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RIP Kim Beumer (1962-2014)
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: RIP Kim Beumer (1962-2014) Reply with quote


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It is with great sadness that we learnt yesterday that one of our own (Kim Beumer, forum name 'beun') passed away recently.

Kim's been a long time member of our forum and was the founder of Crescendo-Systems, an A/V company who's products we featured on our site.

Kim was always a pleasure to work with. His no-nonsense approach to product design fit very well with us and his customers. He always 'told it like it was'. Kim earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Delft. In addition to his Crescendo-Systems company, he worked as a Principle Electrical Engineer at Samsung, and he earned multiple patents.

He will be missed.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this time.

His obituary is here: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kim-Beumer&lc=2357&pid=172978421&mid=6175968

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In Memory of Kim Evert Beumer
June 9, 1962 - October 26, 2014

Mr. Kim Evert Beumer, 52, of Richardson, Texas, passed away on October 26, 2014. He was born to Evert and Cynthia Sman van den Hemel in Holland on June 9, 1962. Kim is preceded in death by his grandmother, Leopoldine Hedwig van den Hemel-Schafer. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, his spouse Leszlie D. Beumer-Gray, and a host of family and friends.

Kim earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Delft. He worked as a Principle Electrical Engineer at Samsung, and he earned multiple patents.

He was a great husband, wonderful uncle, and a wonderful son-in-law. He will be greatly missed by all.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:00pm at Sparkman Richardson Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at a later date in Beneden Leeuwen in The Netherlands.

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman Richardson Funeral Home. If you wish to coordinate your floral arrangements with the family's selections, please call the funeral home at 972-238-7855.


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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I'm stunned! Thoughts go out to the family at this terrible time.

Kim will be missed by all who new him. Only 52 and such an awesome engineer. His products were second to none. I have owned at least 6 of his video boxes over the years. Nothing but top quality and excellent customer service. A true loss to everyone that knew him and a loss to the A/V community. Such a nice guy too.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

52?!??! So young! He was just here a few weeks ago talking about his Tesla! Does anybody have any idea what happened?

I liked Kim a lot. I was one of the beta testers for his gamma card, and exchanged a few emails with him so many years ago. Great guy.

Very sad. He'll certainly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto!

I had a Kimcoder years ago that worked like a charm. Excellent product and customer service.

It is sad and unfortunate. Based on his recent response that Crabb eluded to, I am guessing this was sudden.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used his RTC2200 for years on my CRT projectors for gamma boost control, component to RGB conversion and a 2-way switch. Excellent product, work perfectly and did exactly what I needed.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad. The guy was 6 years younger than me. Sad I wonder if he knew he had health problems, or if it caught him unawares?
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

may that good man rest in peace Sad strenght to all of his family who are left behind!
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!!!! Yeah He just posted here not more than couple weeks.

Sympathies out to his friends and family.

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PostLink    Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was a great man a great friend and a fine engineer who we shall all miss... Sad
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guys like him make me proud to be dutch.

all the best to his friends and family.

iemand die zo vroeg heengaat en zo veel voor de gemeenschap betekent heeft is ronduit vreselijk.
dat hij een waardig afscheid mag hebben in beneden leeuwen.

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a real shame, i had no idea he was ill at all, very sorry to hear Sad
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was re-reading his speaker build thread last night and came across this.

A glimpse at the man himself:



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PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And as i understand it, those speakers of his were real top notch items too...
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnalogRocks wrote:
Was re-reading his speaker build thread last night and came across this.

A glimpse at the man himself:


spooky, but good job finding this picture!
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I just found this forum. Kim hired me a decade ago and I know him since then, he was my boss and I worked with him till the day he died. He spoke about his ESL's and I always told him I would build one, I never got around to it. Now that Kim is no more, I have been looking for information regarding his ESL's so that I may build a pair as an homage to him. Kim was an awesome guy and I miss him.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ryan_lobo wrote:
Hi Guys,
I just found this forum. Kim hired me a decade ago and I know him since then, he was my boss and I worked with him till the day he died. He spoke about his ESL's and I always told him I would build one, I never got around to it. Now that Kim is no more, I have been looking for information regarding his ESL's so that I may build a pair as an homage to him. Kim was an awesome guy and I miss him.



You should ask his spouse if there is any way to buy or take over the building of his equipment.

It be a shame if his design ends with him.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to, but I dont know how to ask for this information without it being too invasive.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His blog post of a build of a pair of the speakers is probably a good place to start:

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26075

Unfortunately many of the photos in that thread were hosted on his http://crescendo-systems.com website which is no more, so it's difficult to follow.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly Ryan, if nothing else it's a tribute to Kim, so I'd think his widow would be happy for you to continue the work.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shockinly news! I was reaching him to buy another TC1600 that i bought from him in june of 2014. He was very kind to send it to Brazil and the transcoder its the best that i have. Amazing hardware!

Sorry to hear this.

Anyway, one way to help you ryan_lobo its posting you the old data of this topic from some months ago, before the topic 404 those pictures.

Simply go to: https://web.archive.org/web/

Then put http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=423486

All the images are there!

I hope this can help you to keep his work.

Cheers.
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