Wednesday November 5. Around 9 o’clock in the evening. I am out for dinner with my best friend. My wife gives me a call and tells me “Harry Pearson died”. The fact she called me should tell you 2 things. First, SHE knew who was Harry Person and second, she knew it was important for ME to be informed about that. Héy, we are both almost 40 years in this High End business.
Harry Pearson -with Gordon Holt- INVENTED High End Audio. You can all read about it in the article written by Michael Fremer: http://www.analogplanet.com/content/audio-legend-harry-pearson-passes-away. And what does that mean to us at Durob Audio? Well, it meant he got us into it too!
I remember we started Durob Audio in 1975. Gradually we moved up in doing business with different kind of audio equipment. Yes, we started off with things like Teleton. Moved up to Technics, Sony etc. Cartridges, special quality lp’s, IMF, Quad, Dahlquist, Sequerra, Grado. Somewhere on this trip we met a customer who was very heavily involved in the higher ranges of audio. I remember he ordered his IMF Prof Monitor MK??’s from us and I went to deliver with my Mam’s little station car. And what has this to do with the bad news Mr. Harry person passed away? Well …
This customer, Mr. Hans de Boer, introduced me to The Absolute Sound! He was so gentle to copy a full issue of the magazine and send me the pile of A4 pages which became my High End Bible for many, many nights. Every night I was reading this copy of The Absolute Sound before falling asleep. Not always understanding the words, the meanings, it really became my daily thing, my tool to find new products. If Harry Pearson was positive about a product, you had to be on it as a distributor, as it was immediately HOT. Until the next month he found some flaws and had to correct his opinion … L. Harry Pearson was the leading man for High End Audio and as such he was a leading man for Durob Audio and we are grateful for what he was, for what he did. For us and for the full High End Audio community.
Harry Pearson, Thank you and Rest In Peace.