May 152017

I just got back home from two weeks of travel with little to no internet & email access most of the time, so I’m way behind on addressing comments & writing blog posts, and I’m playing tag with jet lag.

I did get a chance to listen to a variety of live music performances of jazz, classical, folk, and opera (Madame Butterfly and Electra), while traveling, which was really nice.

There’s nothing like listening to live music for pure musical enjoyment, and as a reality check too, as there’s nothing that keeps you calibrated for hi-fi games like live music, so those concerts were a double treat!

I’ve actually lost track of how many concerts we attended during the last two weeks, as well as the almost daily musical experiences we had along the way, but it’s an awesome way to recharge one’s musical batteries!

If you haven’t heard from me yet on a comment you’ve made here at Jeff’s Place, it’s not because I forgot you, rather I’m just way behind, so I’ll be trying my best to get caught up over the next week or so.

The Sumile mounted to the Schick graphite headshell.

I also tried something new.

The Power Reference TripleC NCF AC power cord & the RPT-6 Absolute NCF Power Distributor with the RPT-4 Ultimate Power Distributor and Power Reference AC Power Cord.

Since I knew my ability to write would be severely limited, I used WordPress’s autopost feature while I was gone to post three new posts that I had written for you before I left.

Duelund DCA16GA tinned-copper conductors terminated with Duelund gold RCA’s.

I hope you enjoyed them!

I have news to tell you about a couple of exciting audio treats to come, so more about that in the near future!

Yazaki-san (center) with friends in Tokyo.

Important news! Yazaki-san turned 70 on April 25th, so please join me in wishing Yazaki-san a belated “Happy Birthday!”.


Happy Birthday, Yazaki-san!


I also have a guest article from Yazaki-san describing his life-long journey with the classic Marantz Model 7 preamplifier, which I’m really looking forward to sharing with you.

Yazaki-san’s vintage Marantz 7 preamplifier.

By the way, after Jeff’s Place got hacked, my email notifier for new posts quit working, and I was able just today to get it back up and running. Thanks to all for the feedback on it!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and may the tone be with you!

 Posted by at 2:16 am

  6 Responses to “Jeff checking in … I’m back!”

  1. Welcome back, hope to share some audio moments with you again soon.

  2. Welcome back Jeff, Looks like you had a great trip. Hope you will share more of your photographs from the trip and you’re right there is nothing better for the soul than good live music.

    • Thanks, Jack! This was a tough trip for photos of the performances, as a lot of the venues didn’t allow photos, like the National Theatre in Prague, or the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, but the performances were awesome!

      Kind regards,


  3. Welcome back Jeff!
    I hope you had a magical trip!

    I recently visited NYC and was lucky enough to catch Don Giovanni at the Met, Wadada Leo Smith at the Stone, and Stephane Wrembel at Barbes in Brooklyn. Music at its most pure form!

    Cheers to all

    • Howdy Dan,

      Many thanks, it was a nice trip with a lot of good music!

      Sounds like you’ve been getting in some great performances as well!

      All the best,


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