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FBT co-founder Bruno Baldoni dies at 88

The audio enthusiast was the 'B' in FBT

Bruno Baldoni, one of the two founders of Italian loudspeaker manufacturer FBT, has died aged 88. His death follows that of his business partner, Vinicio Tanoni, only a few weeks earlier.

In a statement, FBT wrote:

Much loved and highly respected by all he knew, Mr. Baldoni passed away peacefully on 20th March 2017, exactly one month after his dear friend and business partner, Mr. Vinicio Tanoni.

Together, Bruno Baldoni and Vinicio Tanoni helped lay the foundations of the modern music and audio industries. Their partnership was one of mutual understanding – Mr. Tanoni, the meticulous engineer, and Mr. Baldoni, the passionate audio enthusiast who saw the future they would create together. Having jointly founded FBT in 1963, their dedication and hard work was met with great success. Yet as strong as FBT grew, in his heart, Mr. Baldoni was inspired simply by his love of music and sound. Today, it is our great honour to follow his example and continue the work of these two extraordinary men.

A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday 22nd March, says the company.