Münich, Saturday May 05, 2012. As always I meet Flemming Rasmussen, we shake hands, talk and “remember”. Flemming asks me if I knew he had a book called: The First 25 Years. I knew, but never saw it. I said, if it covers the first 25 years, I should be in it. Might be Flemming says and he goes into his room and returns with a book as a present for me. We briefly went through it and could of course not find any mentioning of “His Highness” J. I told him I wanted him to sign the book and write a message.
In the very past, Flemming was my customer in Denmark. He was representing Krell for me in Denmark, I was producing Gryphon silver interconnect cables (a Gryphon version of our CoGelCo cables) for him, accessories like the (blue) Record Interface Mat, Record Interface Clamp, CD Interface Stickers, PinPoints and maybe even more. When Flemming started to produce his own amplifiers, Krell didn’t want me to continue selling Krell in Denmark and slowly by slowly we each went our own way, but always keeping a friendly contact, mainly through meeting each other during shows like CES or High End Münich or a telephone call on whatever subject.
I opened the book and told Flemming to come up with a personal message …
“To Herman, who is to blame for all this! Flemming, May 2012”
When I read it, I had to smile and felt proud to be a part of his start, a part of his history, a part of his success. I am also proud to see the results of his very, very hard work and hope to see him (and myself) going on for many years to come. “Flemming, Good Luck and thanks for the book and your words! “