Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RIP Bobby Palkovich of Merlin

Always loved the look and sonics of Merlin speakers, they just made music and had the finish quality of fine furniture, particularly in that ruby heart finish. So I was saddened to learn that chief designer Bobby Palkovich died late August. Somehow, this was not big news and barely reached mention on many audio forums. I remember reading Bobby somewhere saying that he'd reached the point where these speakers were as good as he could make them - you can have them small or larger but they are the same speaker executed to the point where nothing more could be done to improve them. How rare is is to hear that from any company? Magic Merlin indeed. More info here

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