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    Jonathan Valin the best audio writer, EVER.

    In the TAS 40th anniversary issue, Harley writes that Jonathan Valin is the best audio writer, ever.

    Wonder if HP's decision to publish why he left TAS had anything to do with this?

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    maybe most fickle writer ever. his head is so big and his references change so much, it's hard to keep up with him these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devert View Post
    In the TAS 40th anniversary issue, Harley writes that Jonathan Valin is the best audio writer, ever.
    Really one of the more comical statements I've read.

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    Being an audio writer does not mean being a reviewer. I always separate these two aspects - and care little about the later. Surely, all IMHO.

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    I have some problems with Harley' statement. I mean, surely there must be other audio writers who have their spell check turned on?
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    JV is a really good writer. I think that when he writes one can certainly understand exactly what he is saying. He paints an excellent picture and IMO he is very clear and easy to follow. I think however that being a reviewer is more than being a great writer. I have had a few battles with Mr. Valin about a myriad of subjects and I don't believe in his premises that there are multiple ways to listen or hear. I do respect his ability to express himself as well as anyone that has ever done what he does. HP was a great writer but HP never finishes anything and today barely writes a few sentences.
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    I have a few favorite audio writers - at the risk of omitting some I also really like I will nominate just a few I consider very good. Gordon Holt, Harry Pearson, Jacob Heilbrun, Jonathan Valin, Martin Colloms and Paul Miller. Unhappily Jean Hiraga does not write regularly about audio since he started his audio company - but I still love reading his essays. This does not mean I always agree with their opinions or conclusions in reviews!

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    David Wilson was the bomb when he used to write for TAS back in the Bronze age.

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    I did like Wilson in the early TAS too .
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    I like Fremer's writing style. It's far easier to grasp than Valin's.


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