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Farewell Mike Knapp and HTT

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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted May 17 2007 - 02:34 PM

In case you hadn't heard, Mr. Knapp is closing up shop after all these years and at the end of May Home Theater Talk will be no more.

His site and HTF were my main website intros to the Home Theater world and it's always sad to see an era end, but life will go on and people will find other hangouts.

Just wanted those who may have known or been a part of the Knapp/HTT world to have a chance to give Mike a well deserved shout out.

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#2 of 45 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted May 17 2007 - 11:15 PM

Priorities in life do have a tendency to change over time. I don't remember my password, otherwise, I would've posted some comments over there. Anyhow, I wish Mike well in any future endeavors.




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#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike Knapp

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Posted May 18 2007 - 02:34 AM

Thanks Alf and Crawdaddy.

I am not going totally away, just fading out. Posted Image

Thanks for remembering me.


#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Chris


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Posted May 18 2007 - 02:58 AM

Mike - well, we all wish you well in all of your endeavors. Posted Image
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#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Chris Maynard

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Posted May 18 2007 - 03:21 AM

Mike - I send all my best wishes. I know how that is. I haven't posted here or at your site more than once or twice a year for the past 5 years. Life really evolves and we sometimes must step up and embrace those changes.

All my best Mike.

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#6 of 45 OFFLINE   BrianW



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Posted May 18 2007 - 03:37 AM

Mike, your influence during the "early years" is unmistakable. You've helped more people than you can possibly know, and you have more friends than you can possibly count. Whatever life brings your way, those things will always be true.
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#7 of 45 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted May 18 2007 - 06:48 AM


I do remember my password and after something went wrong with my previous post at HTT, I'll try to say something there as well.

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#8 of 45 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted May 18 2007 - 06:56 AM

Whew... when I saw the subject line I was afraid this was going to be an obit.

#9 of 45 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted May 18 2007 - 09:13 AM

wel thats too bad.
sorry to hear it.

and i am flabbergasted that i could bot find any record of posting over there.

i'm sure i registered at some point becuase i was ther often enough

#10 of 45 OFFLINE   Scott McGillivray

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Posted May 18 2007 - 05:44 PM

Hey Mike.

I did not post a lot over there (or over here for that matter) but I really enjoyed the energy you brought to any discussion.

Take care you old Whippersnapper!
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#11 of 45 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted May 18 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hey, Mike, while I never joined up (couldn't because I was using MSNTV for a long time) I did have the pleasure of meeting you once and I wish you the best, your one of the originals around here, dude. Posted Image

BTW, how's the ol' water heater (what Mike calls his subwoofer for those that don't know) hanging in there, still kickin' or have you upgraded to something larger yet? Posted Image
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#12 of 45 OFFLINE   Joe McCabe

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Posted May 20 2007 - 10:38 AM

This clearly spells the return of Turkey Knapp.

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#13 of 45 OFFLINE   TV555


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Posted May 20 2007 - 03:30 PM

Why doesn't the guy just take a break and let others deal w/ the site?

Why is he taking the ball with him?

#14 of 45 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted May 20 2007 - 07:31 PM

We're NOT discussing here the way Mike's site is managed, nor any of Mike's decisions in that respect.

Thanks for understanding.

#15 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike Knapp

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Posted May 21 2007 - 12:49 AM

Thanks Cees,


I cannot just walk away from it. It is too much a part of me. If it is there, I will be checking in and I wont be able to not participate in the administration. I have tried doing that before, several times.

Closing it was the only way. I wish it wasn't but I know myself too well.

There are plenty of balls left. Posted Image


#16 of 45 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted May 21 2007 - 08:18 AM

Knappster is being shut down. Snif, snif. Posted Image

All the best Mike, praise be to Zardoz! Posted Image

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Posted May 21 2007 - 08:53 AM

For some reason I thought Mike's site had been down for some time. Sorry to hear this Mike, always remember your contributions to this site as well as your own. best of luck with anything you do going forward.

#18 of 45 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted May 21 2007 - 11:06 AM

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I'm still older than you Mike.....you whippersnapper. Posted Image
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#19 of 45 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted May 21 2007 - 11:53 AM

Adios from one of the first hundred members.

It was a pleasure Mike!
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But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#20 of 45 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted May 21 2007 - 10:09 PM

This clearly spells the return of Turkey Knapp

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