I am hoping to find out anything about Jon to share with an online vintage group focused on the DQ-10. Lots of rumors swirling around so I'd prefer only accurate and first-person info. vs the other. Thanks.
what are rumors?
Dahlquist was one of the first hifi-brands we distrinuted in The Netherlands. It was great fun and in a way I regret I did not keep a pair "for ever". But you cannot keep everything in life. DQ10's could sound wonderful and some times awful. It was very confusing. Sometimes I heard the speaker and thought "Am I recommending this"? and was speeding home to listen there and feel better if I found out again it COULD sound very good.
I met Jon Dahlquist (once) and the late Mr. Saul Marantz (several times). Both were very nice, gentle people.
Last thing I heard is that Jon was in a serious car-accident. But I might have contactdetails from someone who was involved at that time also in the Dahlquist-business (USA) and most probably knows where to find Jon. Just mail me: herman @ durob.nl
Jon and I were classmates at Columbia (Engineering) during the mid 1960s. Even then he was fanatical about sound reproduction. He built a speaker system consisting of two pairs of Quad full range electrostatic speaker systems mounted vertically with Ionpthane (no moving parts) tweeters between the two Quad systems. His DQ-10 speaker systems that he later manufactured looked similar to the Quad full range electrostatics, but, of course the technology was quite different.
After graduation we when our seperate ways, but I would love to hear from him. As I recall, he was married to a successful fashion model named Maty.
"REGNAR"...out of Long Island, NY is a first class Dahlquist refurb outfit withformer staff/techs from the original Dahlquist factory.
I have vintage pair of DQ-10's to get refurbed and afetr conversations with them feel confident in their knowledge and abilities.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dahlquist some years ago. We spent a delightful afternoon sharing cocktails at the neigborhood bar where he was a semi regular. He told me that he had been in a serious car accident and was hurt badly. We talked for awhile about his struggle to overcome brain damage caused by the accident and I thought he was remarkably bright and resilient. In the short time that we spent together, I found him to be a kind and gentle person of considerable intelligence and wit. It was a pleasure to meet him even though I had no idea who he was at the time. Sadly, I heard from a mutual friend that he passed away a few years ago.