David Wilson, 1944–2018

The many tributes to loudspeaker designer David Wilson, who passed away on May 26 from cancer, will understandably focus on his outsized contribution to high-end audio. One of those tributes is my piece that accompanied his induction into The Absolute Sound’s High-End Hall of Fame in 2016, reproduced below. But you should also know about David Wilson the man. As great a speaker designer he was, and as skillful as he was at building one of the industry’s most iconic brands, he was an even better human being. Dave was always exceptionally gracious, humble, generous, and quick to share the …