Review Archives

 

As I was putting together a list of links for my review article archive I realized that it’s my 10 Year Anniversary writing about Hi-Fi! I started writing about Hi-Fi for 6Moons in 2003, then started writing for Positive Feedback in 2008 (whom I continue to write for), and then started my Jeff’s Place blog in 2010. It’s been a lot of fun writing for all of you! Cheers! :-)

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Up until now I haven’t attempted to create an archive of all the articles I’ve written, but I thought it would be a good resource for you, so here you go. It may take me a while to get caught up on all the links, as I’ve written quite a few articles.

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  6Moons

  1. 47 Laboratory OTA Cable Kit – September 2005
  2. 47 Laboratory  4723 MC Bee Shigaraki Phono Cartridge & Shigaraki 4718 Phono Stage – October 2005
  3. Almarro A205A EL84 Integrated Amplifier Preview – March 2004
  4. Almarro A205A EL84 Integrated Amplifier – May 2004
  5. Almarro A205A Mk II EL84 Integrated Amplifier – March 2006
  6. Atelier de Synergie Acoustique (ASA) Monitor Baby Loudspeakers – February 2007
  7. Acoustic Reproduction Technology (ART) Emotion Signature Loudspeakers – November 2007
  8. Auditorium 23 “Green” Speaker Cables & Step-Up Transformer for Denon 103 Phono Cartridge – April 2005
  9. Cardas Lightning 15 Digital Cable, Cardas Golden Reference Interconnects, Cardas Golden Reference Speaker Cables, Cardas SE 9 Speaker Cables, Cardas SE 9 Avantgarde Duo Wire Harness – February 2004
  10. DIY: RCA Shootout – March 2007
  11. DIY: White Lightening Moonshine Interconnects & Speaker Cables – September 2007
  12. DIY: Furutech G-320Ag-18 IEC and G-320Ag-18F8 Power Cables Versus White Lightening Moonshine Power Cords (Woods Yard Master Patio Cordsold by Wal-Mart) With Furutech FI-25 & FI-25M Rhodium-plated IEC Connectors & Furutech FI-11 & FI-11M Gold plated IEC Connectors – September 2007
  13. Fi 2A3 Mono Amplifiers by Don Garber – July 2004
  14. Fi 300B Mono Amplifiers by Don Garber – July 2007
  15. Fi Yph Phono Equalizer Don Garber – July 2005
  16. Garrard Project Part 1: Introduction – September 2004
  17. Garrard Project Part 2: The Plinth – May 2005
  18. Garrard Project Part 3: The Finale! – October 2006
  19. Harbeth Monitor 30 Loudspeakers – December 2003
  20. Harbeth Super HL5 Loudspeakers (Music Lovers Series) – February 2007
  21. KAB Speed Probe – February 2005
  22. Leben CS-600 Integrated Amplifier (Music Lovers Series) – February 2007
  23. Leben CS-660P Stereo Power Amplifier – May 2008
  24. Leben RS-28CX Full Function Preamplifier – February 2008
  25. Magnum Dynalab Triode Series MD-90T FM Tuner – November 2003
  26. Manley Labs Steelhead Phono Equalizer – February 2006
  27. Merrill Zigmahornet Loudspeakers – April 2007
  28. Michael Fremer’s 21st Century Vinyl Turntable Setup DVD – January 2007
  29. Miyabi 47 Phono Cartridge – September 2006
  30. Miyabi Standard Phono Cartridge – June 2006
  31. Music Lovers Series: Introduction – May 2006
  32. Music Lovers Series: Road Tour – Pitch Perfect Audio – October 2006
  33. Music Lovers Series: Computer Audio – MacBook, Hag USB, 47 Laboratory Shigaraki DAC – August 2007
  34. Naim 112 Preamplifier and NAP 150 Amplifier – December 2003
  35. Nirvana Transmission Digital Interface Cable – November 2004
  36. Omega Super 3 Single Driver Loudspeaker – December 2004
  37. Omega Super 3 XRS Single Driver Loudspeaker – August 2006
  38. Origin Live Silver Tonearm – February 2005
  39. Origin Live Silver Mk II Tonearm – November 2006
  40. Paschetto Analog Engineering 2008 Turntable – May 2007
  41. Pass Labs XA 30.5 Amplifier – February 2008
  42. Red Wine Audio Modified Olive Musica – January 2007
  43. Shindo Laboratory Monbrison Amplifier & Cortese Preamplifier – October 2007
  44. Shure SE530PTH Headphones – September 2007
  45. Sonic Impact T-Amp – September 2004
  46. Sonic Impact Son of T-Amp – October 2005
  47. SuperScope PSD 300 CD-R/RW Recorder-Player & Music Practice Tool – January 2005
  48. Tom Evans Audio Design (TEAD) Linear A Stereo Amplifier – August 2005
  49. Tom Evans Audio Design (TEAD) Groove + Phono Equalizer – April 2006
  50. Tom Evans Audio Design (TEAD) Vibe Lithos 7 Preamplifier & Pulse Power Supply – December 2005
  51. Wavelength GAS Junior – April 2004
  52. Yamamoto Sound Craft A-08 45 SET Amplifier – November 2004

