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My condolences. I've spoken with and received valuable help from John in the past. He was always friendly and extremely helpful. I have a 250/250 amp that I modified heavily. The traces on one channel's circuit board were damaged from the previous owner. I called John, spoke for some time about my modifications, which he appreciated. He told me he had some spare unstuffed boards available and sent me two. He actually offered to provide stuffed boards, but I said it wasn't necessary.
He was nice to me and Engineer to Engineer, he appreciated the upgrades I made to the amp.
He will be missed.
Sad news. I had several of John Bedini's products back in the day (6677 preamp, 100/100 1 Meg amp) and still have one of his 200 wpc diode-emitter amps in a closet waiting for the right project.
Lots of controversy about his later "free energy" claims later in his career but the man could really design an amplifier. I remember at an early Chicago CES he was demonstrating one of his amps by arc-welding with the output!
I go by Hayden ID several times a year and always meant to stop in and introduce myself. Sadly, I waited too long. I didn't know John had a twin brother. I hope they both rest in peace.
I knew John back in the day when I consulted for a couple of audio companies. They built great stuff and it sounded very musical. I remember at CES one speaker designer I worked with telling me that the newer amps didn't sound as good as the Bedini's. But, his dealers had the "other" amps so he used those at the CES shows. I like John, he had a good sense of humor and believed in what he heard, and wasn't afraid to speak up and tell folks about it, no matter how weird it was. I am pretty sure he was the first one to raise speaker cables off the floor and demonstrated how they affected the sound at the CES booth. We came to the conclusion that the steel in the concrete floor affected the current in the wire but neither of us had a clear cut theory on the electrical reasoning behind it. It was very repeatable, though and everyone there could hear it. It wasn't a huge difference but it was consistent. One year he used 20 gauge solid wire as speaker wire. Everyone thought he was nuts; I just smiled as he had some great sound in that booth and you can't argue with good sound.