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    Just heard that Ken Ishiwata, Marantz's former brand ambassador and owner of the most colourful coat collection I've ever seen, has died.

    Very sad news.
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    That is sad. He was about my age, that's an early demise for a Japanese.
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    Blimey, that's sad and thanks for the info. He was a hifi man for sure.

    His name as we know was branded on some of their kit as 'KI Signature'.

    Loved my CD63 Ki Signature at the time as did so many other users.

    RIP Ken....
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    Sad news indeed. He was responsible for some good designs.

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    Stunned

    Ken's work was foundational in giving me access to the music I loved, I own a number of his designs and I am shocked. What a huge loss. Condolences to his family and friends.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Blimey, that's sad and thanks for the info. He was a hifi man for sure.

    His name as we know was branded on some of their kit as 'KI Signature'.

    Loved my CD63 Ki Signature at the time as did so many other users.

    RIP Ken....
    me 2, very sad news
    cheers Paul

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    Sad news. RIP Ken

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    Bugger, nice guy, met for few minutes in Holland. That’s young!

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    Oh no! I was only reading some of his articles the other day. I have 3 of his Signature CD players and always loved his design philosophy. Very sad, RIP.
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