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2 ASR Emitter

  Positive Feedback

  1. Mhdt Labs Paradisea + USB DAC – Issue 38
  2. Analysis Plus Guitar & iPod Cables – Issue 38
  3. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles Chapter 4: RPT-2 & RPT-4 Ultimate Power Distributors, Power Reference  AC Power Cords – Issue 39
  4. Get Better Sound by Jim Smith (a book review) – Issue  40
  5. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles Chapter 5: The REM-8 EMF Canceler – Issue 40
  6. Lavry Engineering Lavry Black DA 10 DAC – Issue 41
  7. Acoustic Revive RWL-3 Acoustic Conditioner, CB-1DB Receptacle Base Plate, the CFRP-1F Carbon Fiber Outlet Plate, and CS-F2 Outlet Stabilizer – Issue 42
  8. Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company RS-30EQ Phono Equalizer – Issue 43
  9. The Teaching Company: The Great Courses – Understanding the Fundamentals of Music – Issue 43
  10. Mhdt Labs Havana USB DAC – Issue 45
  11. Getting Top Performance From Your Digital Media: Shine Ola Optical Disc Cleaner, the Acoustic Revive RIO-5II Negative Ion Generator, and the Acoustic Revive RD-3 Disc Demagnetizer – Issue 45
  12. Lavardin Technologies Model IT Integrated Amplifier – Issue 46
  13. Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company RS-100 & RS-100U Line Preamplifiers – Issue 46
  14. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles Chapter 7: Custom Series Loudspeaker Stands, the RST-38 & TB-38 Quartz Under-Boards, and the RAF-48 Air Floating Board – Issue 47
  15. Tannoy Westminster Royal Special Edition Loudspeakers – Issue 49
  16. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles Chapter 8: Single Core Speaker Cables, Single Core RCA Interconnects, and the RCI-3 Cable Insulators – Issue 49
  17. Sablon Audio Robusto AC Power Cord – Issue 52 (November-December 2010)
  18. Jeff’s 7th Annual Positive Feedback Online’s Writers’ Choice Awards for 2010: Tannoy Westminster Royal SE Loudspeakers, Leben RS-30EQ Phono Equalizer, Acoustic Revive RST-38 & TB-38 Quartz Under-Boards, Acoustic Revive Single Core Speaker Cables – Issue 52 (November-December 2010)
  19. Sophia Electric Model 91-01 300B Mono Amplifiers – Issue 53 (January-February 2011)
  20. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles Chapter 9: The RAS-14 AC Power Conditioner and the USB-1.0SP USB Interconnect – Issue 55 (May-June 2011)
  21. Sablon Audio Panatela Interconnects – Issue 56 (July-August 2011)
  22. Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B Vacuum Tube – Issue 57 (September-October 2011)
  23. New Valve Order Audio SPA-II Phono Preamplifier – Issue 57 (September-October 2011)
  24. Jeff’s 8th Annual Positive Feedback Online’s Writers’ Choice Awards for 2011 – The Best of the Best!: Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B Vacuum Tubes, New Valve Order Audio SPA-II Phono Preamplifier, and Sablon Audio Panatela Interconnect – Issue 58 (November-December 2011)
  25. Get Better Sound by Jim Smith, Three DVD Equipment Set-Up Reference Set – Issue 59 (January-February 2012)
  26. Sablon Audio Gran Corona AC Power Cord – Issue 60 (March-April 2012)
  27. Sablon Audio Panatela Special Edition Component Speaker Cables – Issue 63 (September-October 2012)
  28. Tempo Electric Aurum Ag Big Twist Interconnects – Issue 63 (September-October 2012)
  29. Sophia Electric 300B Vacuum Tube Tasting: Royal Princess™ 300B, Princess™ Carbon Plate 300B, Princess™ Mesh Plate 300B, and Globe Mesh Plate 300B – Issue 64 (November-December 2012)
  30. Tannoy Kingdom Royal Loudspeaker – Issue 64 (November-December 2012)
  31. Jeff’s 9th Annual Positive Feedback Online’s Writers’ Choice Awards for 2012 – The Best of the Best!: Jim Smith’s Get Better Sound Three DVD Reference Set, Sablon Audio Panatela Special Edition Component Speaker Cables, and Tannoy’s Kingdom Royal Loudspeakers – Issue 64 (November-December 2012)
  32. ASR Emitter II Exclusive Version Blue Amplifier – Issue 66 (March-April 2013)
  33. ASR Basis Exclusive Phono Equalizer – Issue 67 (May-June 2013)
  34. Sablon Audio – The Corona Family of Power Cords: The Petit Corona, the Gran Corona, and the Quantum Gran Corona – Issue 68 (July-August 2013)
  35. The Acoustic Revive Chronicles, Chapter 10 – Issue 68 (July-August 2013)
  36. New Valve Order SPA one Phono Equalizer – Issue 69 (September-October 2013)
  37. The Duelund-Westminster Project is Live on Positive Feedback Online! – Issue 70, Part 1 & Part 2 (November-December 2013)
  38. The 10th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2013 – The Best of the Best! – Issue 70 (November-December 2013)

