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

Lee

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Very sad news...
 

BruceD

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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.



Dear God I hope not true--one of the powers of the Hi End

BruceD
 
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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 !!!
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...
 

spiritofmusic

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Sb06, probably not the time to be snipey.
 

ack

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Respect. I am one of those who stand up for what we think is right, and I admire those who do the same - at any cost. RIP and thank you!
 
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Douchebag comment.
Dan31,

All the best to Charlie Hansen and his family. He did some great innovating for audio. In particular very good DACs and amps that I've heard.

That's completely separate from the Fremer integrity comments, mine were 100% true and genuine.

WRT your comment - I never insulted you so shut it big mouth keyboard warrior.
 

sbo6

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