The Abso!ute Sound's Ann Turner passes away

We are saddened to learn of the passing, on December 13, of audio writer Ann Turner. Ann, who was diagnosed earlier in the year as suffering from clear cell carcinoma, was a stalwart of high-end audio magazine The Abso!ute Sound---Editor Harry Pearson tells me he used to refer to her as "the Aquarian War God," a phrase she liked. She was also the inspiration and the driving force behind that publication's web site, The Abso!ute Sound.

Ann's most recent writing for TAS was her review of the Audio Synthesis Passion line stage in Issue 111, entitled "Passionately Passive: a Life Style." Ann was passionate, but never passive! Our sympathies are with her companion, Roman Zajcew.