Edward T. Dell, Jr.: In Memoriam

March 1 2013, 13:01

February 12, 1923–February 25, 2013

Edward Dell, founder and former publisher of Audio Amateur Inc., died Monday, February 25, 2013, at the age of 90.

Dell, a legendary audio guru, developed his taste for publishing and audio as a teenager. He became a veteran builder of audio hi-fi speakers and was a longtime full member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Boston chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. He published magazines and books on all areas of audio for more than 35 years.

After launching the company’s flagship publication, The Audio Amateur, in 1970, Dell published a number of specialized titles covering a wealth of subjects in audio. Proud to lead a force of some 700 authors worldwide—experts and enthusiasts in audio technology—he started audioXpress 32 years later, in 2002. Dell propelled audioXpress to its position as the audio technology authority and, in 2011, he sold his company’s assets—which included audioXpress, Voice Coil, and the annual directories Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook and World Tube Directory, as well as several books and CDs—to the Elektor group, which publishes Circuit Cellar and the North American version of Elektor.

Dell corresponded with many longtime readers and authors after his retirement, maintaining a connection to the audio world he loved. His literary legacy continues to inspire a new generation of audiophiles as they design and build their own “dream” systems.

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