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    James Bongiorno Rest In Peace

    We lost one of the greatest today, James passing away here on the Central Coast of California.

    The girlfriend of a close of friend of mine was his personal medical caregiver, and now we are all very sad about his departure.

    This is the abolute truth: James had spent the past several weeks setting up and tweaking a top end system. I am not sure if this was for a friend or for a customer (Perhaps both?)

    I told my buddy that is exactly what he lived for. We can have some feeling of joy, knowing that James had gone out 100% being James.

    May God rest you easy, Mr.B

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    A very sad day indeed. We worked together for over 10 years and talked on the phone a couple times a year to just stay in touch.

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    A true individual who will certainly be missed!

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    rest in peace,


    for the youngsters amongst us...
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/intervis/bongiorno_e.html

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    I did not like to bother him, as he was always busy with real pursuits. He was still going 100%, right up to the last.

    I had an SAE MK III CM way back when. I could sense that it was somehow special. But at the time I could not begin to fathom the depth to which James had taken engineering and sonic excellence in his designs, Now, after reading about his many achievements, I can <barely> scratch the surface.

    He was totally awesome.

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    I have fond memories of lunches with James at a simple diner in Santa Barbara, CA. I knew that he was sick but had hoped that he would outlast the rest of us! Rest in Peace my friend. Your brilliance and quirky personality will be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    A true individual who will certainly be missed!

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    Definitely. So will his company continue, or is it over?
    S4700 owner.

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    RIP James

    I met James (twice) over the phone.

    A very strong personality, and ALWAYS right. This was a good thing (for us) because you need that kind of personality for this business. He HATED tubes, I don't remember why. If I remember, he also could play an intrument and/or could sing. I will miss him, and I'm quite sure the rest of us will also.

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