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Title: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Roseval on 2018-05-07 20:12:33
A prolific and knowledgeable poster has passed away in piece.

The place I learned this sad fact is a bit of surprise if not piquant.
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/arny-krueger-has-passed-away.3151/
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Apesbrain on 2018-05-07 20:22:56
He will most certainly be missed.  Thanks for everything Arny.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: noiselab on 2018-05-07 20:29:07
I'll miss seeing his posts. They were frequently enlightening for me.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Hubert Watson on 2018-05-07 20:34:37
Thank you very much Mr. Krueger for sharing your wealth of knowledge with all of us.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: greynol on 2018-05-07 23:51:01
He was always well-meaning and tried to fight the good fight.  The increasingly nonsensical and willfully ignorant world just got stronger.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: ajinfla on 2018-05-07 23:55:57
RIP Arny, whatever differences of opinions we had, I considered him to be on the right side of reason
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Thad E Ginathom on 2018-05-08 00:04:23
RIP Arny, and thank you.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: alanofoz on 2018-05-08 00:30:41
I'm very sorry to read this. Much too young.
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Post by: Coreda on 2018-05-08 01:51:11
Well darn. That was an unexpected topic title to read. RIP.
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Post by: IgorC on 2018-05-08 03:46:24
Sad to hear that. Rest in peace, Sir Arnold. Your ideas will live forever.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Chibisteven on 2018-05-08 05:21:07
This is sad.  :(
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: kode54 on 2018-05-08 07:24:52
Well, that just sucks. Rest in peace, friend.

He was two months younger than my dad, too.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: rutra80 on 2018-05-08 08:26:48
This is very sad news. Rest in peace Arnold, and thank you for all the input you made to the world of audio.
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Post by: itisljar on 2018-05-08 08:40:16
I'm sad, he was full of knowledge and willing to share that, I have only respects for the man. RIP, Arnie.
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Post by: JabbaThePrawn on 2018-05-08 09:01:58
Sad news.
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Post by: antz on 2018-05-08 09:44:33
What a shame to hear this. His posts were generally interesting. R.I.P.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Cavaille on 2018-05-08 10:34:25
Oh no, these are sad news. Rest in peace, Mr. Krueger. Condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Fairy on 2018-05-08 10:50:56
WTF? Damn... No words.... ;(
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: spoon on 2018-05-08 11:52:37
I did not realise he was in his 70's, he certainly will be missed on this forum.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: shadowking on 2018-05-08 12:05:25
Sad. rip
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Wombat on 2018-05-08 12:10:33
Arny will be missed. I bet he now spends some time to arrange a harp ABX session above there.
My deepest sympathies go out to his family. A few weeks ago my father left and even if you know it is coming soon it is hard.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: dhromed on 2018-05-08 12:23:52
What a sad day. Rest in peace, Mr. Krueger.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: includemeout on 2018-05-08 13:17:24
I'm deeply sad and shocked to hear that.

He was a truly gallant gentleman who wouldn't bat an eyelid in helping laymen like me - who've certainly benefited from his incredibly vast knowledge.

RIP and thank you so much, Arny. :-(
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Rotareneg on 2018-05-08 15:46:32
Rest in peace.  :(
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: saratoga on 2018-05-08 16:46:24
How sad, he was posting about listening tests just this month.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: RonaldDumsfeld on 2018-05-08 17:37:51
He made a difference.

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Post by: cliveb on 2018-05-08 17:41:54
Very sad. We've lost a true character. Condolences to his family.

I had my run-ins with Arny, but mainly over presentation rather than content.
Most of what he had to say about audio was spot-on, although it was sometimes delivered with a little too much vitriol.

I wonder how long it'll be before he has an argument with God.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: bennetng on 2018-05-08 21:13:29
Arnold introduced me to ASR so I also left a message there. I didn't have too many conversations with him in HA but I read a lot of his posts in forums and newsgroups and learned a lot from him.

Thanks and RIP.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: evgenetic on 2018-05-08 21:49:52
the effort he made in making this field much less ignorant is immense. he will be missed. RIP.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Porcus on 2018-05-08 23:39:53
:-(

Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: rogeriol on 2018-05-09 00:36:43
Truly knowledgeable and full of field experience, he did not let nonsense crap pass without reasoning. To some a bit harsh, but I bet it was not easy for him to read subjective unscientific load without pointing the facts from his personal experience or just plain science.
I liked reading his posts.
RIP
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: andy o on 2018-05-09 02:09:36
My condolences to his family and friends. Learned a lot from him.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Nick.C on 2018-05-09 11:02:44
He will be missed.

May he be remembered fondly.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: jaybeee on 2018-05-09 13:07:13
RIP Arny
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: 2tec on 2018-05-09 17:23:44
Thanks Mr. Krueger.

Funny how some people are so much larger than life. And crazy how much you can miss someone you never met.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Sunhillow on 2018-05-09 23:21:12
Sad news indeed - his posts always were friendly an knowledgeable
I never had direct contact to him, but will miss him!
His ABX method for unbiased listening tests will always be essential
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Gecko on 2018-05-10 10:40:35
Farewell, Mr. Krueger.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: athegn on 2018-05-10 15:36:42
I have only recently joined this forum; broken hifi needed replacement so researching options.

Soon found Arny suggesting much cheaper options than I allowed for, so rest of budget being spent on more concert tickets.

