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Markus Sauer RIP.

Discussion in 'reference' started by merlin, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    +2 (hundred probably)
  2. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    A sad loss, always very erudite in his comments.
  3. merlin

    merlin pfm Member

    I would echo everything in your post Joe. Only a few days ago, Markus was emailing detailing how he would be out of hospital for the Christmas period following the latest bout of chemo. It was difficult to determine from his writing that he was so gravely ill - even though we knew the prognosis was not good from an early date.

    The picture that I posted on the first page was taken on the day that we took Markus to meet Ken Shindo and to visit Ken's Tokyo demonstration room to hear his fabled Garrard 301. It was a day that Markus had very much been looking forward to (being a Shindo owner of some years) and one that will stay in the memory. Both men have now sadly left us.

    Markus was a very special human being indeed.
  4. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    Doh, I remember now, that was the year of your accident.
  5. DavidY80

    DavidY80 Not RoHS Compliant

    Truly shocked to read this just now.

    I'm sure we'll all miss his considered and kind contributions.

    My sincerest condolences to his family.
  6. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    Sorry to hear the news of an untimely passing. Did not know Markus other than what he posted but he always was a steadying presence. RIP
  7. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Very sad to hear this. I never met Markus but a quick search of the forum confirmed my impression that he was an intelligent and funny man who always made a positive contribution. A great loss indeed.
  8. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    I am utterly shocked and saddened , he was a true gentleman, we would meet up in Munich
    and discuss mostly, children .
    An intelligent and fine human being, I will miss him.
    Mike if you could pass on my sincere condolences to his family.
  9. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    I can only concur with what everyone else has said. One of those rare people who can make you like and respect him even with the briefest online acquaintance.

    Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
  10. wheres vuk

    wheres vuk pfm Member

    Quite affected, despite not being active on here anymore. Herr Sauer had an aura over here. The kind of man it would have been nice to have known in real life, I'm sure.


  11. cromodora

    cromodora foshfishfie


    With no opportunity for an audition then, I bought a Naim Aro on the strength of his review.
  12. Richard Nichola

    Richard Nichola pfm Member

  13. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    Very sad news indeed - I first came across his work in Stereophile where he wrote a wonderful appraisal of the Aro which I only came to fully appreciate how right he was when I finally got to demo it. Was delighted when I saw him on PFM more recently. For me he was one of the few people who I trusted in reviews and commentary on audio equipment.

    May he rest in peace.
  14. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member


    See comment above!
  15. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    This is really very sad news, especially for his wife and young son. I had no idea he wasn't well. We've had a few battles over the years but always in good humour and with respect. Love to his family and friends.
  16. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Just remembered I bought my first real hifi, many years ago, from Markus a Nap 110 and 32.5.
  17. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    + however many...
  18. AllyD

    AllyD ex audio room poster

    RIP Markus. A steady hand in some rough audio waters. My condolences to his family and friends.

  19. Rico

    Rico Registered User

    indeed, sad news, and of course unexpected. I shall miss Markus' reasoned, clear, intelligent contribution to all manner of discussion here at PFM. RIP, Markus. Condolences to his family and friends.

  20. Clay B

    Clay B pfm Member

    It says everything about Markus that it has been difficult to keep up with all the condolences in this thread. I always looked forward to reading his thoughts whenever I saw his name. His knowledge and decency always came across. I respected Markus and I send my heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

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