Dec 162017
 
Announcing my retirement ...

Most of you know that what I write about music and hifi here at Jeff’s Place (as well as Positive Feedback) produces no real income for me. In fact it’s just the opposite, it costs me a lot to write about many of the things I write about because they are personal purchases (Altec A5’s […]

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Dec 092017
 
Sixth Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge!

In my “fifth tune” report on the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge I reported to you my experiences with the lime tonewood inserts treated with beeswax & lemon oil (above). In this “sixth tune” report I want to tell you about my experiences with Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge using the oiled Jatoba tonewood […]

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Dec 032017
 
Take Two: Duelund Coherent Audio 0.01 uF Tinned-Copper Paper-In-Oil Bypass Capacitors! Update.

As I mentioned in my last post, I just got a note from Frederik Carøe that the first batch of the new Duelund Coherent Audio 0.01 uF tinned-copper paper-in-oil bypass capacitors are ready and will be arriving at Parts ConneXion this coming week. I was really impressed with the Duelund 0.01uF tinned-copper bypass capacitors’ performance on the 6.8uF Duelund […]

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Dec 032017
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The Luxman AS-4III Line Selector - Update.

My vintage MX110Z tuner preamplifier has two phono inputs, which is not enough to accomodate the three tonearms I have in play on my Thorens TD-124 and Classic 301. I’ve got the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 / Schick tonearm / Auditorium 23 SUT going into one phono input, and my Ortofon SPU Classic GM MkII stereo […]

 Posted by at 7:27 am
Dec 022017
 
Fifth Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge!

In my last report on the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge I did a photographic strip-tease of the Denon DL-103 as I dismantled it from its aluminum Audio MusiKraft shell with maple tonewood inserts … … and then reassembled it in its Audio MusiKraft aluminum shell with oiled black walnut tonewood inserts installed. In my […]

 Posted by at 1:53 pm
Dec 012017
 
The 14th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2017!

The 14th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2017 are now live here. Actually the Writers’ Choice Awards went live a few days ago but this is my first chance to tell you about it. Here’s a preview of my little contribution for 2017. You can read the fully story at the link. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ […]

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Nov 262017
 
Fourth Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge! Update.

When I left you in the “Third Tune” post, I had settled in on the maple “tonewood” inserts as having the tonality that was the most complementary to my main music listening system (below). The maple set of tuning inserts was the first of the four sets of tonewood tuning inserts that I thought portrayed […]

 Posted by at 12:56 pm
Nov 262017
 
Duelund Coherent Audio 0.01 uF Tinned-Copper Paper-In-Oil Bypass Capacitors

I just got a note from Frederik Carøe that the first batch of new Duelund Coherent Audio 0.01 uF tinned-copper paper-in-oil bypass capacitors are ready and will be arriving at Parts ConneXion this coming week. I’ve tried them in two applications so far and have been very impressed with the results. My first trial of […]

 Posted by at 6:13 am