savvy when it come to electrical stuff" Treadway

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<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->(2) What product was invented by Rudy Bozak?

++++ LOW EFFICIENCY WIDE RANGE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

Why would somebody buy something that's inefficient?

Randy "not too technically savvy when it come to electrical stuff" Treadway

There are basically two ways to make a loudspeaker have low distortion:

1) make the moving voice coil longer than the stationary magnet poles, so the the same number of coil turns are always in between the magnet poles as the speaker vibrates back and forth; but then many of the coil turns are wasted, and the speaker is relatively inefficient.

2) make the moving voice coil much shorter than the stationary magnet poles, so the whole coil is always in between the the magnetic poles - but then a lot of the magnetic field is wasted, and the speaker is relatively inefficient

If you want more efficiency, you can get it by making the coil length and the pole length comparable, but you will have more distortion.

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There are basically two ways to make a loudspeaker have low distortion:

1) make the moving voice coil longer than the stationary magnet poles, so the the same number of coil turns are always in between the magnet poles as the speaker vibrates back and forth; but then many of the coil turns are wasted, and the speaker is relatively inefficient.

2) make the moving voice coil much shorter than the stationary magnet poles, so the whole coil is always in between the the magnetic poles - but then a lot of the magnetic field is wasted, and the speaker is relatively inefficient

If you want more efficiency, you can get it by making the coil length and the pole length comparable, but you will have more distortion.

HEAR! HEAR!

Expert analysis, Wayne!

Regrettably, Rudy is no longer with us to get his explanation.

Ray

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So are you saying that Mr. Bozak's invention of "LOW EFFICIENCY WIDE RANGE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS" yielded wide range (I would presume that to mean it could produce good highs as well as lows, or both "tweeter" and "woofer"), but possibly at the expense of some distortion? What do we mean by distortion- is that what we might hear as "noise" or "buzz"? So if you get wide range but the trade is a buzz, that's what's meant by "low efficiency"?

And if a system could produce both wide range AND low distortion, that would be a high efficiency system?

I'm wondering about it more in terms of the quality of sound production more than wrapped wires and poles, but if it's a gas hog (your house's power meter spins like crazy when it's on) then one would think the consumer would be interested in that too.

Obviously when I walk into a store shopping for a new amplifier or speakers, the salesmen wring their hands with glee and start throwing out the watts & amps statistic talk because they figure the average buyer doesn't have a clue (and they're right). I just want to know if I listen through headphones for an hour or two, if it's going to give me a headache, and whether I need an Engineering degree to figure out the controls.

A couple of years back, the amp that I had my Sony TV and Sony DVD player hooked up to- a Fisher amp that was 25 years old- finally burned out (if it stops working, I call it "burnt out"- not least of which was that there was smoky smell ). I'd bought the Fisher as a set- amp, speakers & turntable- way back in the early 80's. The turntable is somewhere out in the garage, but I was still using the amp & speakers. So I went out and bought a Kenwood home-theater amp unit that had a lot of the latest stuff- both video & audio controls- but I kept those 25 year old Fisher speakers. Why? Because I have no complaints- they produce great stereo sound off the TV or DVD or CDs, and if there's any noise at all, it's "not visible to the human ear" Newer doesn't necessarily mean better I guess.

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In the 50's time zone (1954), in my youthful quest for HI-FI, I must have owned nearly every innovative turntable, tone arm, stereo cartridge, amplifier and tape recorder on the market. I was somewhat of a pioneer in my city and friends were astounded at the sounds of my system.

The speakers I have today are tthe same as I had then. Two Karlsen enclosures housing James B. Lansing D-130 15" speakers, University crossover networks, JBL #O-75 tweeters and Electro-Voice mid range drivers and horns. This system can reproduce a pure 16 cycle note from a pipe organ's 32 ft. pipe (contrabombarde). It is a highly efficient system easily driven to full room volume with an average of eight watts from an RCA 300 watt stereo amp.

The early Bozak speaker systems offered a pure undistorted reproduction, but it required a high power amplifier with equal characteristics! Buzzes and other annoyances such as 120 cycle hum are not considered as distortion, but instead are introduced by poorly wired connectors or insufficient filtering in the amplifier's power supply.

My speaker system here will put any of today's offerings to shame!

Ray

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So are you saying that Mr. Bozak's invention of "LOW EFFICIENCY WIDE RANGE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS" yielded wide range (I would presume that to mean it could produce good highs as well as lows, or both "tweeter" and "woofer"), but possibly at the expense of some distortion?

Read again, a little more slowly, please - the Bozaks were low distortion (good), but that was achieved at the cost of low efficiency. They were also wide range, meaning covering bass, midrange and treble, although that quality is more indirectly tied to the efficiency and distortion numbers.

Distortion in this case means that if you play a pure tone, a speaker that has distortion also generates overtones - not good, because you hear a timbre to the instrument that wasn't in the original. When distortion gets really bad, the sound will be "raspy", like a little portable radio turned up too loud. Any reasonably low-distortion speaker will never reach that level of distortion, even at reasonably loud listening levels.

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Are we far enough off topic now?

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"(6) Who was Teresa Brewer?

Had many hot records the most well known was "Music, Music, Music""

If I'd only been here, the Yankee fan in me would have been plugging her recording of "I Love Mickey!"

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Mike gets the first four right.. not enough.

But he's been given the priviledge to straighten out the Turbo car's body dings caused by Larry Lief.

He was paying more attention to girls that day. There was no visible damage to his Greyhound GAR!

I knew 5, 6, and had my suspicions about Hoodlock and 10 (I think he also snuck on my bus). I didn't have the opprtunity to bust up the turbo car, Ray (I was a demsey dumpster specialist), but I did find one of those surviving babies in that auto museum on Wilshire Blvd. in L.A.

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Teresa Brewer singing "Sweet Old Fashioned Girl"

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