William (Bill) Hecht, inventor of the soft dome tweeter (patented in 1967) and founder of United Speaker Systems and Phase Technology, died on September 12, after a brief illness and hospitalization in New York. Born January 3, 1923, Hecht was 89.
United Speaker System, a U.S. OEM speaker/electronics manufacturer was known as the “manufacturer’s manufacturer,” as it created and built more than 600 different handcrafted speaker systems during Hecht’s 50-plus innovative years. His work has helped more than 50 audio/video companies produce high-quality handcrafted speakers and systems.
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