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Rein Narma Fairchild 670 creator was an russian dude
Old 13th January 2008
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Rein Narma Fairchild 670 creator was an russian dude

Ok, the bests mic preamps are US and Britanic , but...


Was an russian guy the creator of the Mithic Fairchild 670 21 tubes compressor.


Make sense, because all russian spaceships are made of tubes, and fly ok too!

Please read the story:

From MIX Magazine:

The Fairchild 670 is often referred to as the "holy grail" of outboard devices for its rarity, value (currently about $30,000 on the used market) and usefulness in a wide variety of studio situations. And this hand-wired stereo unit is a beast, with 20 vacuum tubes (or 21 if you include the 5V4 rectifier) and 14 transformers tucked within its 65-pound chassis. (Click here to view/download a copy of a vintage Fairchild 660/670 datasheet.)


The origins of the 670 (and mono 660 version) are fairly humble, coming from Estonian-born Rein Narma. In the post-war years, this refugee from Soviet Russia worked for the U.S. Army as a broadcast/recording tech during the Nuremberg trials, later immigrated to the New York and took a job at Gotham Recording. Narma and several others founded Gotham Audio Developments, to build recording gear. Les Paul hired him to modify his first 8-track and later Narma built consoles for Rudy Van Gelder, Olmsted Recording and Les Paul, who also asked him to build a limiter. After beginning the project, Sherman Fairchild heard about it, licensed the design and hired Narma as the company's chief engineer. After a stint at Fairchild, Narma moved to Northern California and was a vice-president at Ampex.

And end of story!
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Old 13th January 2008
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Why's this in the moan zone?
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Why's this in the moan zone?
Because Fairchilds promote communism.
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communism itself was one of the most advanced and best political ideas ever.
This is one of the least advanced and dumbest statements ever.
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Old 13th January 2008
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I'm sure you know plenty about it.
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This is one of the least advanced and dumbest statements ever.
Obviously, you never played civilization....

Gustav
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Old 14th January 2008
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Russian imperialism sucks, and so does empire prod's attitude towards comunism.
Ummmmmmm....It was clearly a joke. How could you even have taken that seriously. Put down the crack pipe and lighten up.
Old 14th January 2008
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Well the joke isn't too obvious with that flag in the avatar.

Anyway, the rules in this place didn't say anything about me having to have a sense of humour to post here.

anyway, i'll throw in a to keep the spirits up. thumbsup
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Why are we dfegad and moaning about communism instead of thanking the OP for some genuinely interesting information about Narma who sounds like one of the real pioneers?

I had never heard of him until now, and now I want to read more about him.
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Why are we dfegad and moaning about communism instead of thanking the OP for some genuinely interesting information about Narma who sounds like one of the real pioneers?

I had never heard of him until now, and now I want to read more about him.
OMG!!!

Are you serious?

You really thought that Fairchilds in some way could promote communism?

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Oh yeah one more thing.....Screw the Russians they are all a bunch of commie bastards!!!heh
Old 14th January 2008
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Empire,

I should hope you were kidding with yours.

I was wondering why the thread was being dragged into politics when Narma (originally mentioned) sounded fascinating and that he was in fact what the poster wrote about.

That's all.

PS: it's spelled "communism".
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Oh yeah one more thing.....Screw the Russians they are all a bunch of commie bastards!!!heh
They do make a mean vodka though...
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Next GS calling an Estonian a Russian will be thrown out of here plus getting their a$$ kicked by me
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.. you decided to resurrect a more than a decade old thread just to say that?
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Next GS calling an Estonian a Russian will be thrown out of here plus getting their a$$ kicked by me
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