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    It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our beloved Jeff Bagby has passed away this morning.

    That is all I can say for now. I am numb

  • #2
    OMG. I never expected this. Shocked, just shocked.
    The elephant in the room is the room


    • #3
      RIP Jeff


      • #4
        This is terrible, very sad, news. He contributed so much to our hobby and was such a great guy. I enjoyed conversing with him at every DIY event we were both at. I am so sorry for his wife and son.

        I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.


        • #5
          I have never met him in person but have only heard wonderful things about him. He was so generous to our community. Rest peacefully Jeff.


          • #6
            Sad news.


            • #7
              Rest in peace, sir.
              Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


              • #8
                Terrible... His legacy will live on in the designs we create and the tools we use to do so. Prayers for his family and those that were close to him.
                Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
                Wogg Music
                Published projects: PPA100 Bass Guitar Amp, ISO El-Cheapo Sub, Indy 8 2.1 powered sub, MicroSat, SuperNova Minimus


                • #9
                  Very sad day.

                  " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas


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                    • #11
                      i am at a loss for words.


                      • #12
                        I'm so sorry to hear this. Jeff really was an amazingly humble, and giving guy.

                        Just a short 'Jeff Bagby' story:

                        I went to DIY Indiana a several years back and Jeff was there. There were door prizes that were being given away and I happened to get a tub of Durtex. Jeff later asked me if I wanted to sell or trade for it. I said 'no' as I had wanted to try it and had never gotten around to picking any up.

                        But then I thought, Tom... this guy set up and hosted a seminar to help us (me) figure out PCD, and made that software available to everyone, offered tons of advice to budding, and experienced speaker builders alike, and made some of his greatest creations available to anyone in the form of his many 'kits' that are for sale.

                        Before he left my sight, I told him 'of course' and gratefully handed it over. He asked me what I wanted in return... I told him to consider it a 'thank you' and he said 'for what?' like he had no idea about all he's done for the many participants of this wonderful hobby. He said thanks, we spoke for a bit and the show went on.

                        A few weeks later I received a package in the mail containing several drivers, enough for a few sets of speakers. He didn't have to do that obviously, it stuck me how thoughtful he was.

                        He has PM'd me several times as well, encouraging me to keep at it when I'd get frustrated with not being able to figure out PCD or measuring, or anything speaker-related. "Tom, you're going to get it... you drove 12 hours in a blizzard (PCD Conference in Kokomo, Indiana) to learn more about how to do this... the desire is there... just stay with it, don't get frustrated and you will get there"

                        I really took that to heart and it helped to push me and keep me going. There are a lot of guys who are really giving in this community -- there is a fairly steep learning curve with this stuff as we all know -- but he was certainly one of the most giving and humble dudes I've met, especially considering all he knows about this stuff, how much 'in demand he's always been, and how much he's single-handedly done to promote 'speaker design for all.'

                        God's peace to his wife and family, and God bless you brother... enjoy your new digs in heaven!

                        Tom Zarbo
                        Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                        *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF


                        • #13
                          RIP, Mr. Bagby. We wonder what life is about, and what is our purpose. At a distance, I see all of the people that this wonderful man was able to touch, in a positive way, through his giving heart. He shared his time, his efforts, his passion, and his incredible intellect and knowledge, as well as his kindness, and that leaves our world a better place. I want to think that Jeff would want the rest of us to let that be the mark that he left on us all. It's easy to wish that we would have said more to the people that we care about, once they are gone. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone of you that have taken it onto yourselves to share all that each and every one of you has, in keeping with Jeff's spirit. Glenn.


                          • #14
                            We're all going to miss him very much, but let's not forget about his wife Christine, she is the one really hurting right now. Goodbye Jeff, I never met you but I certainly admired you.


                            • #15
                              Jeff, despite his stature, was one of the giants amongst us. And a great and kind gentleman. I will miss him, and shed some tears.