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NEXT EARS MEETING


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EARS MEETS
JOHN HARDY
@ THE JOHN HARDY COMPANY


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EARS/HARDY BACKYARD BBQ ver.2
at the JOHN HARDY RANCH

TUESDAY, JUNE 26TH 6:30pm
1728 BRUMMEL STREET
EVANSTON, IL 60202





John Hardy The illustrious and always-entertaining John Hardy, longtime EARS friend, member, and owner of world-renowned John Hardy audio products has once again generously opened his manufacturing facility to EARS for a fascinating and educational evening.

Some of the finest mic pre-amps in the world are created here: the M-1, M-2, and the Jensen Twin Servo mic pre-amps, all meticulously hand built and wired using only the finest components available and thoroughly tested through each stage of the manufacturing process.

At the heart of many of John Hardy's creations is the 990C discreet op-amp he designed for his own products. Configured with Jensen input and output transformers, and a well-shielded toroidal transformer power supply, the 990C yields an amazingly transparent yet musical, low noise signal.


990C Op-Amp Prototype Hardy M-1 mic preamp Hardy at the Solder wav station
1) The 990C op-amp before potting; 2) Talk about packing it in tight...a 4 channel M-1 mic pre; 3) Hardy explains how the solder wave machine works to EARS members in 2010.


But the story goes much deeper than the creation of the 990 discreet op-amp and M-1 microphone pre-amp for which Hardy is so well known. John has been designing and building electronics for tape machines and mixing boards for decades and presents a very entertaining visual history of his products and philosophy.

When EARS first met at John's in 2010, he was in the early design phase to create high performance audio card upgrades for Sony/MCI consoles, MCI JH series tape machines, and 500 series versions of his acclaimed mic pre-amps. EARS will get to witness first hand the progress of these new creations.


CAD Software Tape machines BBQ 2010 1) CAD software used to lay out PCB's (coding by EARS own John Christy; 2) Bet you don't have these things as part of your livingroom furniture ! 3) EARS attendees enjoying the BBQ at John Hardy's in 2010.





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According to weather.com, the forecast for Tuesday June 26th predicts there is a 100% chance of some fun grilling at the John Hardy Company starting at 6:30pm...and so EARS will be toting the grill out along with the coolers for a fun and down home BBQ bash in Hardy's backyard. EARS will provide some of your BBQ favorites as well as adult beverages, but feel free to bring your own to toss on the grill. All are welcome....members and non-members alike.

After the BBQ, we'll get down to business starting with a personalized tour of Hardy's facilities followed by Hardy's own presentation in the 2nd floor theater.

This event is open to Non-Members and Members alike, but if you are not currently a member of EARS and have considered joining, this is an excellent opportunity. For students and those new to Chicago, EARS is a great way to network and meet studio owners, engineers, and producers. We could use a few good sound guys and gals like you. You can join at the meeting itself or by clicking here.

Look forward to seeing you at John Hardy's!

Related links: http://www.johnhardyco.com



EARS EVENT QUICK FACTS:

- This event is open to EARS Members and non-members alike
- Start time = 6:30 p.m.
- Limited parking is available on Brummel Street
- Consider car pooling with a friend or three
- BBQ food fare and adult beverages will be served
- This is a residential neighborhood, please respect the neighbors
- You can join or renew your membership at the event itself

OR...

- You can join or renew anytime by clicking HERE:
John Christy, Allen Sternquist, and John Hardy EARS members John Christy, Allan Sternquist, and John Hardy circa 197X..?? Some things just get better with age...



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