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post #391 of 417 Old 06-08-2013, 04:28 AM
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what got him?

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Very sad news,

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Audio world lost a good one. He was so young. Loved reading his posts. R.I.P.

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Talked to him here and there through private message with lilmike. Inspired me to get into woodworking and the DIY stuff and generally bring on a new hobby in the form of woodwork projects. Further to that, there is a good chance he had a hand in a design of many user's store bought speakers. His list of designs is VAST.

Godspeed Deon!
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Sad indeed. I didn't know him well, but I know genius when I see it. Farewell, Deon.
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Wow, very sorry to hear of his passing, and condolences to those who knew him personally
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So sad to hear of Deon's passing. I recall having a conversation with him about the TV12 driver used in the old SVS Ultra, which is one of the many products he had a hand in.

Unfortunately it seems theres a little more mystery to this story..
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OH MAN! I was just talking to him a few weeks ago about the original design of the KLF30 and the superiority of the seos waveguides......
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So sad to hear of Deon's passing. I recall having a conversation with him about the TV12 driver used in the old SVS Ultra, which is one of the many products he had a hand in.

Unfortunately it seems theres a little more mystery to this story..
http://www.stillwaternews.net/story.php?id=2532&section=1

****. That's not the kind of stuff you want to read about.
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So sad to hear of Deon's passing. I recall having a conversation with him about the TV12 driver used in the old SVS Ultra, which is one of the many products he had a hand in.

Unfortunately it seems theres a little more mystery to this story..
http://www.stillwaternews.net/story.php?id=2532&section=1

WOW, that's some seriously disturbing news too. Unfortunately that probably means he took the easy way out too.
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Thats pretty sad, I had lots of conversations with him. Seemed like a good guy. Feel for his family.

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Sadly, this is not the sort of update I want to write.

Three weeks ago, the DIY and professional audio community lost a driving force, and I (among countless others) lost a good friend with Deon Bearden's passing.

RIP.

I remember when I was new to all this stuff, back in the Basslist days, one of the first projects that inspired me was Deon's first "Beast" sub. Even today that was some seriously advanced stuff: 18" Aura prosound drivers mounted for force cancellation, and passive radiators to tune the thing low. Deon was always very free with his knowledge, and patient in explaining the concepts behind his work to those interested in listening.

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Thats pretty sad, I had lots of conversations with him. Seemed like a good guy. Feel for his family.

That pretty much sums it up right there.
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Well hell. The cat's totally out of the bag here, and since I didn't make the mess, I'm not gonna try to clean things up any more.

Don't get me wrong, in no way do I condone any of Deon's actions, period. He's dead. Nothing we post will change that.

Yeah, as it turned out, he had a dark side. I learned of it on May 15, the day I last talked to him, the day before he took his own life.

Since then I have learned more about that than I ever wanted to. I have pieced together a lot of the bits and pieces since, through talking with his family and friends.

The details all died with Deon.

I'm as shocked as the rest of you, if not even moreso, as I considered him a friend.
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Wow...sorry for what you must be going through.

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Love you and miss you Deon.

You guys are crazy....
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Well hell. The cat's totally out of the bag here, and since I didn't make the mess, I'm not gonna try to clean things up any more.

Don't get me wrong, in no way do I condone any of Deon's actions, period. He's dead. Nothing we post will change that.

Yeah, as it turned out, he had a dark side. I learned of it on May 15, the day I last talked to him, the day before he took his own life.

Since then I have learned more about that than I ever wanted to. I have pieced together a lot of the bits and pieces since, through talking with his family and friends.

The details all died with Deon.

I'm as shocked as the rest of you, if not even moreso, as I considered him a friend.

WOW!

Audio genius or not this is unacceptable!

My condolences to the family.
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I guess there is light and dark within all of us, but for some the dark is stronger than others.

It seems like he did a lot of good within his life so hopefully that will not become overwhelmed by other things.


My condolences to family and friends affected.
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What a shame.

And weird double lightning strike, reminds me of Carlos Beltran of Audiopower

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From what I gather, these are alleged crimes. Please keep that in mind when posting opinions. We don't know the exact details.
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It said he has a history of harming a child, not detailed but a history.
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Talk about derailing a thread. Dang.
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It was his thread, I think.
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Wow what a crazy ordeal. I read many of his posts with much interest. Feel for family and all involed.

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I considered him a friend too. Still have the two Aura/Seismic 1896 drivers he sold me so I could recreate 'the Beast' he built.

What he did was horrible, but I wish he'd stuck it out. Where there's life, there's hope. I feel badly for his kids.

~1999 Deon Bearden (Audionuttt & dBTCSounds) in better days.


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