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Stewart Tyler, R.I.P.

Discussion in 'audio' started by Bob Edwards, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. Bronzeage

    Bronzeage pfm Member

    R.I.P, a very sad loss for his family and the audio community. By far my favourite speakers.
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  2. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    I have fond memories of Stewart from 1981 delivering and installing a pair of the very rare Celef domestic monitors to my home along with hifi Dave. I came to know him quite well thereafter and remember hair raising rides in his very modified cosworth ford sierra.
    RIP and sympathies to the family.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2021
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  3. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member

    RIP. Many happy hours spent listening to his speakers.

    Like it!
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  4. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Had a few of his speakers pass through over the years, without doubt he was a very talented guy. RIP
  5. omers

    omers pfm Member

    RIP , a giant, great consistent loudspeakers.

    CJ14, By the smile and the look of his hair this must have been a loud and happy session!
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  6. TLS

    TLS pfm Member

  7. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    RIP Stewart! Sad day indeed….
  8. hifienthusiast

    hifienthusiast Vintage by heart

    My friend who owns and restores Qual ESL63 and the original Quad ESL introduced me to the Proac Response 1SC. His opinion is that the sound of the Response 1SC is very close to the ESL.

    Since my son was born 9 years ago, I have boxed up the 1SC, but I don't think I will ever get rid of the 1SC. The 1SC are highly praised by the audiophiles in Hong Kong and China.

    We have lost a legendary speaker designer.
  9. badger748

    badger748 Like en eel. But in reverse.

    I met Stewart a few times, latterly when he came to my office and we did a sort of speaker swap. He bought my restored Quad's and I took a pair of pair of Response 1's. A much underated speaker. Also met him at his workshop and saw all sorts of stuff, some that made it to production, some that didn't.
    All in all, a lovely bloke. My Quad's were to go into some sort of "museum" he was planning. I hope he realised this.
    Truly talented and warm person. RIP
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  10. CJ14

    CJ14 Oh not again.

    He was warm and kind a good friend I will miss him.
  11. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    He ‘phoned me in the ‘70s, as I had my Celef Monitors up for sale and asked me why I
    was selling them.
    I told him I was saving up for a pair of BC1s.
    The Celefs were fine, but I did want the Spendors...
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  12. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    RIP Mr Tyler- would love to asked him how he gets such big sound from small boxes. ( Not that l would have understood.)
  13. amazement

    amazement pfm Member

    We’ve lost too many Hi-Fi giants this past year.
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  14. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    RIP Stewart. I have only learnt about him recently as I am in the process of buying a pair of ProAcs. They really are special speakers that stand out from the crowd.
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  15. billza

    billza pfm Member

    Yes indeed as I love my Proac D1s
    Yeah sad time for his family/friends.
  16. Had my Studio 150s for over 10 years now. RIP Stewart.

  17. 406v6

    406v6 pfm Member

    Sad news indeed. I never knew him but admired his skill in creating excellent speakers over 40+years. I’m listening to music through a set of them now. One of the greats, gone. Do we know who will be carrying on his mantle for ProAc ?
  18. Central Audio

    Central Audio Trade Central Audio

    Great to see so many nice comments about him without the caveat " He was an arrogant miserable bugger but knew how to design good kit" as is so often the case LOL.
  19. AndrewR

    AndrewR pfm Member

    One thinks of Tom Fletcher who was also much loved by the community.

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  20. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    This is very sad news. I’ve been a fan of Proac loudspeakers for a very long time.

    My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

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