Jan 202014
 
Jim Smith Checking In: The Duelund-Canterbury Crossover Project

Jim Smith just checked in and told me he’s now finished with building and installing the Duelund external crossovers for his Tannoy Canterbury loudspeakers. Jim told me his “Canterburys are singing like never before.” Below is a photo of Jim’s audio system just before installing the Duelund external crossovers. Man, this is so awesome, Jim! Here’s what the stock low-frequency crossover board in the Tannoy Canterbury looks like: Here’s what the stock Tannoy Canterbury high-frequency [...]

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Jan 192014
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The Soundcoat Company

A while back I made a post about The Soundcoat Company who has been providing specialized noise control solutions for aerospace, medical, and industrial applications since 1963. Steven Klein at Sounds of Silence had told me about how effective their GPDS damping sheets were when he applied the .070 GPDS vibration damping material to strategic locations within the chassis and external power supply of the New Valve Order SPA II phono equalizer. (In the photo below you can see the New [...]

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Jan 052014
 
Winter, Duelund, and Vintage Crown Jewels!

It’s officially Winter in North America, with snow and cold temperatures the norm, particularly in the Northeast! Fellow Duelund-WRSE Project adventurer, Frank, just sent me a couple of chilly looking photos. The first is the view from Frank’s listening room (below) … … and the second is looking out from his loft over the fishing shacks on the frozen water (below). Brrr! It is beautiful with all of that snow, but it sure seems like [...]

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Dec 282013
 
2013 in Review, Secret Insights, and a Look Behind the Veil of 2014!

The end of 2013 is arriving rapidly and 2014 will be on us in no time! I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 2013’s notable moments and to take a look behind the veil of 2014 to see what might be waiting. First up are those treasures that I wrote about for Positive Feedback Online in 2013: Positive Feedback Online Award Winner – ASR Emitter II Exclusive Version Blue Amplifier [...]

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Dec 252013
 
The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 5 – Listening and Conclusions!

It’s Christmas morning here in the Americas. I’ve got a fire burning in the fireplace, a hot cup of good coffee in my hand, and I’ve got Northwest Public Radio playing a lot of really great Christmas themed material today through my vintage McIntosh MX110Z’s vacuum tube tuner. Heaven. At the moment NPR is playing an interview with 86 year-old guitarist Harold Bradley, one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of recording. The interview [...]

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Dec 152013
 
The 10th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2013 - The Best of the Best!

For the complete 10th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2013 click here. As an excerpt, here’s my Awards for 2013: It is time once again for the Annual Positive Feedback Online’s Writers’ Choice Awards, which means that it is time once again for yours truly to sift through my past year of reviews and identify 3 items among those worthy contenders for awards. I very carefully vet each and every item I accept [...]

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Dec 132013
 
First Listening Impressions of the Silver Duelund CAST Capacitors - Wow!

The Duelund-Westminster Special Edition (SE) external crossover project was a rousing success, and you can read about its step-by-step progression by following the links in the Review Archives here … … or you can cut to the chase and read the final feature article I wrote about it for Positive Feedback Online here. For those of you who have been following the Duelund-Westminster Project’s evolution, you’ll want to know that there has been some terrifically exciting [...]

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Dec 072013
 
Duelund Silver CAST Capacitors are in the Duelund-WRSE Crossovers!

As I mentioned in the Today’s Fresh Catch post about the Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors (here), Frederik made up a pair of 6.8 uF Duelund CAST Silver capacitors (below) for me to give a listen to in the C1 position of the Duelund-Westminster Royal SE high-frequency crossover. As you can see in the photo of the Duelund-WRSE crossover below, all I have to do is loosen the binding post on the far left side, slide the [...]

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Dec 042013
 
Today's Fresh Catch: Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors!

As I mentioned in my Sneak Peek a little while back, Frederik Carøe, the founder of Duelund Coherent Audio, was building up a set of his exotic Duelund Coherent Audio CAST Silver Capacitors for me to try in the Duelund-Westminster Royal SE High-Frequency Crossover! Well, today they arrived – talk about an exciting development! I was excited to see the Duelund Silver CAST capacitors, and I pulled them out of their shipping box as soon as [...]

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