“ After a couple of scheduling foul-ups, I managed to corner Reference Recordings' Keith O. Johnson at the 1984 Winter CES in Las Vegas for an interview. Trying to find a location in the Riviera Hotel that was quiet enough for a tape-recorded interview proved to be a problem until Keith suggested a vacant automobile parked next to the Acoustic Research room. (That's right: Both the room and the car were in a vast hall.) The car was part of AR's exhibit (it contained an AR auto-sound system) so we got permission from one of AR's people to use it for the interview.
Three-quarters of the way through the interview, a group of men approached the car and peered rudely in through the window. I irritably explained that an interview was under way and instructed them to get lost, at which they all backed off, looking perplexed. Then it dawned on us: It was their car. We graciously vacated so they could lock it up for the night.”
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