People who read my site are accustomed that in my section “Audio News” are published the semi-sarcastic articles about different aspects of audio industry. This article however is far from satire and now I would like just to publish one none-invented fact. You read this decide for yourself if this actual fact about a “famous reviser” is more absurd and ridiculous than the rest published at the given “Audio News” forum - I would hardly was able to invent the stupidity like this...
I received many e-mails from the visitors of my site. On 26 Jan 2007 I received an e-mail that makes me to laugh and to reply to the sender with the words: “It is typical and I know many stories like this about many industry players”. However, I decided do not publish the facts of that e-mail as I had no corroboration on the story from other sources. The story does sounded to me as a perfectly composed gossip, not impossible, but still, not credible enough to publish it as a fact.
Recently I got confirmation from very credible sources that the facts described in the mail were correct and without providing any further comments, here is the text of the original e-mail that I received.
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 11:37:12,
Original Message -----------------------
Don't know if you've heard this, but I'm guessing you're interested.
Jonathan Valin was nearly fired at Absolute Sound for unethical
behavior. Instead he was forced to formally apologize to Nordost for
attempting to sell interconnects that had been loaned to him by Nordost.
Originally, he had been sent a 17 meter length of Nordost interconnect
(probably their most expensive). Scum Valin had the interconnects cut
up into 17 one meter lengths and reterminated. Then douchebag Valin
attempted to sell these interconnects on Audiogon. The manufacturer
discovered this and traced the interconnects to Valin. The
manufacturer contacted Valin and asked that he return the 17 meter
length of loaned cable. Valin claimed he "lost them." LMAO. The
manufacturer then contacted the Absolute Sound. When confronted, Valin
lied and claimed he loaned them to a friend who cut them up and tried to sell them.
Apparently, the Absolute Sound nearly fired him, but instead, made him
write a formal apology to Nordost. Too bad they didn't fire his ass!!!
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