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Jeff Checking In: Acoustic Revive, Audio Note (UK), iPhone Adventure, audio centrism or audio relativism (?), and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! 🙂  I love getting out on two wheels for a little exercise (bicycles) and a little exploring (motorbikes). The Spring weather up until now has been kind of erratic with rain, wind, cold, and heat, but I've been able to get in enough two wheel action on... Read More »


New dates for Pacific Audio Fest 2024!


I just got an announcement from Lou Hinkley and Gary Gill that there are new dates for Pacific Audio Fest 2024. Here's the scoop from Lou and Gary: The Pacific Audio Fest has new dates for 2024 (September 6-8) and registration is now open! We listened to you and have changed our dates! Just like... Read More »


Positive Feedback Review Sneak Peek: Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET Integrated Amplifier & M3 RIAA Phono Preamplifier!


The full review of the Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET integrated amplifier and M3 RIAA phono stage has now been published at Positive Feedback HERE. Enjoy! As is my custom, I like to provide readers of Jeff's Place a preview of upcoming feature articles for Positive Feedback, which in this case is the combination... Read More »


Jeff Checking In: Acoustic Revive, Audio Note (UK), Duelund, iPhone Adventure, Spatial Audio Lab, and music!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing great!  Life just seems to keep getting busier, but in good ways.  As I transition into the Winter months my activities tend to shift from outside to inside. I go full INFJ with my writing, reading books, music, audio, weight lifting for exercise, and just generally enjoying a... Read More »


Listening: Acoustic Revive RHR-21 Acoustic Resolution Exciters! Part 2 (update).


The Acoustic Revive RHR-21 Acoustic Resolution Exciters are based upon the principle of Helmholtz resonance (HERE).  I was not familiar with Helmholtz resonators and their applications, so I decided to look into them a little more before doing any more listening with the RHR-21 Helmholtz resonator room tuning devices - I wanted to understand how... Read More »


Listening: Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET integrated amplifier & M3 RIAA phono preamplifier!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! Today's listening report is about the exotic Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 integrated amplifier & M3 RIAA phono preamplifier combination.  If you are a regular reader, you know I am a huge fan of integrated amplifiers. I believe they are a great choice for most audio enthusiasts... Read More »


Listening: My iPhone Adventure with Yazaki-san's Improved U4! Part 1.


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! I really love my A-V system that's based on vintage Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers. There's just something really fun about watching a movie with actual movie loudspeakers from the early days of movie theaters.  My Altec A5s have crossovers based on Jean Hiraga’s superb... Read More »


Listening: Duelund DCA10GA tinned-copper speaker cables - the art of tone!


If you're not familiar with the Duelund Coherent Audio's tinned-copper cable product line you can catch up by reading my An Adventure in the Art of Tone with the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA Series of Tinned-Copper Cables article in Positive Feedback HERE.  When I went to fetch the link for the article, just now, I... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: iPhone Adventure with the Improved U4 by Yazaki-san!


I hope you've had a chance to read through the latest article by Yazaki-san, A New & Exciting Audio Adventure from Yazaki-san: The iPhone Adventure!, where he describes the fun that he and friends have been having with their iPhone Adventure and the "Improved U4" Bluetooth/USB DAC.  As I mentioned in Yazaki-san's latest article, I... Read More »


Technical Insights: Andy Grove on the R&D adventures leading to the new Audio Note (UK) AN-E Field Coil Loudspeakers!


Greetings friends, I hope you are well! Back in 2019 I had an illuminating visit with Peter & Daniel Qvortrup, and all of the Audio Note (UK) family, at their facility just outside of Brighton, England. I was impressed with Audio Note (UK)'s passionate approach & devotion to developing the ultimate in audio performance for... Read More »


Jeff Checking In: March Madness with Acoustic Revive, Audio Note (UK), Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, Spec Corporation, Yazaki-san, and more!


Greetings friends, I hope you are well! It is March Madness here at Jeff's Place! No, no, I'm not talking about basketball, March is all about audio (and video) here at Jeff's Place.  Acoustic Revive If you haven't had a chance to catch up on the latest Acoustic Revive news yet, you can see it... Read More »


A New & Exciting Audio Adventure from Yazaki-san: The iPhone Adventure!


