Hideaki Nishikawa R.I.P.

Ricardo Franassovici DM, Absolute Sounds  writes: “It is with profound sadness that we, at Absolute Sounds, have learned of the passing of Hideaki Nishikawa from TechDAS. Hideaki was an esteemed individual and a pivotal figure in the audio industry. His remarkable contributions and visionary spirit have left an indelible mark.”

Hideaki was a true High end Shogun in Japan, with tremendous influence in developing the international standards of High end audio in worldwide. He was a close friend of Ricardo Franassovici
Hideaki was also a co-founder of Stellavox Japan (now Stella Inc.) and the founder of Zephyrn Inc., established TechDAS to pursue his passion for crafting exceptional analog turntables. His relentless pursuit of perfection led to the creation of award-winning masterpieces, including the iconic Air Force series, with the Air Force Zero representing the pinnacle of his lifelong dream.
Beyond his technical brilliance, Hideaki’s infectious enthusiasm, warm personality, and openness endeared him to friends and colleagues around the world. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Hideaki’s family, friends, and the entire TechDAS community during this difficult time. His visionary legacy will continue to inspire us as we carry forward his passion for audio excellence.
With deepest regards,
Ricardo Franassovici
DM, Absolute Sounds