Dagummit -- we've lost another one: Richard Shahinian :-(

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,965
"It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

"Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,659
    Due to the coming of age of the boomer's which is also the time of the pioneers of hifi we will probably lose more sooner than we'd like.

    RIP
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,965
    edited December 2017
    Well, we've lost the consumer hifi pioneers already (Scott, Fisher, Marantz, Klipsch, and their colleagues and collaborators)... Sidney Harman (love 'im or hate 'im) lived to a very ripe old age (and stayed in the game, too). Villchur also lived a long life. The last of the truly Old Guard -- from my perspective -- was Roy Allison, who died this past year.

    The generation that're passing now are their heirs.

    Besides Shahinian and Nudell, Ayer Acoustics' redoubtable Charles Hansen died in the past couple of weeks, as well.

    https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/general/messages/73/731181.html

    remembrance of Hansen from JA @ Stereophile:
    https://www.stereophile.com/content/charley-hansen-1956-2017

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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