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Well, after 2 years it's time for another Stereophile consumer show in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, rm.# 10120. We'll be away until Tuesday the 18th of May, so hold down the fort 'til then. I hope to meet many, whom I have corresponded with over the months. Nothing like posting to your own website, eh? :-))
John Otvos, President /Slave
The worst part is the wait.However what in life that is great is not worth waiting for.I just got an e-mail and my Mach 17 and surrounds are all most finished.
Hi Robert, Ya I know, Christmas is coming too. :-)) Soon! Due to the upcoming Chicago show and the changes to the web site,and the 4 new products, I simply can't work any more then the 70 - 75 hrs./wk. that I'm already putting in. And now that the snow has melted, it's time to rake the lawn and get my veggie planters tilled, turned and topside. Lifestyle stuff you know? Whine, whine, whine.:-)) Waveform wasn't always into a back order situation, but it does look like this is the future for awhile anyway. We're looking forward to the summer when we can do some wilderness canoeing. Haven't quite figured out how to get a Waveform system in a light weight canoe though.
Great concept. I can't wait to hear a pair!
Bryan Stewart, Computers
Dear Bryan; Come to Chicago, IL, May14-16 Palmer House Hilton, rm. 10120 and hear the entire family.
love this website but, what about the DVD?
geri carwel, homaker
glassboro, new jersey
Dear Geri, Thanks for the love:-). What about the DVD? If good music is your rub, save your money and buy a universal player later on, perhaps even next yr. unless you deperately need a player for video.
Dear Mr.Otvos, it is my sincere wish to one day hear these magnificent instruments. To truly appreciate a man's life work... It is a privelage the measure of which cannot be understood by those who have no idea true music listening is one of the last great pleasures left in a world overcrowded with digital chaos eg pagers,celluar phones, interactive video, components that are all too invasive. The dedication and artistry of both musicians and men like yourself are the driving force of my eternal passion for sound. As for my present speaker system, the Paradigm Studio Monitor, I have had as equal the enjoyment of Scott Bagby's work. The two of you have my deepest admiration and respect. Very sincerely yours, Scott
Scott Strother, nurse assistant
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dear Scott, Actually it was Scott Bagby in April of 1985, who told me about the NRC in Ottawa and Floyd Toole's research work there. Bagby got the ball rolling for Waveform in a serious vein, otherwise I would have been doomed to the same subjectivist, "My work is correct because it comes from the heart and afterall, I did it", claptrap that is so prevalent within audio. I mentioned to Gerry Vandermural (sp?) in San Francisco in 1997, how impressed I was at the quality of sound they sell for the dollar. He in turn said how impressed he was with the kind of things that I have been doing with Waveform. Incidentally, we have a nurse with a system in Graham, TX who just loves her classical music and the way the Mach 17's keep her enthralled. Be patient and wait for the new site renovations and the Listening Network. Who says that a speaker manufacturer who markets direct, can't have "dealers"? :-)
Having had Altec Lansing A7-500's, I enjoyed your old speakers w/ 15". If ordered old JBL towers w/ 2 - 15's and Paragon compression midrange don't get it, I'll be interested in driving yours w/ my Krell receiver, 150 wpc, old Adcom 200 wpc, and, John, maybe a Pass 30 wpc for the top. We've talked on the phone before. If I get more interested, I'll call ya'. Would that amp array be good? Congratulations on your product's recognition as a great one. Lee
Dear Lee; Those amps will work as will many others. What one needs to be concerned with if you want the best performance is the SNR of the amps. Now with the latest CD's and the coming DVD standards, noise will be a large factor. The amps should also be mechanically quiet with a low output impedence.
I would like to recieve some more info. about waveform records and possibly a catalog with all of the music you offer. My favorite types of music are trance, ambient, and house music.
Jason Langley, Independent Contractor
The Business Lunch
Dear Jason, we make speakers only and fine ones at that! I believe you have us confused with a group in CA that has a site at www.waveformhq.com.
John Just thought I would poke my nose in the door for a short visit the site looks great. Looking forward to the new format. Hope your pc is still churning away as it should with minimal discomfort.
Jim Sanders, Computer Tech
Dear Jim, Nice to hear from you again. The debate over the PC vs the Mac, is probably as old as wide vs narrow dispersion in loudspeakers. :-) In the final analysis, the customer just wants something that works really well. What we see now is a convergenge in computers where they start to mimic each other and the differences become smaller and smaller. The design school of wide dispersion in speakers, which Waveform is a member of, is stealing the show, because the products that are a result of this school of thought, produce more natural and realistic sound. We are hard at work now on total web site renovations and hopefully they should be up by May 1st. Best wishes, J.Ö.
Very nice site, clean, uncluttered, personnal touches,reflect well upon your product.
André G. Raymond, programmer
Gov't Of Canada HRDC-DHRC
Dear André, Thanks for the post. The over riding consideration for the original design of the Waveform web site was elegance. Now that the site is undergoing a complete renovation we hope to grow on this theme with . . . as they say in advertising, more of everything. J.Ö.
Please send us product and dealer information.
George P. Roth, President
Audiophi;e and Ambiance
Parma, Ohio 44129
Dear George, Waveform sells direct only so our dealers are our owners as long as they let you into their homes for a listen and most of them do after qualification. One of the great things about the Internet is that each companies web site is their commercial. You will find everything that I would mail you already posted on this site except for the reviews which are sent as attachments.