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Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:27:08 AM »
Siegfried Linkwitz passed away some days ago.
Anyone who ever had done something related to loudspeakers knows how much this guy have done to audio ( and this was a hobby for him, he worked as an engineer for HP ).

Thank you so much  and thoughts to his family.
RIP Mr Linkwitz.


EmRR

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 08:37:35 AM »
RIP
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

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Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 08:50:20 AM »
Linkwitz-Riley,

I think we must all have heard of this mans work ,

RIP

pucho812

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
It's always sad to hear of people shuffling off this mortal coil.

Rip
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

scott2000

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 10:10:56 AM »
RIP

 "One thing Linkwitz said stuck with me. I'd asked him about measurements, and the often considerable difference between what's seen in measurements and what's actually heard in listening. 'What is important to the eye is not necessarily important to the ear,' he said. 'Why should it be? Nature makes sure each does its job and does its job perfectly. You get cues from the eye, but some things that look gross in the frequency response, the ear says, "I don't care".'

"That from a guy who's more a scientist than an artist. Never forget those words when you look at measurements, in Stereophile or elsewhere. Measurements are useful tools, but don't let them hold you hostage."

https://www.stereophile.com/content/siegfried-linkwitz-rip

JohnRoberts

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 10:17:47 AM »
RIP

[edit] I met the professor back in the 80s at an AES show in NYC. He pointed out a subtle EQ error in the RIAA playback EQ of one of my phono preamp kits, and helped me tweak it correct.

I also got him to recommend a text book for me to study to fill in some of my missing gaps. The Network analysis book he suggested is still on my bookshelf, started but remains unfinished.  From my one brief encounter with him several decades ago he was good people and will be missed.  [/edit]

JR
« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 01:10:53 PM by JohnRoberts »
John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
Tune it, or don't play it...

Jarno

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 01:26:10 PM »
Oh no, rest in peace mr. Linkwitz. 83, he did well, but still.

benb

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 04:16:40 PM »
His website is a wonderful collection of interesting and useful things related to speaker design and testing. He was not just a great engineer, but a great guy for taking the time to share so much of his work with the rest of the world.

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 06:07:08 PM »
RIP

[edit] I met the professor back in the 80s at an AES show in NYC. He pointed out a subtle EQ error in the RIAA playback EQ of one of my phono preamp kits, and helped me tweak it correct.

I also got him to recommend a text book for me to study to fill in some of my missing gaps. The Network analysis book he suggested is still on my bookshelf, started but remains unfinished.  From my one brief encounter with him several decades ago he was good people and will be missed.  [/edit]

JR

Can you tell the name/author of the book?

Just 2 weeks ago I was looking at his webpage, shocking news to find he is gone.

JohnRoberts

Re: Siegfried Linkwitz RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 10:09:37 AM »
Can you tell the name/author of the book?
Network Analysis by M.E. Valkenburg...  (3rd edition)

 It looks like I spent some time in the area discussing Fourier Series, but not much else.
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Just 2 weeks ago I was looking at his webpage, shocking news to find he is gone.
Death is the one fight we all lose. He left a mark so will be remembered.

JR
John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
Tune it, or don't play it...


 

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