Received this email from Ohm Acoustics.
Dear Audiophiles, Artists, Engineers, Designers, Friends, Contemporaries, and Associates of John Henry Strohbeen III,
We are sad to share that John passed away recently in his adopted home town of Brooklyn, New York. He left too soon. He was an avid audiophile and engineer who was continuously working to innovate and improve his products, and he had unfinished designs on his desk, unwritten emails to send, and unknown listeners he looked forward to meeting.
To those of you who knew him, and knew of his passion for perfection in loudspeakers, and his legendary role in the history of the development of high fidelity audio equipment in the United States, we know he will be missed, and we invite you to share your stories about John. You can go to Facebook and remember John to the world.
Did you call him on the phone and share your interests with him? Did you enjoy listening to his rumbling basso as he patiently explained the newest developments in the Walsh Technology? Perhaps you worked with him designing new speakers, or met him at a trade show. Maybe you bought an original pair of Ohm speakers from Tech Hi-Fi, and have loved them for years. Perhaps you recently found a pair of Ohm speakers at a yard sale, discovered John could repair them, and you were hooked on Hi-Fi when you learned how amazing his speakers could sound. Maybe you opted for an upgrade as you learned about sound stage and imaging, the watts of your amplifier, or the range of response, and you remember that it was John who opened your ears to the possibilities of HI-Fidelity reproduction. Share your experience, and help to keep John's memory alive. John is no longer with us, but his genius will stay with us in the beauty and precision of his wonderful loudspeakers.
There is much to know about John's life and work, and much was recorded in his newsletters and articles that are here on the Ohm Website:
Explore them, and remember John.
We at the Ohm Acoustics family appreciate all of the support shown by the thousands of happy listeners who enjoyed our Speakers. Some of us have been with Ohm for over 50 years, many have come and gone, and some have only just arrived, but all of us came to Ohm because of John Strohbeen, and were captured by his vision and entrepreneurial spirit. We too will miss him.
Think of him the next time you enjoy a pair of Ohm speakers.