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Dr. Sidney Harman, the founder of Harman-Kardon and Harman Industries provided a fascinating interview. He spoke of his early days and the innovative product line that helped develop the “hi-fi” industry (now referred to as the audio industry). He also took the time to outline the background for...
Ken Hyams was a key franchise owner of Altec Lansing in the early days of consumer electronics. He worked for a Los Angeles retailer for audio, consumer-electronic, products in the late 1940s and 1950s. While witnessing the growth and development of the audio industry, particularly with products...
Michael MacDonald has been a key-figure in the world of audio engineering and sound reinforcement as both a field technician and as part of corporate staff including as the president of JBL Professional. In 1996, as the Vice President for Harman Industries, Michael created many of the marketing...
Phil Moon was serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Lynx Studio Technology at the time of his NAMM Oral History interview. At the time he discussed his overwhelming success after taking advice from a friend to spend more money on advertisements. After heeding this advice, an early TV...
Clyde Moore is the son of the founder of Crown International, an innovative sound system and pro audio company in Elkhart, Indiana for which Clyde once served as president.  Over the years Crown has patented tape recorders, speakers and loud-system products as well as other pro audio systems.   The...
Cal Perkins was the product engineer for a number of innovative products over his long and successful career.   Cal's background and training on early amplification and audio technology resulted in his involvement with several key products for JBL, Mackie Design, and Biamp Systems, among others.  ...
David Scheirman serves the AES (Audio Engineering Society) on its Board of Governors, capping a globe-trotting pro sound career that has included over 3,000 shows in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. His audio career has taken him on tour with top-tier artists from the mid-...
Mark Ureda was a young engineering student when he dreamed of working for JBL.  He had that chance in 1976 for one day (that is a good story), but when that did not work out he joined the aerospace industry for over 25 years.  Then, as if to finally make his dream a reality, Mark was hired by JBL...
Craig Yarbrough worked alongside his brother Tony and sister Phyllis (his younger sister joined them later) in running the music store they established in Memphis to serve the working musician.  The all-in-the-family store soon developed a special role in the industry, which focused on audio and...
Tony Yarbrough’s love of music led to buying a music store in Memphis that was closing and renaming it Yarbrough Music, which soon became a hub for musicians in and around town.  He took an interest in audio and pro audio installations and created a division of the store called Memphis Audio. ...

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