Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Doc Hoyer


Audio lost another of its treasures last week when Dennis R. Hoyer passed away in Milwaukee.  If you had a vintage transformer that needed help, Doc was the person to call.  On a recent trip to Milwaukee where I grew up I had the chance to visit his lab as 60+ years of his work was being dismantled.  As I was admiring his winder his cousin Damian put his license plate from 1980 in my hand and suddenly I got all choked up and truly knew who Dennis was.  


His files are a Who's Who of tube audio history



His winder was CNC controlled and built by him





I can't imagine driving around Milwaukee as a teenager seeing that bright yellow TESLA on the back of a Ford station wagon and not realizing I was behind someone truly ahead of his time.




2 comments:

  1. That was awesome! What a great tribute and memory to those who knew and appreciated his brilliance. "Tesla" lives on.

    Thank you so very much,
    Damian and Kathy

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