RIP Siegfried Linkwitz

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  1. JP

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    Siegfried passed away peacefully this morning. From Jan Didden:

    “A gifted speaker designer who generously gave from his time and knowledge to many of us. His presentations and demos at the many Burning Amp festivals he attended were always packed. He will be sadly missed.

    Thoughts go out to his wife Eike and his children.”
     

     

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  2. Rinascita

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    Very sad loss. He will be missed. RIP
     
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    Sad what an amazing talented and kind man.
    Rip,
     
  4. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    I recently watched the interview that Mike Fremer did with Mr Linkwitz. The interview was good but I could see that his physical condition was precarious. RIP Sigfried.
     
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    RIP sir.
     

     

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    Sad day indeed. I built his Pluto and LXMini systems and have have enjoyed them enormously.

    Here is the link to the interview mentioned;

     
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  10. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    I came home late from visiting a friend last night and heard this sad news. Ironically the friend and I had several audio conversations that included Linkwitz. I have been an admirer of his for many years and his audio conclusions have always proven true to me (even though I mostly don’t understand them). I admired him so much that I searched for many years to find a pair of speakers he engineered from back in the 90s. The Audio Artistry Beethoven Elite speakers which currently reside in my main sytem. He was clearly one of us and weather you know it or not he had much to do with what we are all hearing from most all of our systems. He will be missed.
     
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  11. dshoaf

    dshoaf That high voltage buzz

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    This is, indeed, very sad news. I had the unique pleasure to sit with him, one-on-one, last year at the Burning Amp festival in San Francisco. We share a commonality of being both retired from HP so we spent most of the time finding commonalities along those lines.

    He shall be missed in the small audio community of engineer's engineers.

    Cheers,

    David
     

     

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    Wondered when this would happen... on a small, almost hidden, section of one of his webpages, they mentioned that he was in hospice. Men want to be remembered for achievements and he had plenty.
     
  13. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    he engineered some great speakers and I am very proud to own a set of these Beethovens. He will be missed...

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  14. botrytis

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    He was a character and it seems many of the amazing designers in audio are just that.

    RIP.
     
  15. JP

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    I missed my opportunity to meet him, because I was a jackass. The first year of my second stint in Colorado I went to RMAF, which was the first year Siegfried took the LX-521. That year, and I think the second year he hadn't even painted them yet.

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    My friend and I took a few steps in to the room (no music playing), took one look at those things, and walked right back out. Dumb. A year later:

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    A good friend told me about these speakers he swore I'd love. As I had a few QSC CX-404 amps laying around I took the chance on them. Another year passed before I recalled that I'd seen these speakers before. Regret.

    Today the LX-521.4 are in the museum-of-things-collecting-dust until I get my listening room built out. They are in the proper company though.

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    I think I leave them raw as a reminder. I do enjoy the LX-Mini + Sub I have in my office at work in the meantime.

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