I have an exciting DIY audio & music adventure to share with you that was developed by Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki and Mr. Jun Honda: The iPhone Adventure.  However, before I share Mr. Shirokazu Yazaki's latest audio adventure article with you, I thought it would be a good time to reintroduce him, as many of you... Read More »


First Listen: Acoustic Revive RHR-21 Acoustic Resolution Exciters! Part 1.


Greetings friends, I hope you are well! In my Today's Fresh Catch article from last month - here - I mentioned the Acoustic Revive RHR-21 Acoustic Resolution Exciter room conditioning devices.  The RHR-21s have a cylindrical shape reminiscent of Cole & Mason salt and pepper mill sets, and are about 6.75 inches in height, about... Read More »


Jeff Checking In: Acoustic Revive, Audio Note (UK), A-V, Duelund, Leben Hi-Fi, and Music!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! The dark winter months of January and February are tough for a lot of us. The winter weather where I live means I can't get outside much for my bicycling and motorcycling attitude adjustments due to cold temperatures and dangerous icy roads. Getting in a workout with... Read More »


First Listen: The Acoustic Revive RHS-1 artisanal headshell! Wowza!


Today's First Listen features the artisanal Acoustic Revive RHS-1 headshell.   In my recent Today's Fresh Catch article about the latest Acoustic Revive accessories that have arrived for review, I told you about the custom Acoustic Revive RHS-1 headshell that is the result of a collaboration between Ken-san and Shinichi Masuda (Fibonasound), who is a master artisan of... Read More »


First Listen: Acoustic Revive RTS-30 Turntable Mat!


Greetings friends, I hope you are well! For today's First Listen to the Acoustic Revive RTS-30 turntable mat, here's the system components of the moment: The Audio Note (UK) combination of the Io I moving-coil cartridge (mounted on the Schick tonearm of my CTC Garrard 301 turntable), AN-S4/L silver SUT, AN-V silver interconnects, M3 RIAA... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: Acoustic Revive!


Greetings friends, and let me wish you a Happy 2024! I hope you are doing well and that 2024 is your best year yet!   There was a knock on the door yesterday afternoon, and the FedEx delivery person dropped off a parcel of audio goodies sent to me by Yoshi Hontani of the MuSon... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) M3 RIAA phono preamp!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing great this Holiday Season! For yours truly it feels like its already Christmas, with the arrival of the Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET integrated amplifier (HERE), and now the Audio Note (UK) M3 RIAA phono preamplifier. The Tomei 211 SET integrated amp is blowing my mind, it... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET integrated amplifier!


Greetings friends, I hope you are all doing well, and please allow me to wish you a Happy Holiday Season!  The UPS driver knocked on my door early yesterday morning with a very special delivery, the Audio Note (UK) Tomei 211 SET integrated amplifier.  In the Audio Note (UK) integrated amplifier product line the Tomei... Read More »


Happy Holidays! Triode Lab 45 EVO tube rolling, 2023 Writers' Choice Awards, and other stuff!


Greetings friends, and Happy Holidays to you! I hope you are all doing great this Holiday Season. 🙂 Here in the Pacific Northwest of the USA we've been inundated with rain from the atmospheric river that is dumping on us, with record levels of rain - estimated at 10 trillion gallons over the last week... Read More »


Positive Feedback Review Sneak Peek: Sexy Blue Tubes - The New Sophia Electric Aqua II 274B Rectifier!


The feature review of the new Sophia Electric Aqua II 274B rectifier is now live at Positive Feedback HERE. Enjoy!  As is my custom, I like to give the readers of Jeff's Place a preview of upcoming articles for Positive Feedback, which in this case is the new Sophia Electric Aqua II 274B rectifier.  The... Read More »


More musings about music listening, equalization, audio fun and games, and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well!  Audio has many facets, and as such context in audio is important. If you just grab snippets of audio writer’s articles out of context, and then try to apply them to a different context, chances are you’ll be confused.  Recording engineers see audio through one knothole. Audiophiles... Read More »


Jeff checking in: "Hello, goodbye" with Audio Note (UK); and more (updated)!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! I was just telling my Facebook pals about the weird Fall weather we have been having here in the Pacific Northwest. For a while we were about 10F warmer than average, which made it really nice for getting out on the bicycle or motorcycle for Fall rides. ... Read More »


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