Jul 282017
 
Jeff checking in ...

It sure was nice getting together with Andy, Pete, and Ron, last weekend to listen to music, talk about hifi, and just have a fun ol’ time! I could use a little more musical & audio fellowship in my life! Alas, it’s been particularly busy of late, both on the day job, and in my […]

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Jul 212017
 
A Thorens TD124 Project for 2017! Update.

If you saw my post on June 11, 2017, you know I’m really excited about a very special Thorens TD124 restoration and ‘hot-rod’ project I commissioned with Christopher Thornton of Artisan Fidelity. We’re doing a “long-base” version of Christopher’s Thorens TD124 Statement turntable, which means that the plinth is about 3-inches wider so I can […]

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Jul 162017
 
In Pursuit of the Art of Tone! Part 3.

Today’s essay on the Art of Tone is intended to be both a practical and a thought adventure about what it means to optimize musicality in a high-fidelity music system, as opposed to the usual audiophile emphasis of optimizing the non-musical artifacts of the recording process, like imaging and sound-staging information, for example. I’ve realized I made […]

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Jul 152017
 
A Guest Article from Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki: “My Adventure With My Old Marantz Model 7” Part 6!

It is always a pleasure to bring you posts from Yazaki-san for his article “My Adventure With My Old Marantz Model 7”. Thank you, Yazaki-san, for taking time to write this article and share your substantial audio wisdom with us, it is very much appreciated by me, as well as all of us here at Jeff’s […]

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Jul 092017
 
The Positive Feedback Review of the Murasakino Musique Analogue ‘Sumile’ MC Phonograph Cartridge  is Coming Soon!

This weekend I’ve been hard at work on the Positive Feedback article about the impressive Murasakino Musique Analogue ‘Sumile’ MC phonograph cartridge. Over the last few weeks I’ve got a lot of the writing done for the article, and I’m hoping to wrap it up today, but if not, in the next few days, if […]

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Jun 302017
 
First Listen to the New Duelund DCA26GA Tinned-Copper Solid-Core Headshell Leads!

As most of you know who have been reading this blog for a while, quite a lot of the most admired vintage audio gear (like my vintage McIntosh), and desired vintage electric guitars & their amps, used tinned-copper internal wiring, and it was at least partly responsible for that desirable ‘vintage tone’ that so many […]

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