Very sad news - George Wright has died

George Wright, a veritable giant in the industry, has died. Aside from building amazing audio components, George was above all, a sweetheart of a person. He came to our house a handful of times, usually spending the day, petting the dogs, savoring a soda, and listening to music. He was a hang-out, storytelling man with a heart of gold.

Every so often, George would call up just to chat about audio, and ask if we still loved the amps. He was tickled that my wife would tell him of her favorite 2A3, or 6SN7, and that she could so eloquently put the character of his amplifiers into words.

George, you will be missed terribly.
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Didn't know him personally but his great customer service was exceeded only by his design prowess and dedication and to his simply executed but eminently musical gear.

My hopes and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.
Yes, in my correspondence with George, I also found him to be an honorable gentleman. Rest in peace, sir.
My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and audio has lost a real gentleman. May he rest in peace.
What a huge loss for society, overall, and the audio industry in particular. I spoke with George on the phone a few times while looking into his top phono preamp. He was always kind, sincere, and incredibly helpful.

At a time when many companies are trying to push the envelope on cost/aesthetics, George preferred to go the other direction.