The passing of another legend...


I don't know if this thread has already started somewhere else, but I just read that on 5/25/03, David Hafler passed away. I am sad. The Hafler DH200 was my first venture into high-end and since Hafler catered to the "budget-minded", this little amplifier carried me through tough times in college and beyond. This little amplifier, mated with my Vandersteen 2B's, gave me many, many hours of pleasurable listening. Thank you David Hafler for giving all the poor folks (like myself back then) a little taste of high end. You will be missed.
sherod
Amen. My first taste of the "high end" was a DH-100 amp put together in a kit form that saved you a few bucks over preassembled. It made my large Advents shine and I've never looked back.
A DH200 and the matching pre(A 101 ? ), anyway kit form, music from heaven. RIP
Rusty
Wasn't David Hafler the designer of Dynaco as well?

I think so and a giant in our industry.
Sad news indeed but I understand he was very ill for some time. Peace be with him. Re dyna, he founded it with his buddy Herb Keroes. There are lots of folks who share Sherod's story I think. The little ST-70s are still recycling through another generation. One of the most standard-classic pieces in tube audio.

dynaco history

This piece is still worth reading 50 years after publication

Ultra Linear