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    RIP William C. "Bill" Thomas - a great Dynaco resource ...

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:30 pm

    It was with sadness that I read of the passing of William C. "Bill" Thomas. Bill passed away last November 3rd, 2011 but this fact was just reported on another audio related board today - 2/24/12. Bill, who was 72, was the moderator of the Vintage Circle on the AudioCircles and a real proponent of the restoration and rebuilding of Dynaco Tube gear. Bill was a wealth of knowlege when it came to anything "Dynaco" be it Dynaco tube preamps, amps or FM tuners. He had a long career in radio and television and recently retired as a real estate broker.

    Years ago I use to get into some controversial discussions with Bill on the "other" Dynaco forum. We didn't always agree but I always respected his wealth of knowledge. Below are five links to some of Bill's very informative posts on the Vintage AudioCircle.

    Rebuilding the Dynaco FM-3

    Another FM-3 rebuild thread

    Dynaco SCA-35 rebuild

    Dynaco PAS-3X rebuild

    Dynaco ST-70 rebuild


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    Post by DynakitParts on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:08 pm

    Bill Thomas was an asset to all of us who grew up building Dynaco's and in the later years building new or restoring older Dyna equipement. He seemed to know most everything about Dynaco products including the small details that no one knew.

    I for one appreciate the time Bill spent with all of us and his generosity in the sharing his knowledge. He will be missed by many.

    I recall a few of the posts you refer to with Bill Thomas. I think he enjoyed every moment debating the issues with you. On an added note,I never realized Bill was a former member of the US Marine Corps.

    Semper Fi Bill.

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    Re: RIP William C. "Bill" Thomas - a great Dynaco resource ...

    Post by denny9167 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:59 pm

    That is really sad to hear. Bill was a great resource for me regarding the FM-3 tuners,I learned alot from him. We exchanged a few e-mails. He was always glad to help. Thanks for posting Bob.


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    Post by Sal on Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:23 am

    I am very sad to hear about Bill. He was an asset to the Dynaco community and a great guy.



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    Re: RIP William C. "Bill" Thomas - a great Dynaco resource ...

    Post by Tune on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:01 am

    Bill was a great individual; he would give a lot of time and effort to help people. He showed people how to do great restorations on Dynaco equipment. I bought a ST70 from him back in 2008 and he was awesome to do business with, he worked to please his customers. He will be missed by many

    This is the link to the amp he rebuilt that I bought:

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