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Tube Hunting Trips -

This is the mastermind of the Ah! product line, and one of the most well-known distributors of high-end audio in Europe, Herman Van Den Dungen.Herman was our gracious host and allowed us to stay at his home in France. During the course of his nap, we occasionally poked him with a stick. This is Dominique, sweety to Herman, and Herman's daughter Case. The guy with the bird had an exhibition where they flew a bald eagle over a person's head, along with numerous hawks, and other exotic birds. He used to travel with the Grateful Dead. From right: Dominique, Herman,...

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Upscale In the News -

Click here to read the Jazz Times feature on Upscale Audio.

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Upscale In the News -

Click here to read the New York Times article on Upscale Audio.

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HiFi Amusement -

On Saturday Oct 25 2002, my neighbor asked if we were going to evacuate. That he heard it was mandatory. Being in Upland/Claremont, against the foothills, we have fires every year somewhere. They can cause a bit of nervousness..but not much more. Over the next hour a few friends called and asked if they could help. "Naw"....I wasn't worried. But I sensed some increasing tension in the area. There was a neighborhood meeting in the afternoon, and they stated every street would have a fire truck on it in the event of a problem. And indeed Cucamonga did have that...

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Tube Hunting Trips -

"We're going to party for Bastille Day [French Independence Day], and I have a date for you!" said Herman. I wasn't too hot on the idea, and I thought my wife, Lisa, would not dig it either. Herman stated there was a girl in the little village called Loupia in the South of France. She really wants to meet an American from California. I asked Herman what she looked like, and Herman told me she is petite and cute, and her name is Antionette. So with some hesitation, I agreed to escort her to the party.This photo above is the...

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