More Data, Less Wank. A Eulogy for Zilch.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by wiredbecker, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. wiredbecker

    wiredbecker AK Subscriber Subscriber

    It is with great sadness that I must inform everyone that Zilch passed away the morning of Friday February 4th due to complications from metastatic lung cancer. Know that his passing was swift and relatively painless and that he kept his sense of humor throughout the illness. When he could no longer post, I would read aloud updates from the Econowave and the “Where’s Zilch?” thread which brought tears to his eyes. He was extremely grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

    Zilch and I worked on speakers every single weekend for past 3 years and during that time we grew to be great friends. Perhaps you have had a similar experience interacting with him here in AudioKarma’s Speaker forum or on any number of other audio related forums on the web. Zilch worked tirelessly providing data and support for all of our speaker projects but I learned about a lot more than speakers from him. When my wife left me, Zilch’s friendship kept me going. I miss my buddy so much.

    Now that Zilch has left us, I’ve been charged with the task of keeping the Zilchlab legacy alive. We’ve registered the domain of www.zilchlab.org and www.econowave.com but regrettably I’ve not had a chance to get much done since he was diagnosed a few months back. That is going to change. Zilch is survived by the untiring spirit of DIY speaker building and the pursuit of accurate data. This is a "No BS Zone".

    Godspeed my friend.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Admin Staff Member Admin Subscriber

    The audio world and Audiokarma are a little smaller, with Zilch's passing. He will be missed.

    Rest in Peace.
     
  3. KeninDC

    KeninDC Nanker Phelge Subscriber

    RIP, Zilch.
     
  4. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    :tears: Rest In Peace, Zilch.
     
  5. vinyldavid

    vinyldavid Proud Jaguar Owner! Subscriber

    Ernie said it best.

    RIP Zilch.
     
  6. JohnVF

    JohnVF Banned

    Speechless. RIP, Zilch.
     
  7. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Awful news, rest in peace my friend
     
  8. Urizen

    Urizen AK Subscriber Subscriber

    RIP, Zilch.
     
  9. Hi fi fo fun

    Hi fi fo fun New Member

    Zilch-Your enthusiasm in the speaker realm will be sorely missed!
     
  10. JJJimmy

    JJJimmy Silver is Sweet!

    Love his to-the-point, no nonsense posts. He will be missed.
     
  11. Jon_Logan

    Jon_Logan Addicted Member

    Wow, that really sucks. Very sorry for his freinds and family. A terrible loss for AK. Very sad news.
     
  12. jt4me1

    jt4me1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    RIP Zilch.
    Hang in there everyone who knew him.
    Quite a loss.
     
  13. Wayne Parham

    Wayne Parham Active Member

    I was so worried when you called the other day, sort of knowing this was the news. I was so bummed, because Evan and I had developed an online friendship. He was really a neat guy.

    Life is just way too damn short.
     
  14. devoid

    devoid NA Volvos and Amplifiers

    A tremendous loss. I hope he is in a better place now. The knowledge he has shared here has brought me to new grounds on my system. The important part of that is how much more it is being enjoyed for music. God bless him and his family.
     
  15. 33&athird

    33&athird Turn on & Tune in

    Truly sad, Rest in peace, Zilch:sigh:.
     
  16. kcollins4

    kcollins4 Rocking somewhere Subscriber

    Pretty much speechless here. RIP Zilch.
     
  17. Celt

    Celt Space Doggy Super Mod Subscriber

    RIP and hope you are in a happier place, Evan.
     
  18. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

    While Zilch's life and impact on AK shows that not everything can be quantified, were there a meter showing our collective sense of loss at his passing, it's pegged. RIP and Godspeed, Evan.
     
  19. bfishn

    bfishn loose cannon

    Thank you my friend, Rest in Peace.
     
  20. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

    I am in shock. I had no idea Z was that ill. Rest in peace my friend.
     
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