Original Bozak DJ Mixers
Information for DJs, club owners, or just the general public to identify original Bozak DJ mixers.
This website is for historical information only. No products are for sale and this site is not associated with the company now using the Bozak name and producing Bozak brand electronic products.
Thank you to all who have visited the buzzybeck.com, a historical web site for those with an overwhelming interest in Bozak mixers. I will continue answering and helping as many owners of the original Bozak as I can. Most know I spent 50 plus years in the background and the last 15 years teaching several people the ins and outs of the original products.
If you found this web site you most likely searched my name and found that I worked on the original BOZAK mixers from the 1970's thru the 1980's until the Connecticut company closed it's doors in 1989. Rather than have paragraphs about my personal history in television, radio, commercial voice overs, engineering, technical design, club sound installations, FCC, etcetera until my 2001 retirement; instead this web site is dedicated to the owners and operators of the original BOZAK mixers designed and built in the United States of America.
Early in 2001 myself along with others once again generated interest in the rotary mixer only to find individuals and company's trying to clone or copy the original mixer and its sound reproduction ability. Other than adding extra inputs, outputs, equalizers, etcetera to their mixers, in my opinion few have come close to the original BOZAK DL series mixers source reproduction ability. Large web sites have popped up all over the Internet with individuals patting themselves on the back for their life long accomplishments and taking credit for what the original BOZAK company created when most were not involved in any of the design or actual products that came to the market place.
I have disclosed historical facts, company member names, factory accomplishments, etcetera to many only to later find their web site taking credit for the facts or suddenly remembering a old employee name I once gave them. I stayed in the background for years but with the recent passing of the last actual owner, one of my associates, and friend I feel it's time to make awareness of the accomplishments of the original BOZAK company from Connecticut that produced the disco-tech mixer that became the standard in clubs, loved by DJs, and the legend all remember. Late 1988 through 1989 the original BOZAK company ended, moved all facility's to Florida, was renamed, and set up shop manufacturing and selling telecommunication/teleconferencing equipment. In 1995 all inventory remaining as original BOZAK material was sold off or disposed of and there was no company to be sold. Other than some original tooling, inventory parts, prints, and electronic schematics in my possession, plus a couple ex-employees who sold obsolete inventory to myself over the years nothing remains from the original Connecticut BOZAK company.
The BOZAK name became a dead amenity because the original company no longer existed after 1989 to retain the registration as a company. Anyone could acquire the BOZAK name and in fact one manufacture making small phono preamplifiers did actually that for a short period of time, but the original Bozak company closed in 1989, so it is incorrect to say the company was sold to anyone or acquired by any other company. You will find reference to attribute to these facts in several of the articles here in.
There was only a handful of inquiries or repairs involving mixers so when I relocated in 1995 all my original Bozak material and parts inventory was put in a rental storage area. Around 2000 the decision was made to sell off or scrap material in storage. Only tooling and new material was kept and anything used or in pieces was put in trash barrels for several weeks. As the interest came back around in rotary mixers I found myself sitting on a lot of new obsolete inventory and at one point sold boxes containing 50 Alps RK40 black beauty potentiometers for $100.00 per box or $2.00 each. Lots of new metal chassis material was going to be scrapped for aluminum weight but I was urged to hold on to it by a couple parts buyers. Seeing that a reissued UREI 1620 mixer was being offered I was asked to put a couple mixers together. Having lots of DLC mixer chassis material and parts do to being the last mixer produced with very few sold, I assembled the DLC mixer for a couple friends and then over the years offered a few of the originals for sale. I have since seen reproduced DLC mixers popping up looking like originals, but if you know what to look for they can be spotted. You will find reference to attribute to these facts in several of the articles here in. I am still establishing this web page and hope all enjoy reading first hand facts from myself, owners, and ex-employees.
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