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Arny Krueger Has Passed Away

amirm

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I woke up with very somber mood to hear that our member ArnyK (Arney Krueger) passed away a few days ago: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/Arnold-Krueger-obituary?pid=188925019&view=guestbook

He is best known for popularizing ABX testing and championing blind audio listening tests in every online community he could.

Some of you may know from my past battles from Arny. We battled hard, really hard. It makes me choke up that we take audio so seriously at times as to cross the barriers of humanity that way. Shame on me for not backing off as I should have. As ultimately we were far more on the same side of the debate than the other way around.

It is with small solace that our relationship ended on a more positive note with him contributing as of late to our forum.

My deepest condolences go to his family and friends. Today is one of the saddest days I have experienced in recent memory. So please forgive me for not being able to say more. I will just end with this part from his obituary.

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Rest in peace Arny.
 

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The first time I know about Arnold is from rec.audio.pro newsgroup and his pcavtech website at about 1998.

It is really a shocking news since until lately he was still posting in forums.

RIP Arnold.
 

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Really sad news. Nothing from his postings would suggest he was in ill health. May he rest in peace.
He’ll be missed.
 

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Very sad news, R.I.P.
 

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Very sad. He was one of those who woke me up from my "dogmatic slumber" in audio, by insisting so vehemently on objectivity and blind testing, which ultimately led me to search for different audio solutions (and subsequently to disagree with him on some issues). He will be missed.
 
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Shocking and sad news indeed. I remember Arny from rec.audio newsgroups long before Forums, and always enjoyed his contributions. I'll miss him.

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I was very happy to see him post here with somewhat more regularity in recent weeks. I hope he now is surrounded by peace and never has to even contemplate concepts like ABX and placebo any longer.
 

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Wow, that's so sad. R.I.P.

Amir, you can always dedicate a forum here to him - the Arny Krueger ABX forum or the like.
 

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This is for Arny. May all comparisons be fair, level matched, and preferably blind. I drink to you, and give you images of my Technics 0510 comparator to keep you warm at night.

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R.I.P.
 

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Very sad day. You come to sort of know folks who post on forums, and in that limited way, I always looked forward to what he had to say and his posts are an asset to this forum, I am glad he found a place here in his last days, a place where science means something. blessed peace Arny.
 

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I too locked horns with Arny on rec.audio usenet back when I was paying $20/month for dialup access via a local bulletin board. It didn't have the internet actually, but it did have the usenet groups. Given no thought to how long ago that was until now.

RIP
 

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A pillar of usenet/internet audio forums. I've known him since 1991.
 

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I was only aware of Arny from his posts here, but I liked the way he firmly stood behind what he said and what he said was usually right on the mark. He will be missed.
 

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I first encountered him via his PCAVTech website which was a great resource for PC audio in those days. I was happy to find him here again after many years. RIP, Arny.
 
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