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RIP to member Spook76 - Steve Reinhardt

  1. csglinux
    I'm so sad to have to report that we've lost one of our most enthusiastic long-time contributors to this thread. Steve Reinhardt - whom most of you will know from a variant of the nickname his father gave him when he was younger (@spook76) has passed away :frowning2:

    Steve was a good friend of mine and will be missed in amounts not easy for me to put into words. He was a passionate fan of the best genre of music - prog rock. He loved Big Big Train, Steven Wilson, Cosmograf and, his favorite - Hackett-era Genesis. He had (strong!) opinions on almost everything and could talk the hind legs off a donkey. But he was also incredibly generous, knowledgeable and patiently willing to offer advice on everything from music (thanks for introducing me to Echolyn Steve!), politics and legal issues (his expertise), audio formats and, of course, audio equipment. When anybody jumped on this forum to claim some new headphone was superior to the KSE1500, he'd always tell me "I know how good the KSE1500 is. I don't care what anybody else says." :)

    Echolyn once wrote a song about lying down and becoming a garden. I think Steve would approve of something similar... Steve's wife is planning on placing a bench in a New York park. If any of you knew Spook and would like to contribute to this memorial, please check out the following:

    https://www.gofundme.com/in-memories-of-steve-reinhardt

    I know he'd love us to go sit on his bench and play some Echolyn on our KSE1500s.

    R.I.P. buddy.
     
  2. Mimouille
    I was sad to hear this. Rest in peace man.
     
  3. Negyt
    R.I.P. our dear hobby partner
     
  4. TYATYA
    R.I.P a dynamic member. He had replied some my post few months ago....
     
  5. musicday
    Sorry to read this, his nickname tells me something. He was quite young still, how did he passed away?
     
  6. Audiowood
    Rip, spook76. I have always respect your commentary and opinions. Thanks for all the wonderful time we had here at headfi.
     
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  7. Ike1985
    Rest in peace Steve.
     
  8. moedawg140 Contributor
  9. Mimouille
    Great to see you up and running.
     
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  10. AnakChan Moderator
    I have to say I'm shocked to read this myself. He is well known in this community. He'll be truly missed. RIP Steve.

    Edit: Thx CSGLinux for sharing this info with this community.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
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  11. moedawg140 Contributor
    Thanks - should be off to the states from Germany tomorrow, and will begin a long process back to hopefully being in a better place. ✊
     
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  12. Currawong Contributor
    I just got word about this from Anakchan. Sad to hear that he has passed away. I hope wherever he is, it is in a good place.
     
  13. Pepito
    Rest in peace Steve. He helped guide me and many others on Head-fi in their pursuit of audio nirvana. He will be missed here.
     
  14. teds headfood
    i f-ing can't believe this Steven was my best friend from head-fi. i was just told and i usually skyped with him for hours at a time over the years. he was always there for me as i was for him could not ask for a better brother. i was wondering why he hadn't called lately but i knew he was having other issues. absolutely floored. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER
     
  15. csglinux
    Thanks to all of you for your kind comments about Steve. I wanted to share a small video from one of his favorite bands. It's a Christmas single from Big Big Train (available in standard and hi-res formats via Bandcamp - and a portion of the sale price goes to charity). For sure, if he'd still been with us, Steve would have purchased this and called me up the instant it was released to tell me all about it :)

    Happy holidays everybody!

     

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