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    Today we mourn

    Yesterday, a true legend in Car Audio passed away.

    Alma "Mom" Gates paved the way for SPL and SQ. She was a beacon of hope that no matter what you put your mind to, you can accomplish.

    She leaves a legacy of car audio spl enthuiasts, SQ enthusiasts and all matter of people in between.

    Alma was an amazing person that I am honored to call friend. Much like Will Rogers, Alma never met anyone she didn't like. Once you meet and talk with her, you called her Mom.

    Rest in Peace Alma, earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Prayers go out to her son Patrick and family.


    ALMA GATES
    September 22, 1935 - March 28, 2013



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    Re: Today we mourn

    I just saw that in my email, RIP Mrs. Gates.



    For those who don't know... she was a SPL world champion and car audio would be different today if she didn't exist. I mean here's an older lady whom I expect to give me homemade cookies but no, she has one of the loudest bass vehicle in the world.




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    ****, sad to hear this. Never met or knew much about her other than she was a great person and competitor!



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    Sad.

    I remember the 64 Precision Power 10" setup.





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    RIP. Proud to own my JBL/Crown amp



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    Very sad indeed. She was a great woman and simply amazing to be around. Her character was second to none and she would do anything to help someone out. Oddly though, her love for cheesecake is what got us talking back in 2000 and kept us in touch all this time.

    This loss is huge for this industry!! She will be missed...





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    Wow this is shocking! She was truly an icon. Sincere condolences.




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    Rest in Peace Alma, you will be missed. You effected the lives of more people than you will ever know or understand. Some people have one outlet and that's car audio...and she may have mad you proud to have it as your passion.




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    Amazing woman



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    Her bronco was the 1st huge system I seen. Too bad it was only in magazines. Very sad




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    R.i.p.




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    Alma Gates has passed away :(

    R.I.P Alma Gates, to a legend i never got to meet but has influenced me in this sport.



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    RIP Alma you broke many barriers in the sport and many owe their success to you.



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    Condolences to her family and friends...R.I.P.



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    she was a wonderful lady and she will be missed



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