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    Fremer is reporting that Charlie Hansen passed away yesterday...

    Very sad news...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Very sad news...
    Where? Couldn't find any news...
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    Ditto --cannot confirm anywhere--?

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    Could only find Facebook?


    Charles Hansen 1956 - 2017

    With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Charles Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, has passed away on November 28th, 2017. Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right. His family knew him as a loving and dedicated father of his two children. With the passing of Charley, the world has lost one of the most creative and innovative minds in the audio industry and we have lost a good friend.

    While we can never replace Charley, his spirit lives on in the team at Ayre. We are dedicated to continuing his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world. Most importantly, we will be there for our friends, partners, and customers who have supported us over the years. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.

    We wish you all the best over the holidays, and please play an album for Charley sometime.



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    Great guy. One of the true voices of the industry. RIP.

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    And one not afraid to speak his mind on controversial subjects, like MQA, which he thought was nonsense !! That, alone endeared him to me !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audioguy View Post
    And one not afraid to speak his mind on controversial subjects, like MQA, which he thought was nonsense !! That, alone endeared him to me !!!
    Also not afraid to make an ass of himself when he receives negative feedback. See his many YouTube and audio site comments. Talk about thin skin...
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    Sb06, probably not the time to be snipey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbo6 View Post
    Also not afraid to make an ass of himself when he receives negative feedback. See his many YouTube and audio site comments. Talk about thin skin...
    Maybe a little compassion is in order at this time. Just a thought for you to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioguy View Post
    And one not afraid to speak his mind on controversial subjects, like MQA, which he thought was nonsense !! That, alone endeared him to me !!!
    + 1!

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