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    RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Another industry icon passes. Chris died very suddenly on Monday. He was an artisan and created many well-regarded cable lines. Condolences to his family and industry friends.
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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Very sad news. I just bought a pair of RCA cables from him a couple of months ago to try with my SUT. Super nice guy.


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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    This is so hard to believe and accept.

    Chris was in great shape, always fun to be around, overall a great and super nice person who just happened to also be brilliant.

    What a loss, first to his loving family, his friends, and the audio industry. 🥵
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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Very sad news indeed. Sorry to hear this.
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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Never heard of the gent but RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    This is so hard to believe and accept.
    Chris was in great shape
    Yeah that's kinda scary.
    Reminder to enjoy it while you can.

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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Shocking news. Rest in Peace Chris!



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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    Having owned an Illuminati D60 digital cable many many years ago, and deeming it the best I had at the time, I have followed Chris’ journey to Stereovox, Stereolab and Black Cat Cables, rooting for him to succeed. This is sad news indeed. RIP Chris.

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    Re: RIP Chris Sommovigo of Black Cat Cable

    A Go Fund Me campaign has been started to provide much needed assistance to Chris' wife and their 2 children. Anyone interested can go to: Fundraiser for Mayu Tsuda Sommovigo by Cheryl Faust : Please help the Sommovigo family
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