Dec 022018
New Jeff's Place website coming soon!

Dear readers, I am happy to inform you that the new Jeff’s Place website will be coming soon. Editors Dave and David over at Positive Feedback have offered to host my Jeff’s Place site on their Positive Feedback servers as a separate site, but accessible independently or by link from Positive Feedback. This will help me […]

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Nov 262018
Update on Jeff's Place

The current Jeff’s Place website will cease to exist in the near future, but I am happy to inform you that the content at Jeff’s Place will be preserved and accessible. What I don’t know yet is the details about where and when, but as soon as I know more I’ll be sure to let […]

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Nov 082018
Today's Fresh Catch: Woodsong Audio TD-124 Platter Adapter - OMG!

If you don’t yet know about Chris Harban’s artisanal audio works at Woodsong Audio, where Chris restores & hot-rods Linn Sondek LP12, Garrard 301/401, Thorens TD-124, and Technics SP10 turntables, and builds stunning wood plinths for them – the “wood” in “Woodsong Audio” – you should really check out Chris’ web page (HERE).  I saw […]

 Posted by at 6:45 pm
Nov 082018
First Listen: The New Acoustic Revive Absolute PC-Triple C/EX Lead Wires!

Firs let me start by repeating a few excerpts from my introductory post (HERE) about the new Acoustic Revive Absolute PC-Triple C/EX Lead Wires to give you an idea about what these exotic and ultra expensive cartridge leads are all about ($1075 USD for a set). The new PC-Triple C/EX conductor is a unique affair, and in very simplistic […]

 Posted by at 2:16 pm
Nov 082018
Jeff checking in ... fun with Altec's, Duelund, Artisan Fidelity Thorens, Spec, and Acoustic Revive!

It’s time for some system maintenance, with my Classic 301 turntable off to visit Ray Clark in the UK for a little tune-up, and my vintage McIntosh MX110Z’s volume pot finally died, so it’s getting a new volume pot installed. So in the interim I’ve put together a really sweet combination of hifi gear for […]

 Posted by at 8:21 am
Nov 032018
Adventures in Real Sound with Yazaki-san: Alan-san’s GEC PX25 monaural SET’s - Part 2!

With pleasure I offer Yazaki-san’s Alan-san’s GEC PX25A Monaural SET’s Part 2 for your reading enjoyment! A huge thank you to Yazaki-san and Alan-san for sharing their Adventures In Real Sound with us! ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ About “Anzai-san’s” GEC PX25A single-ended tube amplifier, I expressed it in my last article that I was strongly impressed with its very beautiful […]

 Posted by at 8:53 am
Nov 022018
Jeff checking in ... turntables, the Duelund-Altec Project, Acoustic Revive, and Yazaki-san!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the personal side of things, but I thought I’d report on what’s going on at chez Jeff on the audio side of things at the moment, and what’s coming up in the near term. Turntable Musical Chairs My Classic Turntable Company 301 (above) is on it’s way […]

 Posted by at 8:14 am
Nov 012018
The Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier Review is Now Live at Positive Feedback!

My Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier review is now live at Positive Feedback! You can read it HERE. It has been a real pleasure writing this three part series about the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II (HERE), Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III (HERE), and the Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier. Seldom do I run across […]

 Posted by at 5:02 pm
Oct 282018
Sneak Peek: The Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier Review for Positive Feedback!

I enjoy giving you a “sneak peek” into my Positive Feedback reviews before the full review gets published by ye ol’ editors Dave and David.  I am in the process of writing up the final listening impressions of the Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II phono preamplifier review now, and I hope to have the full article […]

 Posted by at 8:15 am
Oct 202018
Preview: Yazaki-san will be telling us all about his experiences hot-rodding the Marantz Model 7 Replica for Roy-san! Update: Listening impressions from Roy-san!

It’s always fun to hear from Yazaki-san, and he is staying as busy as ever with audio adventures! In an email I just received from Yazaki-san he told me about how nicely a hot-rodded version of the Marantz Model 7 Replica turned out for Roy-san, and to complement his series “A Guest Article from Mr. Shirokazu […]

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