Our friend Jeff wrote this morning to inform us of the passing of this particular seminal figure in our industry. As the head of the Acoustic Research corporation Mr Villchur patented the acoustic suspension loudspeaker and many other transducer technologies that are fundamental to modern audio. His loudspeakers were the darling of recording artists in the 1950's and Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong were users of his original AR3 loudspeakers.
Mr Villchur passed away in New York aged 94 on October 17th.