bbarbarosh wrote:Yes very much so.
Hello My name is Brian Barbarosh and I was the second to the last person that had the pleasure of working with Joel. I worked by his side for two years and although our time together was short he taught me soo much in that time. He also changed my life and outlook on everything. Shortly after his death I tried to carry on his mission and tried to run a smaller version of the turntable factory.... (snip)
R.I.P Joel Thorner I will never forget what you taught me.
With great love
Wow, I'm glad I stumbled across this. I owe Joel a debt for patiently walking me through some of the issues I ran into trying to get an SL-95B a friend gave me running, replying to my e-mail questions with patience, & respect for a different breed of tech (RF, 2-way radio, wireless modems, etc.) and no expectation of any remuneration. He helped me solve all but the last issue, and I was just about to pay him back by sending him the almost completely restored unit for that last little magic touch, when I heard he had lost his health battles. It was a sad day for me; even though I never met him, I felt I had lost a friend. We did have some kind of connection by then... a shared love of music and hi-fi... A gentle soul and very much missed.
I hope you take Ed up on his kind offer. I've seen a *lot* of his posts on (another forum) and he is a good guy. (I'm "Mike27" over there... moniker from a ham radio roundtable with Mr. Mike, Mikey, Michael, and a couple others having the most popular boys' name of the 1950s...)
Best to all,