Charles Hansen 1956 – 2017

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Message from Ayre Acoustics:

“With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Charles Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, has passed away on November 28th, 2017.  Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right.  His family knew him as a loving and dedicated father of his two children.  With the passing of Charley, the world has lost one of the most creative and innovative minds in the audio industry and we have lost a good friend.
While we can never replace Charley, his spirit lives on in the team at Ayre. We are dedicated to continuing his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world. Most importantly, we will be there for our friends, partners, and customers who have supported us over the years.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time. 

We wish you all the best over the holidays, and please play an album for Charley sometime.”

Video Interviews

Here are links to the two video interviews that Michael Lavorgna did with Charley one year ago for AudioStream.

  • Video 1 interview with Charles Hansen, part 1.

  • Video 2 interview with Charles Hansen, part 2.

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