Jun 092017
Don Garber, an American Master, 1935-2017.

I have some sad news to report. Nara, Don Garber’s daughter, contacted me yesterday to tell me that her father passed away unexpectedly at his home in Brooklyn on Sunday. Many of you know Don through his many contributions to the North American hi-fi culture, and for his hand crafted Fi audio electronics. The world […]

 Posted by at 5:38 am
Jun 082017
Today's Fresh Catch: The Arai Lab MT-1 Step-Up Transformer!

I got a nice surprise delivered to my doorstep, the Arai Lab MT-1 step-up transformer (SUT), courtesy of Mr. Yoshi Hontani of the Muson Project in Osaka, Japan. Yoshi-san exports hi-fi exotica from Japan like that from the Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, the Spec Corporation, fo. Q, Audio Replas, KRYNA, SFORZAT, Murasakino Ltd, Acoustic Revive, and now […]

 Posted by at 7:51 pm
Jun 022017
A Guest Article from Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki: “My Adventure With My Old Marantz Model 7” Part 3.

It is my great pleasure to bring you the third post for the article that Yazaki-san is writing for us, “My Adventure With My Old Marantz Model 7”. Many thanks to Yazaki-san for taking time to write this article and share his wisdom with us, it is very much appreciated by me, as well as all […]

 Posted by at 4:10 pm
Jun 022017
Duelund DCA12GA Tinned-Copper Speaker Cable Listening Impressions after 4 Days on the Cooker!

In my first post about my very preliminary first listening impressions of the Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper tone wire speaker cables, that I had just cut cold off the roll, I told you how the DCA12GA as speaker cables on my Westminster’s were warmer & richer sounding than the my usual bi-wire Duelund DCA16GA/DA20GA speaker cables, which I […]

 Posted by at 1:59 pm
Jun 022017
Today's Fresh Catch: Oyaide Silver & Silk Headshell Leads! Updates.

A while back as I was fine tuning the voicing of the Sumile MC phono cartridge that’s in for review, I noticed the stock headshell wires on my Schick headshell were looking a little ragged from swapping cartridges in and out a lot, so I thought I’d replace them. My first thought was to replace […]

 Posted by at 5:52 am
May 272017
A Guest Article from Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki: “My Adventure With My Old Marantz Model 7” Part 2.

In my earlier blog post I introduced Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki to those of  you who are new to Jeff’s Place, and for the rest of you Yazaki-san needs no introduction, as you have been following the illuminating audio adventures with Yazaki-san for quite some time now. I met Yazaki-san back in early 2015 while I was preparing the article about […]

 Posted by at 5:57 am
May 262017
Today's Fresh Catch: The Duelund DCA12GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire!

A care package of Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper tone wire arrived from Frederik today! Woo hoo! I’ve really been looking forward to giving the new Duelund DCA12GA a listen after reading all of your positive comments about it!   As a reminder from the breaking news post announcing the new DCA12GA, it uses 65 strands of 0.25mm tinned-copper […]

 Posted by at 3:32 pm
May 212017
Robbie's Leben Lid Mod!

As most of you know, I’ve been a long-time fan of the Leben CS600 integrated amplifier, for it’s rugged & reliable build quality, it’s superb appearance, its great sound & musicality, and its flexibility in accommodating a lot of different power output types for tube swapping entertainment. The only nit I have to pick with […]

 Posted by at 8:46 am