Hello all! Sorry I’ve been away for so long – based on some messages I’ve received, it looks like I was missed, which is a nice little ego boost 😊 The reasons for my absence are two-fold: one, we’ve had several very large local jobs that have taken up a large part of my time, and two – I’ve been trying hard to get back to work on a feature film I’ve had in development for the last couple of years. More on that in a bit – hope you’ll read on to learn about it, since the themes of the film touch on so many topics covered in these Harman threads (believe it or not!).
But first, I’d like to say that I’m very pleased that
is essentially going to be taking over my role most of the time on these threads. Rex is outstanding at supplying everyone with truly informed thoughts and opinions, plus now has the same kind of high level access to Harman personnel that I have enjoyed – which means he is able to get authoritative answers to your questions. As anyone who reads his posts knows, Rex is incredibly knowledgeable about all things audio and bases his comments on solid science and an understanding of what is really important in an A/V system. Since Rex and I started working together we’ve found that we speak in almost exactly the same “voice” – one we think is based in a solid, “evidence-based” approach to these technologies. As a result, Rex now has a direct line to people like Dr. Floyd Toole, Dr. Sean Olive, Kevin Voecks, Mark Glazer and others at Harman that can provide high level feedback for those who are posting here. All the introductions have been made and Rex is now poised to be the “go to” for ACCURATE Harman / Revel / Lexicon / JBL Synthesis info. The whole team at Harman stands by ready to support him 😊
Once you know a little background on Rex I think you can see why he is the ideal person to take over - he learned audio fundamentals at the Institute of Audio Research in New York and got a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was the Director of Audio and Video Services for the School of Music there for 32 years. Rex has also worked as a recording, mixing, editing, mastering and live sound engineer, having engineered thousands of recordings and produced numerous vinyl records and CDs for professional artists. He has extensive knowledge of room acoustics and experience as an audio systems designer for professional and consumer audio, recording studios, live sound systems, and home theaters.
I will be dropping in from time to time but as mentioned above I am getting pulled in other directions. I honestly think Rex is “the guy” to take my place here on AVS.
Stand by for my next post – a little “self-publicity” on a movie I’m working on 😊