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Old 14th January 2013, 10:33 PM   #11
AVWERK is offline AVWERK  United States
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Sorry to hear about this...
Appreciate every minute you can.

Best regards to his family and friends

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Old 15th January 2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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I posted this on another site. I'll repost it here.

What a loss. Click the image to open in full size.

When I was a young teen, I used to live pretty close (a bike ride away) to the GAS factory in Chatsworth, California.

I used to go by there from time to time to drool over Ampzilla that I couldn't afford. They used to humor me because I was so enthusiastic. Mr. Bongiorno personally gave me a bunch of signed GAS posters I put up in my room. I wish I still had them. I can't remember for sure, but I bet he was wearing a lime green suit Click the image to open in full size.

Finally, after months of bugging them, they sold me a refurbed Ampzilla, in a dented and scratched case, that I drove some early Maggies with. When Sumo opened, I followed Mr. Bongiorno and bought some Sumo gear. Even after buying higher end gear than GAS, getting that Ampzilla is still one of my fondest memories. I can still feel that excitement I felt when I got that thing home!

Great memories of my early audiophile hobby.

Thank you James Bongiorno.
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Old 16th January 2013, 01:16 AM   #13
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I recall that James Bongiorno was incapacitated with liver disease for about 20 years and only got back to circuit design in 2002.
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