Mar 312017
 
Today's Fresh Catch: Sophia Electric EL34-ST & Aqua 274B Vacuum Tubes!

I get really excited about vacuum tubes! When Sue and Richard at Sophia Electric contacted me about doing an article about their new Sophia Electric™ EL34-ST vacuum tubes I was quite intrigued. I don’t know what it is, but every time I see a vacuum tube with the ‘ST’ style of glass bulb shape I just swoon, I […]

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Mar 312017
 
Jeff Checking in: Lefson, Duelund, Sumile, and the Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre Project!

This morning I’m writing the introductory part of the Lefson resistor article for Positive Feedback while listening to music, with plans to write up listening impressions on how the Lefson resistors performed in my Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre project crossovers tomorrow, and hopefully write a summary & conclusions section before the end of the weekend. I hope […]

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Mar 262017
 
A Complete Duelund DCA Rewire of the Westminster Royal SE's Crossovers!

Yesterday after I rewired the high-frequency circuits of my Westminster’s Duelund CAST crossovers with the Duelund DCA20GA tinned-copper tone wire, I was so excited by the results that I decided I wanted to rewire the low-frequency circuits too. It was spur of the moment decision to rewire my crossovers, so I didn’t precondition any of the […]

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Mar 252017
 
Jeff Checking In: Duelund DCA20GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire, and Other Stuff.

I’ll start with the other stuff. I traveled to Washington, D.C. this last week, where we received a Secretarial Award for our US Belle II High Energy Physics project at KEK, the particle physics laboratory in Japan. A little bit of background: The Belle II experiment’s global collaboration involves more than 600 members, 65 institutes, […]

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Mar 192017
 
The Lefson Resistors from France - Update!

This is the fifth post I’ve written about the Lefson resistors that are manufactured by Xavier Lefebvre in Wormhout, France. Let me summarize what I’ve written about Lefson until now: In my first post I introduced the three product lines of carbon/silver audio resistors that are available from Lefson, the Premium, the Supra, and Ultra. The Premium resistor from Lefson is […]

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Mar 122017
 
Today’s Fresh Catch: The Latest AC Power Supply Wonders from Acoustic Revive! Part 3, the RAS-14 TripleC NCF!

In Parts 1 & 2 of my Today’s Fresh Catch series of posts about the new Acoustic Revive AC power supply components, I introduced the RTP-6 Absolute NCF six-outlet AC power distributor and the Power Reference TripleC NCF AC power cords, respectively, which you could rightly consider to be the exotic bespoke Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation versions of the AC power supply world. […]

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Mar 052017
 
Today's Fresh Catch: The Murasakino Musique Analogue 'Sumile' MC Phonograph Cartridge from Japan!

I’ve mentioned before that I get pretty excited whenever I hear from Yoshi-san & Elia-san (father & son) of the MuSon Project in Osaka, Japan, who export Japanese audio exotica to The World, because it means that something exciting is about to happen audio-wise! Yoshi-san told me that he had a new phonograph cartridge that he […]

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