Lansing’s tombstone is inscribed with the words "loving father," and this is clearly the sentiment of his children and Mrs. Lansing as they recall the all-too-rare weekends he spent with them in San Marcos.
Bill Thomas describes the numerous sales
trips he and Lansing made to dealers during their relatively short
association. Lansing relished being spokesman for his own products and took
the stage with great command. His knowledge, sincerity, and personal warmth
were key points of his presentations, and long after his death these events
were still remembered and talked about.
At its 1958 Convention in New York, the Audio Engineering Society awarded one of its very few posthumous Citations to Lansing "for contributions to loudspeaker design." Mrs. Lansing was on hand to accept the award. The other posthumous awardee at the same event was Alan D. Blumlein, the father of modern stereo.
© 1981 John Eargle
Note 1) The last two design notes above
illustrate an interesting enigma. They appear to depict the geometry for a
4" diaphragm compression driver with a 2" throat exit.
However there is no record of Lansing Sound producing any such driver until
the 375 of 1954.