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  • Pallas
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    A lion of this hobby, no doubt, whose efforts have brought joy to many of us.

    RIP Mr. Bagby.

    Harps are playing somewhere. Or at least a recording of harps through a set of speakers he designed.

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  • AcidWash
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    Jeff was a great guy. Genuine, kind, caring, hard-working. He'll be missed. RIP and prayers for his family.

    Link to Jeff being interviewed about the Continuums

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDRAt1fcfF8

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  • dwigle
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    wow, what a loss. He helped me with a crossover design for an 8" 2 way in the early madisound days. He indirectly or directly touched a lot of folks. A half dozen of my friends got into DIY at some level after hearing my $100 wonders. He is missed.

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  • fdieck
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    It seems impossible to think of. RIP Jeff you never be forgotten here.

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  • marvin
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    I know him as many here know him--by his work and as attendees at InDIYana. Tho' I spoke with him briefly a couple of times, I doubt that he knows my name, but I will miss him like everyone else. Our prayers for his family.

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  • speekerbldr
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    Jeff represented the best of us, for sure. Both as a designer and more importantly, as a human being.
    Hopefully we can all be a little more like him.

    Godspeed Jeff.

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  • rickcraig
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post

    I knew Jeff for almost 20 years, he will be sorely missed. I sent Chris a note this afternoon, and I hope the best for them.

    I was actually present in the Ft. Wayne and Indy visits too. What a blast that was in the audio salon with those B&W 801 and McIntosh gear. One of my fondest memories, as I was the noob with the veterans of the hobby. Shawn was there at the Indy meet.

    I met Jeff first in text on the old Madisound BBS forum, around 1999 (Rick, you too for that matter), and then in person about a year later or so because he lived just shy of 2 hours away. I'll never forget hearing his 'Davids' (after his son who was 4 at the time) for the first time, and being totally impressed. Jeff modeled the xover for my first 'serious' build, and I still have the notes-package he gave me for that. He took me under his wing a bit when I was first starting out in the hobby, and I am far from the only person he helped along the way. Remarkable, selfless, generous, humble, honest, teaching, and sincere all describe this man I was lucky to call a friend. This is a true loss of a well admired peer and cohort.

    As an example, he used to tell everyone that he wished he could tell them he taught me everything I know, smile, laugh, etc. He in fact did teach me and others a lot though. Anything I'd bounce his way he'd answer thoroughly.

    He loved his family, he loved the Lord, he loved his friends, and he loved designing speakers. My kind of guy.

    Jeff- say hi to Matt for me, okay?
    See you 2 in a while...
    Wolf
    Thanks for filling in the details that I missed. It's hard to believe how far back we all go. Does anyone know the companies and / or designs that Jeff did? It would be nice to give him some recognition for his commercial work.
    Last edited by rickcraig; 03-24-2020, 09:05 PM.

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  • Paul K.
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    I can't say anything better about Jeff than what everyone else has said. We lost a great guy and contributor to our niche hobby.
    Paul

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  • ugly woofer
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    RIP Jeff

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  • Psycoacoustics
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    I had the good fortune of meeting Jeff a couple of times at InDIYana. The last time was when I brought my pair of Carita’s. He designed the crossovers and I remember commenting to the group that one of the reasons I built them was because I wanted to hear a “Jeff Bagby” crossover.

    He said something to the effect of “Big Deal!, I’ve heard a few and they aren’t really that good.”

    A more humble man hasn’t live on this planet!

    My thoughts and prayers are going out to his family. As all have said, he will be missed.

    God speed Jeff!

    Mark

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by rickcraig View Post
    I messaged Jeff's wife Christine early this morning to let her know that I woke up two times last night and was immediately prompted to pray for Jeff. I am so saddened to hear this. I knew of Jeff back in the Madisound BBS days of the 90's. We later met (2004/2005 I think) when I was visiting my parents in Fort Wayne. We also got together a few years later when I was in Indianapolis. A very humble and knowledgeable guy, and passionate in his faith and love for God. He'll be missed.
    I knew Jeff for almost 20 years, he will be sorely missed. I sent Chris a note this afternoon, and I hope the best for them.

    I was actually present in the Ft. Wayne and Indy visits too. What a blast that was in the audio salon with those B&W 801 and McIntosh gear. One of my fondest memories, as I was the noob with the veterans of the hobby. Shawn was there at the Indy meet.

    I met Jeff first in text on the old Madisound BBS forum, around 1999 (Rick, you too for that matter), and then in person about a year later or so because he lived just shy of 2 hours away. I'll never forget hearing his 'Davids' (after his son who was 4 at the time) for the first time, and being totally impressed. Jeff modeled the xover for my first 'serious' build, and I still have the notes-package he gave me for that. He took me under his wing a bit when I was first starting out in the hobby, and I am far from the only person he helped along the way. Remarkable, selfless, generous, humble, honest, teaching, and sincere all describe this man I was lucky to call a friend. This is a true loss of a well admired peer and cohort.

    As an example, he used to tell everyone that he wished he could tell them he taught me everything I know, smile, laugh, etc. He in fact did teach me and others a lot though. Anything I'd bounce his way he'd answer thoroughly.

    He loved his family, he loved the Lord, he loved his friends, and he loved designing speakers. My kind of guy.

    Jeff- say hi to Matt for me, okay?
    See you 2 in a while...
    Wolf

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  • Steve Lee
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    Very sad day.

    Prayers for his family.

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  • thekorvers
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    Rest in peace Jeff. You will be sorely missed.

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  • BOBinGA
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    Such a sad day.. :(

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  • scottsehlin
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    Wow, that is bad news. Rest in peace, Jeff.

    I always appreciated Jeff's enthusiasm and encouragement. I remember sitting next to him during the micro-speaker challenge at InDIYana while his Quarks and my Heliums were going head-to-head and Jeff was proclaiming out loud that the Heliums were better. I think it had a lot to do with the placement on stands out in the room (Heliums have full BSC), but it really just illustrates that Jeff was really a selfless advocate for the art and science of speaker building rather than his own self-interest.

    Those of you who were around when Jeff came out with Passive Crossover Designer can probably appreciate what a game changer it was as a user friendly freeware design tool. Before that, we were all fumbling around with things like Speaker Workshop or older versions of LspCAD and Soundeasy (hint: not easy). Between that and his classes that have been mentioned, I think he is at least as responsible as anyone else for the consistently high quality sound we are all hearing at DIY events across the country.

    Best wishes to Jeff's family during this difficult time.

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