R.I.P: Rest In Peace Roy Johnson, Green Mountain Audio's Genius


It is with heavy heart that I bring to you the heart breaking news of the passing of one of audio's true geniuses. Roy Johnson passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. He was a truly brilliant speaker designer, and true friend, and an amazing person. For those of us lucky to have known him as customers or friends we know he was infinitely committed to lending a hand, imparting his wisdom, solving problems and creating some of the most amazing loud speakers ever heard.  There were often gremlins in my system not centered around his loudspeakers and Roy would literally drop everything and help me trace down problems, while all the time educating and teaching me, not for gain, not for money, but because that's who Roy Johnson was. 

He will be greatly missed for his humor, his dedication, and his selflessness in audio and in life.

Rest in Peace Dear Friend,

You Are Loved
Grannyring, I respect your position and in fact do understand where you were coming from.  However, who really gets to determine “what is right” and “the right thing”?  It’s not like this is being done at his wake or a memorial service.  No one here knew Roy on a truly personal level.  It’s just a thread where people are sharing their thoughts and interactions they’ve had with him.
Maybe it would have seemed less “cold” and “thread-Jacky” if those who had poor interactions with Roy had posted their experiences way earlier in the thread?  I don’t know but sometimes difficult conversations need to be had.  

Have a great weekend.

After knowing Roy for 8+ years and speaking with him on a nearly a weekly basis I feared this would become his legacy and told him so. I did own several iterations of his speakers, but stopped doing business with him after our last deal.  After that i always told him if he needed money I would rather him ask, then sell me a product I knew he wasn’t able to deliver.

i will add this experience with solo owned business really questions what I will purchase through any sole proprietor in the future.  Comes down to cost and the ability to get service repair at a later time. 

  • I am still looking for anyone who has been contacted in any way following Roy Johnson’s death. There are a lot of us who have been left hanging with money and speakers in Roy’s possession and no word of anyone who is taking responsibility for his business affairs. 
  • I’m sure the family could simply liquidate and pocket the proceeds or Roy could have left a will that included returning goods already paid for to the customers.
  • At this point, all contact numbers and email and website have been terminated. 
  • There has been no effort to leave any way to contact someone responsible.
  • If anyone can help, please leave a reply...
Hey all.... 

I do not know of any of GMAs business dealings but I am a friend of Roys.. I am truly sorry for those who have lost gear and money. All I know is that there really was no plan as far as I can tell. There is nothing left of GMA. It died with Roy. 
Sorry to all who lost both personally and financially. I do not believe there to be any recourse at this point.