 

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  Westminster Royal   Jeff’s Place

  1. About Jeff’s Place
  2. Review System 1
  3. Review System 2
  4. Leben CS600/CS660P Vacuum Tube Settings Tables – March 2010
  5. Winning Combinations – May 2010
  6. A Simple Guide to Creating a Musically Satisfying Hi-Fi System – June 2010
  7. Leben CS-660P Alps Bypass – August 2010
  8. Listening Bias – October 2010
  9. So you want to be an audio reviewer? – May 2011
  10. DIY World-Class Interconnects for Peanuts: The Dark Matter IC – May 2011
  11. So you want to be an audio reviewer? How you get started. – June 2011
  12. Conflict of Interest Disclosure – August 2011
  13. Timbral Listening – August 2011
  14. A $10K ‘David’ Hi-Fi That Kicks Ass on $100K ‘Goliath’ Hi-Fi Systems – December 2011
  15. DIY: David King’s Tannoy Westminster Royal Modifications – March 2012
  16. DIY: Pambos Checking In From Cyprus: Tannoy Westminster Royal SE Crossover Upgrades – December 2012
  17. The Big History of Musicality – February 2013
  18. Through the Sound Barrier with Jim Smith – February 2013
  19. A Quest for the Third Order – March 2013

 

Duelund XO components 7

  The Duelund Westminster Royal Special Edition Crossover Project

  1. Frederik Carøe Checking in from Denmark – Duelund Components for Westminster Royal SE Crossover Project Are On The Way! – April 2013
  2. Duelund – WRSE Project: The Duelund Coherent Audio Components Arrive from Denmark! Shock and Awe! – April 2013
  3. The Duelund-WRSE Project: The Path Forward – April 2013
  4. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Duelund, Parts ConneXion, and Pambos – April 2013
  5. The Duelund Project: Canterbury Tales – April 2013
  6. The Duelund Coherent Audio CAST Capacitor: The World’s Finest Capacitor – April 2013
  7. The Duelund CAST Air Core Inductor: A Breath of Fresh Air for Low Frequencies! – April 2013
  8. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Breadboarding with Pete & Stephaen – May 2013
  9. Today’s Fresh Catch: The New Duelund Coherent Audio CAST Mylar 200uF Capacitor – May 2013 
  10. It’s going to be a Duelund sort of Day! – May 2013
  11. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Duelund Coherent Audio Silver / Carbon Resistors – May 2013
  12. The Duelund-WRSE Project: A Fine Friday with Pete & Stephaen – May 2013
  13. The Duelund-WRSE Project: First Listening Impressions of the Duelund Crossover – May 2013
  14. The Duelund-WRSE Project: A Stereo Pair for Sunday – May 2013
  15. The Duelund Westminster Royal SE Project: A Few Listening Notes & Next Steps – May 2013
  16. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Peavey Color Coded Microphone Tape – May 2013
  17. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Progress! – May 2013
  18. The Duelund-WRSE Project: The Crossover Isolation Stands are Finished! – May 2013
  19. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Sablon Audio Panatela WRSE Internal Wiring – Part 1 – June 2013
  20. The Duelund-WRSE Project: Sablon Audio Panatela WRSE Internal Wiring – Part 2 – June 2013
  21. The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 1 – Introduction – October 2013
  22. The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 2 – Breadboarding the Duelund Crossovers – October 2013
  23. The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 3 – The Final Design – November 2013
  24. The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 4 – Rewiring the WRSE Loudspeaker – November 2013
  25. The Duelund-Westminster Project is Live on Positive Feedback Online! – Issue 70, Part 1 & Part 2 (November-December 2013)
  26. Sneak Peek: The Making of Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors! – November 2013
  27. Today’s Fresh Catch: Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors! – December 2013
  28. Duelund Silver CAST Capacitors are in the Duelund-WRSE Crossovers! – December 2013
  29. First Listening Impressions of the Silver Duelund CAST Capacitors – Wow! – December 2013
  30. The Duelund-Westminster External Crossover Project: Part 5 – Listening and Conclusions! (includes a Silver CAST sneak peek) December 2013
  31. Breaking News: Duelund Silver CAST Autotransformers for Tannoys Are Almost Ready! – February 2014
  32. The Duelund CAST Silver Autotransformer! – March 2014
  33. Today’s Fresh Catch: Duelund CAST Copper & Silver Autotransformers – Updated – April 2014
  34. More About the Duelund CAST Autotransformers for Tannoys – April 2014
  35. Duelund CAST Silver Autotransformers for Tannoy Prestige Loudspeakers – April 2014
  36. The Duelund-WRSE Project, Part 2: Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors and Duelund CAST Silver & Copper Autotransformers – Introduction – July 2014
  37. The Duelund-WRSE Project, Part 2: Duelund CAST Silver Capacitors and Duelund CAST Silver & Copper Autotransformers – Listening Impressions – July 2014

