Jan 272015
Today's Fresh Catch: The SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier from Japan! Update!

Today’s Fresh Catch is the SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier from Japan – it is a beauty!   I picked up the SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier from FedEx on my way home from the laboratory last night, and was immediately impressed upon unpacking it. For one thing, the packaging was absolutely superb, being nicely double boxed, with foam inserts that held it in place in a protective ‘clam shell’ arrangement, with the amplifier being wrapped […]

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Jan 252015
A jazzy Sunday morning at Jeff's Place: Peterson and Ellington

Weekends are when I catch up on Jeff’s Place, do a little hi-fi writing, and get in a little more music listening than I can on weekdays. This Sunday morning it’s a jazz fix of Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington, along with some fresh coffee and Eggs Benedict for breakfast. (By the way, nearly all of the music discussed at Jeff’s Place is music I’ve purchased, and none of it is provided by record companies for review.) […]

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Jan 192015
'The Vintage McIntosh Experience' is Live at Positive Feedback Online and There Will Be Some Coming Updates

‘The Vintage McIntosh Experience’ is now live at Positive Feedback Online! You can read it here. In the text below I’ll be adding a couple of additional comments that didn’t appear in the original article at Positive Feedback Online.I’ll try to make the additions clearly visible so you don’t have to look too hard for them. It might take me a while to get it all done so check back as you have time. The […]

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Jan 162015
Jeff Checking In: Music, McIntosh, The Garrard Project 2015

It’s been a crazy & busy holiday season for me, but now things are starting to settle down a bit. Yours truly came down with the flu this week, so while nursing myself back to health I’ve had plenty of time to think about all things hi-fi, and wanted to give you a little bit of an update about what’s going on here at Jeff’s Place. Let’s start with the music: I’m a big fan […]

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Jan 032015
Mark Coles Checking In: Save Money In January

  Mark Coles just checked in to tell me that if you want to save some money on his Sablon Audio line of products, that January is the time to do it: Hi Jeff, Happy new year to you, I hope you have some great hifi adventures ahead of you this coming year! Given that January is such a dull month, I thought I’d run a sales promotion – the first of its type ever […]

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Dec 192014
Positive Feedback Online Writers Choice Awards for 2014!

The complete Positive Feedback Online Writers Choice Awards for 2014 just went live a little bit ago here. My contributions to the awards are below. Jeff Day’s Awards for 2014 It is always an exciting time of year when the Annual Positive Feedback Online’s Writers’ Choice Awards roll around, because I get to tell you about my favorite audio experiences of 2014. It’s always a tough assignment for me, because ye olde beloved Editors of Positive […]

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Dec 192014
Today's Fresh Catch: McIntosh by Ken Kessler

I just bought a copy of Ken Kessler’s McIntosh history book direct from McIntosh for $150 USD. It is a big, beautifully done, coffee table style book written by Ken Kessler in 2006. There’s lots of good content for Mac fans including chapters about McIntosh’s roots, vacuum tube designs, the use of McIntosh in live & recorded music production, and lots of other interesting topics. McIntosh started as a company in 1949 … The photography in […]

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Dec 172014
The Acoustic Revive Chronicles: The Eleventh House!

Yoshi San had some late breaking information to share with me about some advanced materials that are incorporated into the PC-TripleC interconnects for noise suppression, that I wasn’t able to include in the article for Positive Feedback Online, but I have included below. Enjoy! The Acoustic Revive Chronicles: The Eleventh House! By Jeff Day As many of you know – and as the title reference to “The Acoustic Revive Chronicles” suggests – over the years […]

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Dec 132014
Frank Rodgers Checking In: State of the Duelund-WRSE System Report

It’s always a treat to hear from Frank, and Frank’s system is looking awesome! Hi Jeff,  The Tannoy/Duelund story has been quiet so I thought it was time to bring you my new and perhaps final musical experience resting place. A few weeks ago you reported on “Howard Checking in from the U.K.” about his Tannoy/Duelund “Sound is Sublime,” I can echo Howard and your Duelund Silver Autotransformer musical observations and joyous experience. Which brings me […]

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