Sep 262016
The Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre Project - Wow!

I’m excited by what I’m hearing from my Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers. I’ve made a few modifications to the crossovers I’m building, and to the wiring from the crossovers to the drivers, that really are working great together. I still have a few experiments I want to try with the crossovers, but I feel like I’m […]

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Sep 232016
Today's Fresh Catch: Duelund, Duelund, Duelund, and more Duelund!

I really like the musicality & sonics of the 2-meter DCA16GA interconnects I made (with Switchcraft 3502AAU RCA’s) to go from my vintage McIntosh MX110Z tuner-preamp to my vintage McIntosh MC30 monaural amplifiers. I described them like this: “The overall presentation is warmish, beautifully musical, a little bit dark, but with a surprising amount of transparency […]

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Sep 182016
A5 VOTT Project, Western Electric WE16GA, Belden 8402, Duelund DCA16GA, Red Astron, and a Woody SPU! Update.

Last week was a rough week, so it was especially sweet to relax on Saturday, and work through some listening tests with the A5 Voice of the Theatre Project, Western Electric WE16GA wire, Belden 8402 microphone cable interconnects, Duelund DCA16GA wire, Jupiter Condenser Red Astron capacitors, and the Woody SPU tonearm. The Pete Riggle Audio Engineering Woody SPU Tonearm: I’ll start with a […]

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Sep 052016
Duelund DCA16GA on the Altec 16 Ohm 515B Alnico drivers in the 825B bass horns, and now with a little 1005B 10-cell horns & 288C Alnico high-frequency compression drivers action thrown in.

After writing my last post, I got all excited about wiring up my A5 VOTT’s Altec 16 Ohm 515B Alnico drivers in the 825B bass horns with Duelund DCA16GA wire. First I removed the backs of the Altec 825B bass horns so I could get at the 16 Ohm 515B Alnico drivers, and then removed the vintage […]

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Sep 052016
Jeff checking in ... Altec's, Duelund DCA16GA, a Woody SPU tonearm, and a look ahead!

It sure was fun to go to Matt’s and Milagros’ wedding at Mount Vernon, and to visit with all the family and friends that attended. They sure are a fantastic group of people, and it makes me thankful and proud that I can call them ‘family’. Now I’ve got a few things to tell all […]

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Sep 052016
Milagros' and Matthew's Wedding at Mount Vernon - Congratulations!

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend visiting with family at my nephew Matt’s wedding held at Mount Vernon, near Alexandria, Virginia. In the photo above, left to right, is Milagros, Matt’s lovely new wife, then Matt my nephew, the priest, my awesome sister-in-law JoAnne, my nephew, Chris, Chris’ lovely daughter, Chloe, and his charming wife, Joanna. […]

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Aug 272016
A little Duelund DCA16GA & Belden 8402 for my Leben CS600 & Harbeth Super HL5 system. Yeah!

Back 10 years ago now when I first tried the combination of the Leben CS600 integrated amplifier (and RS-30EQ phono stage) with my Harbeth Super HL5 loudspeakers, I was so impressed with the immense musicality of their combined performance that I sold the much more expensive reference system I had at the time, and replaced it with […]

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Aug 132016
Jeff checking in ... jazz albums, Duelund DCA16GA, and other stuff. Update.

I’ve picked up some new albums from Acoustic Sounds that I think you jazz cats will enjoy. First up is the 45 RPM Bill Evans Paris Concert Edition 1 from the Original Recordings Group (ORG), which was recorded live at L’espace Cardin in Paris, France, November 1979, about 10 months before Bill’s death in September 1980. The album […]

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Aug 062016
Jeff checking in ... Duelund DCA16GA, 'Vintage Tone', and other stuff! Updates.

It’s always good to get home and fire up the stereo after being off on a long week of work travel. The first thing I did after getting home from a long day of flying was to plug in my vintage McIntosh vacuum tube electronics and vintage Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers based system to […]

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