Aug 092018
 
Jeff checking in ... what's coming up!

It’s been an incredibly hectic week on all fronts, and I feel like I’ve been sprinting to keep up! I’ve been writing up my listening impressions for the Positive Feedback review of the new Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III phonograph cartridge from Peter Ledermann, and you should see that review published in the next week or […]

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Aug 032018
 
Today's Fresh Catch: Fender '65 Princeton Reverb

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’ve been using a Henriksen Jazz Amp, but I decided to order a Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb vacuum tube guitar amp from Sweetwater to use with my Collings Eastside LC Deluxe jazz guitar. The Henriksen is a nice sounding solid-state guitar amp for jazz, but I’ve been wanting to get […]

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Jul 312018
 
For sale: Vintage McIntosh MC225 (sold) and MC240 (sold)!

I’ve been agonizing about whether to do it or not, but I’ve decided to put my vintage McIntosh MC225 and vintage McIntosh MC240 stereo power amplifiers up for sale, as they’re not seeing much use of late. I hate to leave such wonderful vintage McIntosh amplifiers sitting around when they could be making beautiful music […]

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Jul 292018
 
Jeff checking in ... Soundsmith, Spec, Acoustic Revive, Still Audio, First Watt, and Fender!

I’m working on Part 2 of my Soundsmith review series for Positive Feedback right now, the Zephyr Mk III phonograph cartridge, and hope to have it published in the next few weeks. In my Part 1 Soundsmith review for Positive Feedback I reviewed the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge (HERE). I found the Carmen Mk II to […]

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Jul 262018
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The Collings Eastside LC Archtop Guitar

I’ve always loved jazz guitar. One of the highlights in my life was being able to study with the extraordinary jazz guitarist, John La Chapelle (above left), who was Larry Coryell’s guitar teacher when he was a youngster and introduced him to jazz, and the two maintained their friendship over the years. Jazz guitar is […]

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Jul 142018
 
First Impressions: The Still Audio EL84 Integrated Amplifier!

I’ve been wanting to write a “First Impressions” update about the Still Audio EL84 integrated amplifier for a while now, but life has been busier than anticipated, so I’m a little behind writing-wise. Many of you know of my affection for EL84 amplifiers, and I’ve been very impressed with the performance of the different ones […]

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Jul 132018
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The New Acoustic Revive Absolute Power Cords, Absolute RCA FM Interconnects, and PC-TripleC/EX Headshell Leads! (Now updated with USD pricing)

Today’s Fresh Catch are the exotic new Acoustic Revive Absolute Power Cords, RCA Absolute FM Interconnects, and PC-TripleC/EX Headshell Leads. I always get excited when new Acoustic Revive products arrive from Mr. Ken Ishiguro (Acoustic Revive) via Mr. Yoshi Hontani (Muson Project, Exporter), as Acoustic Revive products always have an extreme level of quality materials, technical ingenuity, a  […]

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Jul 082018
 
Sneak Peek: The First Watt SIT-3 Stereo Amplifier Review for Positive Feedback!

I am hard at work writing up my listening impressions for the First Watt SIT-3 stereo power amplifier review for Positive Feedback, which I hope to have completed in the next few weeks or so. Until the review is published, I thought you would enjoy a “sneak peek” into the upcoming review – enjoy! ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ […]

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