Feb 042018
Long-term report on the Spec RSA-M3 EX and Leben CS-600 integrated amplifiers!

I’m a huge fan of integrated amplifiers. In fact some of the finest amplification I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to music with has come from integrated amplifiers, like the Leben CS-600 and the Spec RSA-M3 EX. I get quite a few messages from integrated amplifier owners asking me what separate components would better the […]

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Feb 032018
The Pete Riggle Audio Engineering crossover project for vintage Altec domestic loudspeakers with 800Hz horns!

It turns out that with my purchase of a pair of vintage Altec 832A Corona loudspeakers, that there are now four of us local friends that have vintage Altec loudspeakers with 800Hz (811B) horns that were designed for domestic use (Valencia’s, and now the Corona’s). Altec built a lot of loudspeakers that were designed for […]

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Jan 282018
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jeffe ...

Today’s post was inspired by Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,  one of my favorite pointillist impressionism paintings, showing Parisians relaxing in a park on the banks of the Seine (below). In a silly oddio variation on a theme, you get my music, film, literature, and audio impressions while I’m relaxing […]

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Jan 202018
100 Men and a Girl ...

In the coming months, we’re going to be building crossovers using the new Duelund Coherent Audio tinned-copper components for the custom Altec Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers that were built for Mr. Stokowski, nearly six decades ago now. In preparation for the upcoming project I’ve been doing some background “research” on Mr. Stokowski, and I have been […]

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Jan 142018
"I said it must be Sunday 'cause ev'rybody's tellin' the truth ..."

I am sitting here pondering my Altec A5 & A7 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers, and am reminded of the lyrics from Phoebe Snow’s song It Must Be Sunday, “I said it must be Sunday ’cause ev’rybody’s tellin’ the truth …”. Here’s some useful Altec truths that don’t get talked about enough. Truth #1 – Vintage Altec’s […]

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Jan 082018
The full review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 is now live at Positive Feedback!

The full review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 is now live at Positive Feedback HERE. I was just telling the editors at Positive Feedback, Dave and David, that I found it particularly satisfying to tell our readers about Audio MusiKraft and their great idea of developing the tunable Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 phonograph cartridge, and […]

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Jan 042018
Preview of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 review for Positive Feedback!

I’m working hard on my review of the Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 for Positive Feedback, and I thought you would enjoy a preview. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ The “Tunable” Audio MusiKraft Denon DL-103 Phonograph Cartridge Audio MusiKraft was founded by Guy Pelletier in 2016 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, and consists of “a small core of experienced craftsmen and devoted music […]

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Jan 032018
Announcing the Duelund Coherent Audio & Stokowski Altec Project for 2018!

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce the Duelund Coherent Audio – Stokowski Altec Project for 2018! This exciting project will showcase the Duelund Coherent Audio tinned-copper components, and will be a world first for a crossover constructed of tinned-copper components. As you know, I have been extremely impressed with the prototype tinned-copper capacitors and […]

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