Jan 202018
 
100 Men and a Girl ...

In the coming months, we’re going to be building crossovers using the new Duelund Coherent Audio tinned-copper components for the custom Altec Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers that were built for Mr. Stokowski, nearly six decades ago now. In preparation for the upcoming project I’ve been doing some background “research” on Mr. Stokowski, and I have been […]

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Jan 142018
 
"I said it must be Sunday 'cause ev'rybody's tellin' the truth ..."

I am sitting here pondering my Altec A5 & A7 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers, and am reminded of the lyrics from Phoebe Snow’s song It Must Be Sunday, “I said it must be Sunday ’cause ev’rybody’s tellin’ the truth …”. Here’s some useful Altec truths that don’t get talked about enough. Truth #1 – Vintage Altec’s […]

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Jan 082018
 
The full review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 is now live at Positive Feedback!

The full review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 is now live at Positive Feedback HERE. I was just telling the editors at Positive Feedback, Dave and David, that I found it particularly satisfying to tell our readers about Audio MusiKraft and their great idea of developing the tunable Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge, and […]

 Posted by at 6:01 am
Jan 042018
 
Preview of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 review for Positive Feedback!

I’m working hard on my review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 for Positive Feedback, and I thought you would enjoy a preview. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ The “Tunable” Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phonograph Cartridge Audio MusiKraft was founded by Guy Pelletier in 2016 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, and consists of “a small core of experienced craftsmen and devoted music […]

 Posted by at 10:41 am
Jan 032018
 
Announcing the Duelund Coherent Audio & Stokowski Altec A7 Project for 2018!

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce the Duelund Coherent Audio – Stokowski Altec A7 Project for 2018! This exciting project will showcase the Duelund Coherent Audio tinned-copper components, and will be a world first for a crossover constructed of tinned-copper components. As you know, I have been extremely impressed with the prototype tinned-copper […]

 Posted by at 9:50 am
Dec 252017
 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! The snow is really coming down right now, so it’s a classic White Christmas here in Washington State. I’m bringing my Mom over to share Christmas with, have a nice Christmas dinner together, sip a hot toddy, and listen to some jazz! For me it’s not only […]

 Posted by at 10:09 am
Dec 172017
 
Seventh Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge! Update.

In my “sixth tune” report on the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge I reported to you my adventure with the oil treated Jatoba tonewood inserts (above). I’ve mentioned before what a dramatic difference a complementary set of headshell leads makes to the overall voicing and performance of a cartridge, which can easily be as great […]

 Posted by at 12:45 pm
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 […]

 Posted by at 7:46 am
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 […]

 Posted by at 1:28 pm