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Help please, looking to pair up single John Hogan amplifier

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Posted on January 14, 2020 at 03:16:10
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Hello everyone, I was able to come across a single John Hogan mono amplifier
(6sn7- VT 52 combo) and if possible pair it up, if not maybe purchase some of his other wonderful stereo types. Thank you

 

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RE: Help please, looking to pair up single John Hogan amplifier , posted on January 14, 2020 at 05:48:48
rogerh113
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https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649574046-john-hogan-set-vt52-monoblock-dht-amplifier/

 

RE: Help please, looking to pair up single John Hogan amplifier , posted on January 14, 2020 at 11:18:22
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Thank you for your response , That is the amplifier that I just purchased from Oliver

 

Your best bet may be to have someone build you a matching amp., posted on January 14, 2020 at 13:35:25
viridian
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Though I doubt that it will happen for $250.

 

RE: Help please, looking to pair up single John Hogan amplifier , posted on January 19, 2020 at 15:51:02
njjohn
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I just happen to see the set asylum in my saved places and checking to see if were any recent John Hogan posts. It's been over 10 years since he passed away.

I think I remember those VT-52 monos, pretty impressive. I think they were sold as soon as they were built, and I thought they went out west. Because of all the factors involved I was not able to get them.

I'm still enjoying my Hogan amps. I have quite a few of them.

 

schematics, posted on January 20, 2020 at 05:11:26
RayP
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I remember John's amps at the meets in Elkton MD. Did you ever come up with schematics of his amps?

ray

 

RE: schematics, posted on January 20, 2020 at 05:40:54
njjohn
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Hi Ray, No, I was close to John, frequently visiting him and met his wife on numerous occasions. But they had been together a long time and she was greatly affected by his death, that I left the situation alone.

 

schematics, posted on January 20, 2020 at 05:45:31
RayP
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Understood,

ray

 

RE: schematics, posted on January 20, 2020 at 09:07:17
njjohn
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Basically the formula was circuits off the internet, ac, and Webster opts from vintage organ amps.(sorry, I am such a nontechnical person).

 

RE: schematics, posted on January 27, 2020 at 06:33:41
GEO
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Where have you been? How is life?

 

RE: schematics, posted on February 10, 2020 at 17:17:11
njjohn
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Hi, Life is good, blessed as they say.

I'm not really an audiophile anymore, if I ever was considered one. Basically because I'm not discriminating different things like I did in the past, so that skill is basically gone, lol.

But I'm thankful for having been involved in it, because I'm still enjoying music through my John Hogan SET amps. But I'm not discriminating much between the different configurations like I did in the past.

But I do have some wonderful memories:

John Hogan was fairly eccentric who became so consumed with building amps to my delight. He was really talented in any of the technical domains that he had been involved in.

The best speakers I ever heard were a pair of Western Electrics owned by a member of this forum. He paired them with a Jeff Korneff 45 amp and the vocalists sounded like they were in the room.

There were two types of Webster opts, one a bit better than the other. What attracted me was that the sound was the closest to the music I heard in the best NYC jazz clubs like Fat Tuesdays and Blue Note.

Between the vintage webster opts and the vintage WE speakers, I thought of the idea that there is lost knowledge in audio. Somethings might be lost in the constant refinement of audio stuff.

The aural matrix is real and I heard something beyond that which I called the audio terrain, if I remember correctly, but I was never able to get there again after I changed the equipment in that small room. The speakers were ar's and the amp was John's first 300b (tubes were more dimensional too), which I still have and the cd player had some dimensionality to it. Don't remember if I was stoned or not, lol

Anyway I enjoyed this forum but sometimes looking at it nowadays, it seems so involved in the technical. But thanks for this invitation.







 

RE: schematics, posted on March 10, 2020 at 09:20:04
PakProtector
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I suspect they were all different. I seem to remember one with a 26 running in the front end, as well as 65/76's and 6SN7's...power tubes from 45's to 300B's...not sure if the 845 amp was Webster based, but John was the only guy I have seen who took a misbehaving 845 from its socket, smacked it with his hand and returned it to its socket where it lit up and played...LOL

Given my penchant for PP amps, I made it a bit too easy on you folks who brought little SE ones with the big EV speakers I usually brought to the Library in Elkton...:) they were quite efficient.
cheers,
Douglas

Friend, I would not hurt thee for the world...but thou art standing where I am about to shoot.

 

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