Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72
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    Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Absolutely heartbreaking news.

    Ken Ishiwata, *1947 - †2019

    Rest in peace, my Dear Friend.

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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    I was just going to post this. RIP in peace Ken. I remember many emails corresponding with him. What a terrific guy. He will be dearly missed.

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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Very sad. Rest In Peace Mr. Ishiwata.
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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Very sad indeed .
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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Iconic face of Marantz and an industry legend.

    I always was intrigued with his dressing style and presence at audio events.
    Seemed to me like the audio equivalent of a "made man" with his strong ties to Marantz.

    Gone too soon ....



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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    R.I.P Ken and thank you for your contribution over many decades to the audio industry.

    Ken 'breathed' over Marantz gear and made it better.

    Over the years I owned CD players and integrated amplifiers which bore his signature; KI-S.
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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Vale K I, you were one of the cool kids.

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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    I remember him as the face and voice of Marantz. I owned a 2245 and then 2290 before going totally nuts. Not sure if they were before or after his tenure? The "totally nuts" part refers to me jumping from that to tri-amped Infinity Servo Statics.
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    Re: Ken Ishiwata of Marantz passes away at 72

    Did he design the 22XX receivers? Or was that before his time there?
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