Requesting a Review


I’ve been getting so many requests to review audio equipment of late that it is getting a bit unmanageable, so I wanted to provide you a few suggestions to help you get the highest quality review possible in the most timely fashion for your audio equipment.

First of all, I’d be glad to write about your audio component at some point in the future. Cables are little more iffy, as I am a bit burned out on doing cable reviews because I’ve done so many over the last couple of years.

Scheduling a Review

Given the high number of requests I get to be added to my review queue, it’s a bit of a challenge for me to manage it from a scheduling perspective, and at some point I have to cap the amount of items I can accept in any given year.

When my review queue extends out in time too far, it does a disservice to those providing items for review, and makes it difficult for me to keep up in writing a quality in-depth review, so at some point I cap the number of items I can accept.

If you would like me to do a review, I would be glad to do it, but it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you’ll need to let me know for sure in advance that it is something you want to do, and I’ll do my best to schedule it.

For example, when I agree to do a review I like to schedule it for a particular time-frame when I think I’ll have time for it in my schedule, and it is a good idea to get the item to be reviewed to me a little earlier than that by about 30 days or so.

If a review item isn’t delivered on or before the scheduled time agreed upon, then it is moved to the end of the review queue so others who have provided things on time are not impacted. Typically, but not always, that can mean a year delay in reviewing your component.

With my ok, you can send something earlier to be reviewed, and if a spot opens up due to someone not being able to send something at the agreed upon time, then I can slide your component into an earlier spot.

The Review Process

My review process starts with blogging here at Jeff’s Place and concludes with a feature review at Positive Feedback.

Once I receive a component to be reviewed I write a “Today’s Fresh Catch” post to introduce it to my readers, to be followed with additional blog posts describing my initial impressions of it as I start to get familiar with it and optimize its performance in my various review systems.

The feature review of a component at Positive Feedback typically includes the following:

  • A bio of the designer and/or history of the company.
  • An overview of the company’s product lines.
  • A technical description of the component to be reviewed.
  • The review systems used in the review.
  • Listening impressions.
  • A summary and conclusions section to wrap up the review.

After the Review is Complete

After the review is published, I will pack up the component for you in its original shipping container, and then you will be responsible for arranging its shipment to its next destination.

If you have any additional questions about scheduling a review, or the review process, please feel free to contact me HERE and I’ll help answer your questions the best I can.

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