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Obituary: George Baker, owner of Nuance Audio

 4 January 2009      

MARKHAM, Ontario - George Baker, founder of Nuance Audio Corporation based here, died 27 December in Edmonton of an apparent heart attack. He was 61.

 

Before starting Nuance in 1989, Baker owned Audio Products International (API), the Canadian distributor for EPI and Cerwin-Vega speakers. He then founded his own speaker company, Sound Dynamics.

In the late 1970s, Baker added Energy-brand speakers, and hired EPI engineer Winslow Burhoe, to design the very popular Energy 22. Baker sold the company to Global Sound Systems in 1984, which continued to operate API as a subsidiary, retaining Baker as a vice president of sales until he formed Nuance.

Baker is survived by his daughter Ashley, and by his brother Robert.

Funeral arrangements were not announced.


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