view-of-the-Duelund-crossover 6.8uF cap on left

 

Acoustic Revive Chronicles

  The Acoustic Revive Chronicles

  • Chapter 1: RR-77 Schumann Ultra Low-Frequency Pulse Generator – 6Moons, February 2008
  • Chapter 2: RIQ-5010 / RIQ-5010W Quartz Insulators; QR-8 Quartz Resonators – 6Moons, March 2008
  • Chapter 3: RCC-24 Ground Conditioner; SIP-8F RCA Input Shorting Plugs; QR-8 Quartz Resonators – 6Moons, May 2008
  • Chapter 4: RPT-2 & RPT-4 Ultimate Power Distributors, Power Reference  AC Power Cords – PFO Issue 39
  • Chapter 5: The REM-8 EMF Canceler – PFO Issue 40
  • Chapter 6: RWL-3 Acoustic Conditioner, CB-1DB Receptacle Base Plate, the CFRP-1F Carbon Fiber Outlet Plate, and the CS-F2 Outlet Stabilizer – PFO Issue 42
  • Chapter 6 “a”: RIO-5II Negative Ion Generator & RD-3 Disc Demagnetizer – PFO Issue 45
  • Chapter 7: Custom Series Loudspeaker Stands, the RST-38 & TB-38 Quartz Under-Boards, and the RAF-48 Air Floating Board – PFO Issue 47
  • Chapter 8: Single Core Speaker Cables, Single Core RCA Interconnects, and the RCI-3 Cable Insulators – PFO Issue 49
  • Chapter 9: The RAS-14 AC Power Conditioner and the USB-1.0SP USB Interconnect – Issue 55 (May-June 2011)
  • Chapter 10: RR-777 Schumann Pulse Generator, the RL-30 Mark III Analogue Disc Demagnetizer, the CB-1DB receptacle base plate, CFRP-1F carbon fiber outlet plate, and the Acoustic Revive modified Oyaide R-1 receptacle – Issue 68 (July-August 2013)
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  2 Responses to “Review Archives”

  1. Dear Sir,

    Some years ago, after reading you report, I bought some Don Garber pieces, Fi 45 ( special request ) and Fi Yph phono, now I would like to replace the Fi Yph by the NVO-SPA-II, can you tell me if the game worth the candle ? , is that the NVO-SPA-II much better than the Fi Yph ?

    Thanks and best regards.

    Shih.

    • Hi Shih,

      The Fi Yph is a great phono equalizer, but like all things it is built to a price point.

      The NVO designs are much more ambitious in their design, more expensive, and they perform accordingly. The NVO SPA-II version that I reviewed has been discontinued, and I haven’t yet heard its replacement. I have recently reviewed the new NVO SPA One phono equalizer, and I liked it even better than the NVO SPA-II that I reviewed. If I were going to buy a phono preamplifier right now it would be the NVO SPA One – it is a fantastic sounding phono equalizer.

      I hope that helps.

      Best,

      Jeff

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