May he Rest in Peace.
I always made it a point to read his reviews.
RIP, Mr. Cordesman.
Always one of my favorite reviewers…remember the first time I saw him on TV in his day job !!! definitely will be missed…
RIP AHC … He was one of the few reviewers who knew his stuff but didn’t try to impress you with his flowery prose or a questionable technical analysis like so many other reviewers. While I gave up on audio mags a few years back, Tony always liked the same equipment I liked (in a general sense) so he was a must read. His recent PS Audio reviews being an excellent example. This getting old stuff has got to stop!
Me too; whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Met him at two audio shows over the years. Struck me as an intelligent and nice guy. Easy to respect. RIP Mr. Cordesman.
A brilliant analyst of both high-end equipment and national security issues. There will never be another like him. RIP.
Dang. He spoke to the class at Air Command and Staff College when I was a student. Brilliant man.
Sad day indeed, RIP Mr Cordesman. As well as being and avid audiophile, and equipment reviewer Mr. Cordesman was also a Middle Eastern affairs consultant to many Presidents, recently holding the prestigious Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
A Renaissance man in a world that is losing touch with such gifts.
One of the best reviewers in the industry, IMHO. He “heard” things the way I do, meaning that I could confidently invest in a piece of gear he reviewed without an audition and not be disappointed. Which I found remarkable.