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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2019, 02:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Unhappy Ken Ishiwata RIP

Sad news coming out Ken Ishiwata the Brand Ambassador and designer for Marantz for over 40 years has passed away, November 25.
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Sad news coming out Ken Ishiwata the Brand Ambassador and designer for Marantz for over 40 years has passed away, November 25.
Bummer, RIP.

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Sad news indeed R.I.P
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RIP indeed. Strange that I've never hear of this guy, but did some reading and like this guy already.

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All measurements we do are static. Yes, they are essential to find out how amplifiers are working, but they don’t tell you about the sound quality. You have been in my listening room in Eindhoven. We’ve spent so many hours in that room listening and fine tuning all Marantz products. Sometimes that listening forces us to change our basic design, despite the fact that the measurements are okay."
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Really sad news. I loved watching product videos and interviews with him, seemed like the heart and soul of Marantz. I think his DNA could be plainly seen in all of their 2-channel stuff. Would love a KI Ruby set.

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