Jun 162018
Jeff checking in ... Soundsmith Carmen Mk II, First Watt SIT-3, Still Audio EL84, Spec RSP-AZ9EX, and vintage kit!

I was hoping to get the Positive Feedback review of the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge finished up this weekend, but it’s looking like it is going to be next weekend instead – it’s turned out to be a busy weekend! Also, something very interesting happened during the review of the Carmen Mk II – in a […]

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Jun 142018
Today's Fresh Catch: The Still Audio EL84 Integrated Amplifier!

As you know, I’m a big fan of EL84 integrated amplifiers, as they provide a live-like musicality that always seems to thrill me! So when Mark Still contacted me about writing up his hand-crafted Still Audio EL84 integrated amplifier here at Jeff’s Place and for Positive Feedback, I was happy to say “Yes!”. Adding to […]

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Jun 142018
Today's Fresh Catch: Custom Spec RSP-AZ9EX Real Sound Processors for the Vintage Altec 832A Corona by Yazaki-san!

It is always such a pleasure to hear from Yazaki-san, he is such a gracious and kind gentleman, and he has more good audio ideas in a day than most of us do in a year! I have a fascinating multi-part story of serendipity and intrigue to relate to you about Today’s Fresh Catch, the Spec RSP-AZ9EX Real […]

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Jun 132018
Today's Fresh Catch: The Vintage Fisher SA-100 Stereo Amplifier

Ron has a way of finding nice vintage audio treasures, and as a very talented tube tech Ron enjoys the process of freshening them up so they can be heard in all their glory. Ron brought along his latest project for the listening session with the First Watt SIT-3, the very interesting vintage Fisher SA-100 […]

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Jun 102018
Sneak Peek: Positive Feedback Review of the New Soundsmith Carmen Mk II Phonograph Cartridge!

I am hoping to finish up writing my Positive Feedback review of the new Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge next week, with the reviews of the Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III phonograph cartridge and MMP3 Mk II phono preamp to follow in separate articles in due time. I thought you would enjoy reading a little “sneak peek” […]

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Jun 062018
Breaking news! Bumblebee capacitors ride again - hooray!

After discussing this topic in a couple comments with capacitor guru Daryl Stahler, I wanted to follow up with a proper post to give this exciting news more visibility in case you didn’t read it in the comments. To reiterate what I said in my comment: I want to let you know some more interesting […]

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Jun 062018
Traveling in England and Wales!

I had a really nice visit to England and Wales over the last couple of weeks, and just got back. If you were wondering why I was slower than usual answering comments and emails, that’s why, and I still might be a little slow catching up on answering email and messages as I’m really jet-lagged! If I […]

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