Aug 312014
 
The Third Annual ANVIL Award Celebration!

Labor Day weekend here in the States signals the greatly anticipated arrival of the annual ANVIL Award gathering put on by those inveterate audio statesmen, Stephaen Harrell (6Moons) and Pete Riggle (Pete Riggle Audio Engineering). In the photo below, that’s Stephaen on the left, Pete on the right, and this year’s ANVIL awardee, ‘My Last Pair of Speakers’ Harry  Zweben, in the center. In case you’ve never heard of the the ANVIL Award, it’s the [...]

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Aug 292014
 
Other Stuff: Good food, good times, and Mauviel M'Heritage Copper M250C.

You might have noticed that the tagline on my Jeff’s Place blog is “Music, Hi-Fi, Fotografie, and Other Stuff”.  This post is about the ‘other stuff’. It’s a lot of fun to combine food and music, like I did recently when visiting Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie in Spokane, Washington, with Cindy, while taking in the nine-time Tony Award® winning musical, The Book of Mormon, at the Performing Arts Center. At Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie even the [...]

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Aug 222014
 
Upcoming Review Ideas: Vintage McIntosh, Leben, and Lenco. What do you think?

I’ve had a couple of ideas for reviews that I’ve been wanting to write up for Positive Feedback Online for a while now, but time just hasn’t allowed for it, as life has been incredibly busy both on the day job and on the personal front. Now there appears to be a little window of time ahead to do some focused writing, so I thought I’d tell you about my review ideas and see what [...]

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Aug 102014
 
Pido and Stephæn Visit Jeff's Place: Black Pearls and the Sign of Aquarius

It was a true pleasure to have my friends Stephæn Harrell (left) and Pete Riggle (right) stop by for a little hi-fi tomfoolery on Saturday. Stephæn brought by some tasty pizza from Greek Islands Cuisine, and we had a grand time sipping a little Pinot Noir from the Sonoma region of sunny California, along with  some Newcastle brown ale from not so sunny England. Good friends, good food, good drink, fun music, and hi-fi games: A winning recipe for ‘Life [...]

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Aug 032014
 
Fanfare for the Common Man: The RS Line of Duelund Capacitors

I just heard about the recently released line of Duelund RS capacitors, which I had totally missed because I was so engrossed in writing the Duelund-WRSE Project Part 2 article for Positive Feedback Online. I’ll try  to find out more about the recently released line of Duelund RS  capacitors from Frederik (a future interview perhaps?), but in the meantime check out this great capacitor comparison article at Humble Homemade HiFi in the Netherlands. Humble Homemade HiFi [...]

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Jul 312014
 
Pete's Place: Pete's got a sixteen inch Woody and a massive pair of B's

It’s always a real pleasure to visit the irrepressible Peter Pan of audio, Pete Riggle. It was a real bonus that Ron (below center left), Leo (not pictured), Stephaen (center right), Bill (lower right), and John (left) were there too, they’re my audio heroes one and all! Some of you may remember Bill from my 6Moons reviews: Bill is a blind piano tuner with perfect pitch. He knows what things should sound like, and he’s not [...]

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Jul 182014
 
The Duelund-WRSE Project, Part 2: Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors and Duelund CAST Silver & Copper Autotransformers – Listening Impressions

Here’s my listening impressions for the Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors and Duelund CAST Silver & Copper Autotransformers. I hope you enjoy it! Listening Impressions The Stock Westminster Royal SE Loudspeakers Let me repeat myself a little, with excerpts from the Part 1 article of the Duelund-WRSE Project, to put everything in context for the Part 2 changes to the high-frequency crossover: “… let’s take a little trip back in time to when I first wrote about the [...]

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Jul 182014
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The Jazz Messengers - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1

“Wow!” was my first reaction as the music began to pour out of my loudspeakers from the Music Matters 45-RPM reissue of the Blue Note hardbop jazz album The Jazz Messengers – At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 that was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, and mastered for this release by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. This wonderful recording of The Jazz Messengers (Art Blakey on drums, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor sax, [...]

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Jul 122014
 
The World of Music, The First American Edition (1963), and The Leopold Shakspere (circa 1870's)

If you read the post where David King checked in to tell us about the beautiful leather bound volume (below) of ‘The World of Music’ by Kjell Bloch Sandved, you know I was intrigued, and I ordered a copy of a later edition from a used book seller on Amazon (because I couldn’t find the same one David found). The version I ordered was the ‘First American Edition’ of 1963, and consisted of four volumes, each containing [...]

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