Dec 022016
♫♪ A 2016 Jeff Award for the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire! ♫♪

Kudos to Frederik Carøe of Duelund Coherent Audio, who developed the Duelund DCA16GA tinned-copper ‘tone wire’ that is a modern interpretation of the incredibly popular, but now extinct, vintage Western Electric WE16GA tinned-copper wire. I’ll tell you what, there’s been nothing in 2016 that was more highly anticipated by the readers (and me) here at Jeff’s Place, […]

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Dec 022016
♫♪ The 2016 Jeff Awards Are Coming! ♫♪

In 2015 I started what is intended to be the start of a new tradition for me, called the Jeff Awards, which are intended to recognize the most momentous events of musical & audio significance that happened here at Jeff’s Place during the year. The Jeff Awards can include hi-fi equipment from my Positive Feedback articles, or honorable mentions […]

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Nov 262016
It's cap swap Saturday! OMG, the prototype Duelund CAST Sn-Cu cap's are ... (updated x 2)

I got up this morning and drank an adequate amount of coffee to wash down a slice of Thanksgiving’s leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast, while listening to Jazz24 on the Stokowski A7 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers. Yazaki-san’s superb SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier is a perfect match to my Stokowski A7’s, giving a musical […]

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Nov 242016
Happy Thanksgiving! (and a 2016 retrospective)

Thanksgiving kicks off the Holiday Season in the States, and I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for, when reflecting back upon the past year, but it’s also been a tough year with the passing of my Dad, and due to some health crises for my Mom, […]

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Nov 202016
Duelund DCA16GA & Soft Annealed Silver Foil & Silk Interconnects on the WRSE's

I’ve found it’s always a good idea to try out equipment or cables with a range of other equipment to get an idea of how versatile it is in different systems. I’ve had really good success with the Duelund DCA16GA as speaker cables across a variety of very different loudspeakers, like my vintage Altec-Lansing A5 Voice […]

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Nov 192016
Why your hi-fi sucks or doesn't: Music, the brain, and emotion.

For many years I’ve been fascinated with what makes some home music systems so musically satisfying, and others not so much. It seems almost humorously non-controversial now, but back a decade ago or so when I started writing about my belief that a home music system’s ability to realistically portray the fundamental aspects of live music, like timbre, […]

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Nov 182016
Care & Cleaning of the Vintage McIntosh MX110Z Tuner-Preamplifier

Man, I love my vintage McIntosh MX110Z tuner-preamplifier, but lately the main volume control has become noisy, as have the little volume pots on the phono & auxiliary inputs. I had been dragging my feet on doing the needed maintenance, but when I watched the Care & Cleaning Of Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifiers & Amateur Radio […]

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Nov 182016
Yazaki-san checking in: A kindred spirit in Surabaya, Indonesia!

It is always a delight to hear from Yazaki-san as he travels the world pursuing audio adventures with kindred spirits, this time checking in from Surabaya, Indonesia, while visiting Handoko-san at his shop Mega Audio & Disc Collection. Thanks for sharing your audio adventures with us Yazaki-san! “Dedicate to Jeff-san, After pleasant business talk with […]

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Nov 152016
The 13th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2016!

The 13th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2016 are live here. There were lots of great nominees from me for this year, but only three winners! Please stop by Positive Feedback and check out all the winners from 2016, from me, and all the other Positive Feedback contributors. As always, thanks for stopping […]

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