Another passing in the audio forum community....

daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,126
edited January 16 in The Clubhouse
If any of you ever frequented either of the Carver audio forums, you’ve likely come into contact with a fine gentleman named Wayne, who went by “Kingman”.

Sadly, Wayne passed away this afternoon from complications from pneumonia.

Wayne, like so many that frequent these forums, had a huge heart, and was always willing to help fellow audio enthusiasts in any way he could. He was a good friend, and he will be missed....

https://thecarversite.com/topic/20246-our-friend-kingman/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-220206
Too much stuff to keep track of.

Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,774
    God Bless and Godspeed...
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,564
    Prayers for family and friends. Great friend and Super Clemson fan. You will be missed.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,385
    Wayne was always a pleasure to be around and I thought very highly of him. His passing saddens me. My sincere condolences to Tammy and his family.

    RIP good sir, RIP
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    I found this out yesterday as well, sad day. May you RIP good friend.

    Mark, did you ever have a chance to meet him?

    I feel for Tammy. Not only does she have to deal with the loss of Wayne but now she has a plethora of gear she probably has no clue of what to do with. He had closet fulls of gear, not to mention multiple rigs throughout the house.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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  • CoolJazzCoolJazz Posts: 532
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I found this out yesterday as well, sad day. May you RIP good friend.

    Mark, did you ever have a chance to meet him?

    I feel for Tammy. Not only does she have to deal with the loss of Wayne but now she has a plethora of gear she probably has no clue of what to do with. He had closet fulls of gear, not to mention multiple rigs throughout the house.

    Tom

    But of course. Every year at CF. I think Wayne enjoyed himself every time to the max!

    And I suspect he worked the same way...to the max. That to me is the most disturbing part, working hard your life away. Getting to the point of being able to retire and then not having hardly anytime to enjoy it.

    Makes ya want to just park in front of the system and turn it UP!

    CJ
    A so called science type proudly says... "I do realize that I would fool myself all the time, about listening conclusions and many other observations, if I did listen before buying. That’s why I don’t, I bought all of my current gear based on technical parameters alone, such as specs and measurements."
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    Haha, I was referring to DDJ. I know you met him. LOL

    That was my thought too. I could have sworn he just retired last year. I do know that it wasn't too gawd awful long ago. I will say this....he lived his life the way HE wanted to!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
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    At CF....Bob in the background with Peggy and Al. Tammy is by his side, as usual.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,943
    edited January 16
    He, by all accounts, was a great guy. May he rest in peace.

    Not saying there's any connection involved, as he apparently had a serious illness. But perhaps Clemson losing the Championship game on Monday night played an albeit small role in his untimely passing.

    Prayers to his widow and his family. May they find the strength to get them through this difficult chapter in their lives.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,126
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I found this out yesterday as well, sad day. May you RIP good friend.

    Mark, did you ever have a chance to meet him?

    I feel for Tammy. Not only does she have to deal with the loss of Wayne but now she has a plethora of gear she probably has no clue of what to do with. He had closet fulls of gear, not to mention multiple rigs throughout the house.

    Tom

    Sadly I never got to meet him face to face. We exchanged several PMs and a few phone calls.

    As an aside, my new job has me traveling A LOT, so I’m making it a point to connect with as many friends on these forums as I travel.

    Life’s too short not to make the connections....
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,558
    May he Rest In Peace, never had an opportunity to meet him. Sounds like a great guy.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,492
    RIP Wayne.
    Your work here on earth is done.
    o:)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,287
    daddyjt wrote: »



    Life’s too short not to make the connections....

    100% agree!!

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,010
    Crap! He was a nice fellow and I will miss him.

    Carver fest is almost in need of a “in memorium” sign...
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