Nov 232017
 
Third Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge!

It’s been a lot of fun exploring the tunable Audio MusiKraft Denon D-103 phonograph cartridge of Guy Pelletier. Guy sent me the entry level aluminum cartridge shell version ($579 USD) of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 to try, which has the look & feel of a beautifully crafted precision instrument. In my first listen to […]

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Nov 182017
 
A Weekend Adventure with the new Duelund tinned-copper paper-in-oil 0.01uF bypass capacitors! Updates.

Inspired by the praise and enthusiastic response from Duelund Coherent Audio customers around the world to the Duelund DCA line of tinned-copper cables, Frederik Carøe did something amazing, he applied the same creativity he used in developing the Duelund DCA cables to new lines of Duelund tinned-copper foil paper-In-oil capacitors. I compared the prototype Duelund […]

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Nov 122017
 
Second Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge!

I’ve been enjoying listening to and experimenting with the voicing of Guy Pelletier’s “tunable” Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge on my restored and “hot-rodded” vintage Thorens TD-124. As is my custom, I like to blog about my “getting acquainted” stage with new audio products, offering first impressions about the quality, ease of use, sonic […]

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Nov 102017
 
First Tune: A Tunable Adventure with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phono Cartridge! Updated.

Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t pan out the way you think they will. Last weekend I had fully intended to do a little experimenting with the micro-tuning screws of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge. Between the need to tear down turntables, get them put back together and adjusted, as well as […]

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Nov 042017
 
A weekend adventure with the Audio MusiKraft tunable Denon DL-103!

In my blog post about the Audio MusiKraft tunable Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge last weekend, I described its performance in comparison to my stock Denon DL-103 on my vintage Thorens TD-124, that was restored and hot-rodded by Christopher Thornton at Artisan Fidelity. I listened to the two Denon’s with identical Audio-Technica AT-HS1 headshells and identical sets […]

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Nov 042017
 
Long Term Report: My 2015 Garrard Project in 2017!

In my original “Garrard Project” back in 2004, I started with a nice old original 301 in a simple plinth, and built it up into a music-making machine – the results were superb! Those vintage Garrard 301’s (and 401’s) are really wonderful classics of turntable design, and they have endeared themselves to generations of music […]

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Nov 032017
 
The Thorens TD124 and the Acoustic Revive RAS-14-TripleC NCF Power Stabilizer!

The other day I was thinking about what Mark Coles (Sablon Audio) had told me about how a quality AC power cord noticeably improved the sound of a turntable. Improving a system’s sound by using a high-performance AC power cord on the turntable wasn’t an intuitive hot-rod mod for me, and I sort of wondered if […]

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Oct 292017
 
A Sunday afternoon with the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 tunable phonograph cartridge! Update x 2.

I’ve really been looking forward to listening to and experimenting with the voicing of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 tunable phonograph cartridge from Guy Pelletier. The idea behind the Audio MusiKraft tunable Denon DL-103 is that it offers a Denon DL-103 enthusiast, like myself, the potential of an almost unlimited amount of voicing options through […]

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Oct 212017
 
A look back at my year in reviewing, and choosing the Positive Feedback 2017 Writers Choice Award winners!

The Editors of Positive Feedback, Mr. Dave Clark and Dr. David Robinson, just sent out a message calling for the writers to turn in their three Writers Choice Awards for 2017. Every year Dave and David’s message results in my going back and reflecting on my year in audio, the products I’ve written about for Positive Feedback, and […]

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