Thanks Arny for sensible advice.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: guruboolez on 2018-05-10 17:26:24
My condolences. Very interesting posts for so many years. A true loss :'[
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: eahm on 2018-05-10 18:07:36
RIP RIP RIP. One of my favorites in the forum. Very sad news.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Nichttaub on 2018-05-11 07:12:42
Wish I'd actually met him in person; it's my own fault that I never did.  I remember Arny's frequent letters to the editor in The Audio Amateur (before it capitulated to the audiophool mentality) and his willingness to engage with anyone over some of the ideas presented therein.  Later, it was internet news feeds and finally forums like this.  As far as I can tell, he never gave up his principles.

I'm glad at least I was able to interact with him on this forum; our backgrounds were similar enough that I 'got' where he was coming from most of the time.  His passing is a keenly-felt loss to the audio world.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: jsrtheta on 2018-05-12 18:22:37
I first encountered Arny back on rec.audio, about 20 years ago, and he never wavered then or now in his insistence on science and accuracy. It helped that he knew his shit. Never met him in person, but my offlist communications with him revealed him to be a man of integrity, someone who did what he said he would do. I have spent hours just researching lists for his posts, because there was always something new to learn.

Bon voyage, my friend.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: eagleray on 2018-05-13 05:27:39
RIP, a true character who will be missed.  I hope the music is sweet where he is going.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Ivan Dimkovic on 2018-05-15 11:46:17
Very sad to read this news :(

RIP, Mr. Krueger will be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: mtm on 2018-05-17 01:57:02
What a sad news... :(

You have always fought for science and reason. So, I won't say "rest in peace, Arny". Eternal peace and quiet are for people who don't do anything, and I doubt you'd want to sit around doing nothing.

I will miss you.

Be yourself, wherever you are, if you are... Thank you for being here for so many years.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Deathcrow on 2018-05-17 21:04:39
Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: johnfalc on 2018-05-17 22:24:41
Very sad news indeed.  Thanks for all he did to drive ignorance out of HiFi.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Cartoon on 2018-05-18 23:06:22
You will be missed. Condolences to the family.

RIP
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Foobar3030 on 2018-05-19 05:13:57
Very sad to hear this news. His posts on this forum were (and remain) a frequent resource; I'm sure he'll be missed by everyone here.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: krabapple on 2018-05-23 18:54:29
All the way back to rec.audio.* days, he indefatigably fought the good fight against rampant audio nonsense.

R.I.P. Arny, you magnificent bastard.   I'll miss you.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: includemeout on 2018-05-25 15:47:41
His posts on this forum were (and remain) a frequent resource;
I now it's just the natural course of things, but it's funny how an insightful person's legacy works, as many future newcomers will, along the next decade, invariably come across threads in this forum where his worthy contributions will be present, and regardless of agreeing or disagreeing with his views, possibly wonder "Gee, this guy surely knows his stuff!" - only to either move on after finding their answer or, if continuing over here, learn of his demise through this thread, and, regardless of how far ahead of us, probably feel as gutted as many of us are ATM.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: LedHed8 on 2018-05-26 03:34:12
Sad news.  RIP Arnold.  He was a wealth of knowledge; his posts were informative, if not, at times, entertaining.  His contributions to HA and the larger world of audio will be greatly missed.  Although I didn't know Arny personally, I would like to acknowledge him for saving me and my family incalculable amounts of money over the past decade.  If not for stumbling across his posts of science and reason, I'm certain I'd have purchased many overpriced "snake oil" audiophool pieces of gear over the years.  Thank you Arnold for sharing your experience and knowledge with us audio laymen.

Best regards,
                     LedHed8
 
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: wnmnkh on 2018-06-08 10:26:33
Away from audio stuffs for months. Today suddenly I was wondering about Arny, visited this forum and found this terrible news.

Rest in peace Arny.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: 2Bdecided on 2018-06-11 23:28:40
RIP... well I hope it's not too peaceful and there's plenty of good music where you are Arny :-)

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Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: board on 2018-07-10 07:34:59
I'm very sorry to hear this as well. I had actually just thought about writing to him and ask for his advice on something, and apparently I wasn't the only one. It's a big loss.
Does anybody know the cause? I assume it couldn't have been natural causes at an age of 71. Perhaps the disease that has taken away so much of my family already, cancer?
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Porcus on 2018-07-10 10:01:38
Not that I like to indulge in speculations like this, but as he mentioned that disease himself - and permanent damages from the treatment: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,107666.msg941125.html#msg941125
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: board on 2018-07-16 21:16:23
Thanks. I seem to remember now seeing him mention it once. It even seemed like it was the same type of cancer that took my father away :-(.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: Hubert Watson on 2018-11-29 21:38:00
This is an old thread, but I need to post.

Mr. Krueger yelled at me once, but it was for my own good. You see, my (former) audiophile ego got in the way of our discussion one time and he needed to set me straight. He did and I changed. He was the person primarily responsible for me choosing scientific reality over subjective audiophile la-la land.

I miss him. I wish he was still here so I could ask him a few things.
Title: Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Post by: apastuszak on 2018-12-15 02:00:08
I know this thread is old, but it's been a while since I logged in.

I always found Mr. Krueger's posts to be very insightful.  And his staunch insistence on the use of ABX tests was VERY refreshing.

I only knew the man through his posts here.  But the idea that I will never read another post by him greatly saddens me.

RIP my online friend.  The placebophiles in the afterlife won't get a moment's peace now.
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