On May 16th 2023, a great Man left this world! Jean Bouix, my father and beloved friend to many of you! He has been a well known music enthusiast since the 70ties. Originally he was a great architect and it was the architecture which brought him understand acoustics and its problems. This experience again led him to discover the Audiophile World, where he became one of the first Swiss importers with World famous Macintosh amplifiers and ESS Heil speakers. This followed a successful distribution for Linn Products, Naim Audio and Proac. Later he opened a small shop in the city of Bern called Grammophile which for almost 30 years was “the” address for music lovers in Bern. Jean always had an open ear for his friends and his family. He was very good in listening to people but especially to the music he loved so much. His know-how was tremendous and some of us were lucky that he also shared it with us, I am one of these grateful people in his life with whom he shared his knowledge and today I am so proud but also really lucky. It seems that exactly this great know-how of over 40 years is needed more than it ever has before. He also told some of us within very special moments what is really important in life besides the music. But music was always on board!
Thank you Dad, we miss you already!