William H. (Bill) Watkins - A true American audio innovator

William H. (Bill) Watkins (1929-2018), developer of the famous Watkins Dual-Drive Woofer, the renowned WE-1 large floor-standing speaker system, the recently introduced compact Generation 4 unit, and numerous other high-performance speakers, passed away at his home February 1, 2018 in Kingsport, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean War era and served in active duty overseas. In his youth he became an accomplished musician, especially on the mandolin, guitar and violin. He was also a longtime member of the Audio Engineering Society. He had been involved in the high-fidelity audio business in Kingsport since the …