Oct 202018
 
Preview: Yazaki-san will be telling us all about his experiences hot-rodding the Marantz Model 7 Replica for Roy-san!

It’s always fun to hear from Yazaki-san, and he is staying as busy as ever with audio adventures! In an email I just received from Yazaki-san he told me about how nicely a hot-rodded version of the Marantz Model 7 Replica turned out for Roy-san, and to complement his series “A Guest Article from Mr. Shirokazu […]

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Oct 172018
 
Adventures in Real Sound with Yazaki-san: Alan-san's GEC PX25 monaural SET's!

In a special mid-week treat for you, it is with great delight that I welcome back Shirokazu Yazaki to the pages of Jeff’s Place to tell us about his latest adventure in Real Sound with his good friend Alan-san! Welcome back Yazaki-san, and thank you for sharing your latest adventure in Real Sound with us – I loved reading about […]

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Oct 142018
 
Preview of my 2018 Writer's Choice Awards for Positive Feedback!

2018 Writer’s Choice Awards for Positive Feedback! I’ve turned in my Writer’s Choice Awards for 2018 to Dave and David at Positive Feedback, so you’ll be hearing more about that shortly as they’re published. Here’s a little preview excerpt: “When I receive the message from Editors Dave and David that it is once again time for Positive […]

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Oct 142018
 
Jeff checking in ... the Duelund-Altec Project and other stuff!

First of all I want to thank you for being patient with me. As some of you know, my Mom, almost 94 years of age now, has been going through some rough times health-wise. Getting her to and from doctors, hospitals, trying to help her out generally, and spending quality time with her has been […]

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Oct 112018
 
The Duelund-Altec Project: Breadboarding the Duelund CAST Sn-Cu Crossovers!

Originally I had planned on building external crossovers for the vintage Stokowski Altec’s on the beautifully made Hammond HWCHAS Series Heavy Duty Walnut Chassis With Aluminum Top (HERE). I thought the Hammond’s aluminum top plate painted in Altec green like the 511-B horns would make for an attractive nod to Altec tradition. However, the large […]

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Oct 082018
 
The Duelund CAST Carbon/Sn-Cu Resistor: The "Jeffistor" makes its debut!

I really want to thank Frederik Carøe for being so generous as to indulge a resistor idea of mine, and then going way beyond what I imagined to handcraft a truly amazing resistor, which Frederik has humorously dubbed the “Jeffistor”. The idea behind this resistor was a result of my listening impressions while doing trials with […]

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Oct 052018
 
The Duelund CAST Sn-Cu Capacitor: The World’s Finest Capacitor!

The Duelund-Altec Project is a world’s first for crossovers built exclusively using the new Duelund CAST tinned-copper (Sn-Cu) components (below), and these particular crossovers are currently the only crossovers of their kind in existence, at least for a while, until others start building their own crossovers with the new Duelund CAST Sn-Cu components. In the […]

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Oct 042018
 
The Duelund CAST Sn-Cu Air Core Inductor: A Breath of Fresh Air for Low Frequencies!

I thought I’d follow the same basic progression for introducing the Duelund-Altec Project to you as I did for the Duelund-Westminster Project, where I discussed each Duelund CAST component in detail, then detailed each step as I breadboarded the crossovers, modified the loudspeakers, and then constructed the final version of the crossovers, followed by updates […]

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