BRIAN's SONG: It is with great sadness that I must post Brian Cheney has passed

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John Casler

I have received the following message from Brian's wife Shirley.

"Brian Cheney passed last night.  He was a wonderful husband, loving father, great speaker designer, and audiophile.  A sincere thank you to all friends and customers who enriched his life. 
Brian's Wife,
Shirley Cheney"


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I am saddened by his passing, as I always enjoy and respect those who speak their mind, stick to their guns, and know what they're doing.

John Casler

Shirley's e-mail to me was appropriately titled: BRIAN'S SONG so I have retitled this post the same.


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Sad news for we audiophiles and to his friends.

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I have been following the threads regarding Brian's health. This is very sad indeed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.


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Sorry to hear that.  :(


R.I.P. Brian. Condolences and Prayers to the Family

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R.I.P.  Condolences to the family and friends.

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Very sorry to hear this.


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Rest in peace, Brian.

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Very sad news indeed.  I'm especially glad that I had the pleasure of speaking to him (by phone) just a couple of months ago, when he sounded his usual enthusiastic self.


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As I said in the other thread, I was worried that his long hospital stay was not good news.  :(   Thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Brian broke the mold; he was what makes finding new friends such an enriching experience.  Rest In Peace Brian.


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This is very unfortunate. Although I never owned or heard VMPS speakers, I always heard accolades about them from show goers. Irrespective, the loss of a loved one is very difficult to bear. A deep loss to our small audiophile community.

RIP Brian,



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May God rest his soul. He has gone to a better place & will always be remembered. My condolences to Shirley & the rest of his family.


Wow!  Sleep well my friend.

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Really sorry to hear this.  When I saw the other thread, I was afraid the news wasn't good,  RIP