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Old 13th March 2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Sad news.

Yesterday evening the editor of Electronics World e-mailed me reporting the passing of John Laurence Linslay Hood; born 1925.

John was a widely respected designer and listener of amplifers who has left quite a legacy for those of us who continue to construct his designs, like the 10W JLH-69.

Let us all follow in his careful and thoughful footsteps.

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Old 13th March 2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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Hi Graham,
Thanks for informing us.
It's sad to hear of John's demise. His articles helped me along quite a bit during my early learning days.
Lots of our present knowledge is proped up by his numeropus contributions to the subject.
He belongs to an age that is responsible for what we are doing today.
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Old 13th March 2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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This too has come as a surprise to me. I had found a number of articles written by JLH very informative. He is one of the first, no the first that I began reading, therefore this news is tinged with regret.

Thanks JLH.

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Old 13th March 2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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Sad to see him passing. Enjoyed very much his JLH1969 design.
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Old 13th March 2004, 04:00 PM   #5
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Sad indeed. His amp articles are just great. There was one particular tube amp project book he had written which is just out of this world.
Thank God for DIY audio.
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Old 13th March 2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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Default Sad news.

Very sad indeed!!!

I can't seem to find his web site. I know I have been there before but can't remember it's address.

Thoughts and prayers to all of JLH's family and friends,
Jay Meredith
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Old 13th March 2004, 11:25 PM   #7
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Sad news indeed.

One of the greats of this industry, never to be forgotten.

Aspen Amplifiers P/L (Australia)
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Old 14th March 2004, 07:19 AM   #8
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I also learnt my electronics from reading John Linsley Hood's articles and pouring over his circuit diagrams.

His subjective and open minded approach to design has I believe, stood me in good stead. I also notice that others posting here are still employing some of these ideas in their circuits and producing great sounding amplifiers.

It is also worth remembering that John Linsley Hood has left us a legacy of some great sounding amplifiers all of which were designed in his spare time.

He gave us his designs for free and wrote a some excellent books.

A true DIY giant who will me sadly missed but remembered very well.

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Old 14th March 2004, 11:09 AM   #9
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Sad news indeed,

A gifted individual without peer.

I would be surprised if Electronics World do not pay tribute .

Ian Mackenzie
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Old 14th March 2004, 11:17 AM   #10
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Very sad news.....

I hope there will more like him.
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