Anthony (Tony) Cordesman has passed away

This one hurts!  I've known Tony for a very long time.  My absolute favorite reviewer.  Meet him years ago and have been a huge fan ever since.

Great ears and wonderful gentleman.

R.I.P. Tony...thanks for everything!




I remember him as a national security analyst or "talking head". Had no idea he also was a HiFi reviewer. Maybe I've read his reviews without paying attention to the byline.  May he rest in peace.

Sad to hear of the passing of this fine gentleman and well respected reviewer.

I always looked for his reviews because he seem to be very objective and unbiased. I believed them.


First read Tony's articles in The Absolute Sound Magazine decades ago. A very  talented man and insightful audio reviewer.  May he rest in peace. 🙏🏼

Read his articles but never knew his true background. A very intelligent man. RIP