One of the reasons I visit this forum is to find out who recently passed away. Whether it’s a musician (or audio pioneer), no one gets out of here alive. It’s all very sad, but also inevitable!
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I was particularly saddened to hear the news about Dave Wilson. He genuinely seemed to be one of the most sincere and earnest characters in audio. He made no bones about what he was after regardless of price, and what he was after seems to please a lot of people. No surprise many feel a sharing of a kindred spirit.
He could almost have been a counterpart to Harbeth's Alan Shaw in that his attention to all aspects of loudspeaker design was diligently scrutinized until he was finally satisfied with his design enough to take it to the market. It's also interesting that he and Alan Shaw arrived at different destinations in landscape of the high end having travelled via a slightly different set of compromises, mostly choice of cone materials.
Although definitely in the high end camp of excellence it was refreshing to see somewhat more affordable (fingers crossed) models such as the Sabrina and the Duette appear in more recent times.
Thanks again Dave.