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 the Leben & Harbeth’s. I’ve never regretted it. The strength of the Harbeth loudspeakers is their natural, nuanced, and emotive […]

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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 features some terrific playing by Bill Evans, with Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums, which would end up […]

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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 let it warm up for a while, pour a glass of nice French wine, and then listen to The Girl […]

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Jul 292016
Some more listening impressions of the Duelund DCA16GA on the A5 VOTT Project loudspeakers!

It’s been really busy lately for yours truly, but tonight I’m relaxing for a little bit, and listening to a little jazz over my vintage Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers project, which at the moment is playing my Analogue Productions test pressing of Chet Baker’s Chet. I probably shouldn’t say this, as it drives prices up, but the Analogue Productions test pressings are ridiculously good, and I absolutely love the one I have of Chet Baker’s […]

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Jul 292016
In Memory of Jack Day - Godspeed Dad!

I would like to thank John Butterfield (third from the left), Art King (third from the right), and the Kennewick, Washington, Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for performing a memorial service for my Dad, Jack Day. Both Mom & I deeply appreciate everything you have done. As some of you know, my Dad passed away at age 92 on December 5th, and was then cremated shortly after. It seems like a long time after Dad’s […]

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Jul 202016
The Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA has arrived!

The Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA has arrived at Jeff’s Place! If you’ve been following this developing story, you know how excited I am about the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA wire from Frederik Carøe in Denmark. “Why?” you ask. I’m glad you asked, so let me give you a brief recap of events up until now to help explain why I am excited about the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA. It all started with Yazaki-san sending me some vintage Western Electric WE16GA wire […]

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Jul 172016
Jeff checking in ... 2 tips, DCA16GA update, Bumblebees & Red Astrons, and the A5 VOTTs!

It’s been a crazy busy time for yours truly, with travel, work, looking after my 91-year young Mom, getting ready for some memorial services for my Dad, keeping up here at Jeff’s Place, and the like. Sometimes 24 hours in a day seems woefully insufficient. But I wanted to check in and say, “Hi!” and tell you what’s going on, share a few tips with you, and tell you what’s coming up. First I have […]

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Jul 082016
Frederik Carøe DCA16GA update x 2!

I’ve been traveling in England the last couple weeks and got home last night at 1 a.m., and am now trying to get caught back up on everything, including some sleep and some music listening. I was on a tour with Rick Steves’ Europe that was a lot of fun. Rick is a cultural treasure here in Washington State where I live, and you can see his escapades around the world on his television program […]

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Jun 292016
The Jupiter Condenser 'Red Astron' Capacitors in the MX110Z!

I had intended to spend quite a lot more time listening to the gorgeous sounding vintage Sprague Bumblebee 0.22uF capacitors in the C93 & C95 and C94 & C96 positions of my MX110Z to establish a ‘baseline’ before trying any more capacitors. The Bumblebee’s are my favorites of all the capacitors I’ve tried in those positions for the MX110Z for their extraordinary combination of sheer musical prowess and great sonics. The Bumblebee’s are smooth, rich, warm, and colorful, they also have […]

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Jun 182016
Today's Fresh Catch: Red "Astron" Style Capacitors from Jupiter Condenser

I have really been having a lot of fun listening to various capacitors in my vintage McIntosh MX110Z tuner-preamplifier. At the moment the vintage Sprague Bumblebees are at the top of my list for capacitors in the C93 & C95 and C94 & C96 positions for my MX110Z for their sheer musical prowess. The half a century old Bumblebees have a ravishingly beautiful combination of sonics & musicality that no modern capacitor has been able to match in my MX110Z capacitor […]

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