Ken Ishiwata RIP

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Ken Ishiwata RIP

Post by dan steel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:26 pm


Very sad news. I was a fan of KI signature Marantz CD players. Ken helped create some brilliant bits of kit over the years and was an articulate and charismatic advocate for quality sound reproduction. Sadly missed
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Re: Ken Ishiwata RIP

Post by Mr Onion » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Agreed, a very talented guy. RiP Ken.

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Re: Ken Ishiwata RIP

Post by On the vinyl » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:49 pm

Basically saved Marantz single handed.
I’d say he deserves all the credit. RIP
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Re: Ken Ishiwata RIP

Post by Coyote Jim » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:08 pm

Certainly raised respect for Marantz back in the day.
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
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CD Player - Linn Majik CD.
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Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.

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