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    arnyk RIP

    He hadn't posted in here for a while, but thought I would pass on the sad news that Arnold B. Krueger (known here as arnyk) passed away last Thursday (3rd May).

    I'm sure many of us will remember that his debating style could get a bit combative, but he was always genuinely trying to educate by passing on the benefit of his extensive experience. Despite the fact I had a few run-ins with him, I will miss his contributions - they were always worth reading, even when they made my blood boil!

    RIP Arny.
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    RIP Arny

    Had a few ding dongs with Arny on this and DIYAudio forums, he was steadfast and knowledable in his views on audio which is greatly to his credit
    He will be missed

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    RIP Arny

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    I remember Arny from way back in the Usenet days. I respected his numbers-based approach. He was a fount of knowledge in a sea of nonsense.

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    RIP Arnyk

    Hi all!

    I had the odd ding-dong with arnyk, but learned a lot too.

    I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing, & trust that he will not give St Peter too hard a time before gaining his rightful access to a better place...

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Earring View Post
    Hi all!

    I had the odd ding-dong with arnyk, but learned a lot too.

    I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing, & trust that he will not give St Peter too hard a time before gaining his rightful access to a better place...

    Dave
    Wow, sad to hear of his passing.

    St. Peter better be an objectivist :-).

    RIP, arnyk.
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    Response to Arny's passing

    I am disappointed by the lack of response by most forum members to Arny's death.

    Arny may have come across as a curmudgeonly old bugger, but he was a knowledgeable & thoroughly decent bloke beneath the crusty exterior he chose to use from time to time.

    This forum will undoubtedly be a poorer place without him...

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Earring View Post
    I am disappointed by the lack of response by most forum members to Arny's death.

    Arny may have come across as a curmudgeonly old bugger, but he was a knowledgeable & thoroughly decent bloke beneath the crusty exterior he chose to use from time to time.

    This forum will undoubtedly be a poorer place without him...

    Dave
    These past few weeks I have been away enjoying one of my great loves: bicycling, this time on the beautiful island of Mallorca. While there I was also enjoying minimal time spent on the internet, looking at email and reading news about Trump - glorious! (Which also means that I missed this thread until this morning.)

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    I learned a tremendous amount from arnyk, here and mostly at hydrogenaudio forum. RIP.
    +1

    Perhaps what I respected most about arnyk was his willingness to speak truth to power.

    Quote Originally Posted by pablolie View Post
    Bummer.

    I got my first SB when I was 41. I am 54 now. Wonder if these suckers will survive me. And if anyone in my family would know what the hell to do with my music setup. :-)

    Shall miss ya, SB bro arnyk. Hope that without physical constraints HDrez is now audible in all its potential glory. We'll meet you in a forum on the other side eventually.
    I was away for two weeks and rather then use the Transporter in my BIG rig (see signature below) and my extensive music library my wife just used the voice controlled Amazon Echo and Amazon Music - so I fully understand your frustration pablolie. I've only had Squeezeboxen since 2005! (50 -> 63)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    Had a few ding dongs with Arny on this and DIYAudio forums, he was steadfast and knowledable in his views on audio which is greatly to his credit
    He will be missed

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    RIP Arny

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