When it comes to the best of the best, there was and is no one more gifted and accomplished in the art of but you were one of my heros!than Jim Thiel. Thank you so much for all of the contributions that you made to the world of hi-fi and specifically, loudspeakers! For many years, I’ve watched and tried to emulate you and your example. You were truly a legend to me. You were an innovator, a scientist, a perfectionist, and a gentlemen. Your presence at the trade shows and hi-fi events will be deeply missed. I never told you this personally,
Every loudspeaker you produced was perfectly executed. Every demo I ever heard was flawless. As a product development engineer, I even had the honor and duty to dig into and document your work (some would call it reverse engineering). Jim, you were brilliant!
Jim Thiel, you will be sorely missed.
We express our heart-felt condolences to your family and friends.