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Old 14th January 2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default OT: Tribute to Kondo-San

This just in from Steve Klein of Sounds of Silence, the US importer for Audio
Note Japan.

We regret to inform that on January 8th 2006, Hiroyasu Kondo, founder of
Audio Note Japan, passed away peacefully in his sleep while attending the
CES audio show in Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife, Kazuko; his son,
Yuji; and his daughter, Hisae.

Hiroyasu Kondo, the second son of a Buddhist priest, was a professor of
electronic engineering and molecular metallurgy. He founded Audio Note in
Japan in 1976, facilitating his desire to develop audio equipment capable of
reproducing the essence of artistic performance captured in recorded music.
He was often referred to as the "silver smith" for his revolutionary use of
age annealed silver in his audio equipment. The Kondo ONGAKU amplifier will
forever be a symbol of his success. He was the Picasso of contemporary audio
design.

Kondo San had suffered ill health for some time. In order to ensure that
the Kondo standard would flourish, he appointed his close colleague Masaki
Ashizawa as President of Audio Note Japan six months ago. Ashizawa San has
worked with Kondo San for the past 16 years and shared Kondo San's passion for
creating perfect sound."

On behalf of Kondo Sans family, we would like to thank all those people
from around the world who have sent tributes expressing their affection for
Kondo San and acknowledging his place in audio history.
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Old 14th January 2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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Old 14th January 2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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Indeed very sad, only goes to show none of us are immortal, although by all accounts he came close through the superb amps he designed , sadly l havent heard as they are out of my price range l will also light a candle and have little cup of saki in reverence to his memory so long, kondo san TC
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