The development of this
web site is an example of the influence of the Internet and its
opportunities to build virtual communities. It is the work of
three people who met through the net, stumbling into each other
on Ebay as we sought copies of old loudspeaker literature. We
decided it was in our interest to share what each of us had
gathered at no cost. When we looked at the sum total of what we
had, it appeared there were the beginnings of a history that
could be developed into a web site. We set this as a preliminary
goal and decided to reach out to individual contacts we had to
see if we could gain assistance. This led to the establishment
of a network of new friends and contacts that share our
interest. It is developing into a community of vintage audio
hobbyists that spans the globe. We are especially grateful to
those who have shared their time and information to add to this
The three of us have direct responsibility
for maintaining this site and coordinating ongoing research on
Lansing Heritage. We are literally separated by thousands of
miles and have relied on email and phone conversations to
establish close ties. Steve Schell and Don McRitchie have met on
one occasion in Los Angeles for the Lansing Heritage Tour 2000.
We have yet to convince Steve Lewis to leave his island paradise
and meet with us.
Feel free to contact us individually if you
wish. However it may take us some time to reply. since we are
quite busy in our efforts to maintain and develop this site.
Lewis: Steve is an entrepreneur from Maui. A musician in
his early years, the experience, joy and transformative power of
live performances left profound memories. Participating in this
project is Steve's way of saying thank you to those who were
inspired to create the audio systems we know of today.
McRitchie: Don is a civil engineer living in Winnipeg,
Canada. His interest in Lansing dates from his high school days
when he first heard a JBL 030 system. He has subsequently
become the quintessential Ancient Audiophile in the Quest for
the Ultimate Home System. Don is the webmaster for this site.
Schell: Steve is a piano technician and fevered
audiophile from Long Beach, California. He pursues great sound
by tinkering with triode amplifiers and bachelor-sized horn
loudspeakers Steve's current avocational pursuits include
experimenting with field coil driver technology in his home
workshop, and conducting further historical research to
embellish this website.