Those of you who frequently visit DÉ HifiWinkel in Beek-Ubbergen or frequently read this durobblog or follow the international press KNOW the name Andreas Koch and KNOW Playback Designs. Go back in time on this durobblog and read about what Andreas has done for this industry and specially for the digital part of it. Remember the visit by Werner Ero to Theerd, one of DÉ Hifiwinkel’s customers, and the story he wrote about. Tjeerd is using a MPS-5. Rob Wilms, store manager of DÉ HifiWinkel just ordered himself an MPS-3 cd player. And several of his best customers do the same. It’s striking how many people enjoy Playback Design in our relatively small high end community.
So … are we surprised to hear that Andreas was awarded by Positive Feedback Magazine? No. But we were amazed to see he got a LIFETIME AWARD which is very rare to happen. The last one was Gordon Holt in 2005, who started up the still famous STEREOPHILE magazine. Congratulations Andreas.
As was stated by Playback Designs:
“Positive Feedback Magazine recently awarded Playback Designs’ Andreas Koch its “Lifetime Award, 2012″. This award is not given every year and the last recipient was Gordon Holt back in 2005. We are honored that Andreas is getting the recognition we feel he deserves.”
“The award was bestowed on Andreas given his critical work over the years in the realm of digital technology, especially DSD, and the recent breakthroughs in DoP that he spearheaded.”
“Well Done Andreas!”