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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 »


Music and musings, equalization, audio fun and games, and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope life is treating you well! I'm still motorbiking around, bicycling around, doing a light weight lifting routine to slow the decline of strength with age, and of course, still having a ball with music & hi-fi. All good things in my book.  Overall it's been a great year all around for... Read More »


Jeff checking in ... Duelund DCA10GA, Belden 8402 ICs, Sophia Electric 274B, Audio Note (UK), 78 record transfers, and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing great! I'll start with the "other stuff" first, which is about my likely last multi-day motorbike ride of 2023 as the inclement Fall weather arrives - which officially signals the start of the indoor audio season!  For those interested in audio only you can scroll down the page... Read More »


First listen: Duelund DCA10GA Sn-Cu speaker cables!


After reading Mark's comments in Disqus about his positive experiences with the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA10GA tinned-copper speaker cables, I've been keen on giving them a listen.  If you are new to the idea of the vintage "art of tone" inspired Duelund product line of tinned-copper loudspeaker cables, you might want to read through my... Read More »


Jeff checking in ... new-old music, Sophia Electric 274B, Duelund DCA10GA, Audio Note (UK), and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! Fall has fallen here at home, with temperatures dropping, inclement weather settling in, sweaters coming out of the closet, hot toddies in the mugs ... which all signal one thing - the start of the Holiday Audio Season - cheers!  It also signals that I'll be getting... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: Duelund DCA10GA tinned-copper cable!


Greetings, friends, I hope you are doing well! About a month ago on Positive Feedback's Disqus comment service, Mark asked me what I thought of the new Duelund DCA10GA tinned-copper cable. I sheepishly told Mark that I didn't even know there was a new DCA10GA version of Duelund's popular tinned-copper cable product line, but to... Read More »


Adventures in Real Sound with Yazaki-san: Alan-san’s GEC PX25A (DA30) Monaural SET’s - Part 6


Greetings friends! Today I have a real treat for you, the latest installment of Adventures in Real Sound with Yazaki-san: Alan-san’s GEC PX25A (DA30) Monaural SET’s - Part 6.  For those who haven't read the first five articles in Yazaki-san's series and want to catch-up, here are the links: Adventures in Real Sound with Yazaki-san:... Read More »


Jeff checking in ... back in the saddle, Audio Note (UK), Duelund Coherent Audio, Sophia Electric, and more!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! I'm starting to feel better now, and am back in the saddle after recovering from a recent surgery. The surgery turned out to be more of an ordeal than I was expecting, so my ability to write was impacted, causing delays for all the cool hifi kit... Read More »


2023 Pacific Audio Fest follow-up: Analog Audio Design TP-1000 R2R


As I mentioned in my PAF 2023 reporting, "One of the things that really impressed me in the Genesis room was the new Analog Audio Design TP-1000 R2R machine, capable of both recording and playback, that is being imported by Brian Tucker of Pro Audio Ltd."  "One of the cool things about the Analog Audio... Read More »


High-fidelity and other musings …


Greetings friends, I hope you are well! Update: Just a heads up that the Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x CD player full feature review for Positive Feedback will be running a little late. I had to go in for Mohs surgery, and it turned out to be a little more extensive than expected, so I’m... Read More »


Positive Feedback Review Sneak Peek: The Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD Player - Unicorn Sighting!


The full feature review of the Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player is now live on Positive Feedback HERE. Greeting friends, I hope you are doing well! As is my custom, I like to share a sneak peek into my upcoming feature reviews for Positive Feedback with all of you here at... Read More »


Richard gives us a tour of his new Sophia Electric 'Aqua II' 274B rectifier! Now with a postscript of listening observations.


As soon as I put Richard's new Aqua II 274B rectifier in the Triode Lab EVO 45 SET amp I knew something special was going on. Fresh out the box the Aqua II 274B sounded gorgeous: beautifully natural tone, a huge sense of recorded acoustic, gorgeous tone color, a vivid sense of imaging presence, and... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Sophia Electric 'Aqua II' 274B - hooray!


A lot of us tubeaholics have been sweating bullets about the unavailability of vacuum tubes coming out of China and Russia due to covid pandemic induced factory shutdowns, supply chain issues, and trade restrictions (Russia).  We've all been hoping that everything would get sorted out and vacuum tubes would start to flow again before the... Read More »


2023 Pacific Audio Fest: Musings, meditations, observations, and random thoughts! Parts 1, 2, 3, 4


The 2023 Pacific Audio Fest is a wrap! It was a fun time for catching up with friends and colleagues, and of course you, dear readers. It was nice to see Doc Robinson at PAF 2023. I really had a nice time catching up with Positive Feedback Managing Editors Dave & Carol Clark during PAF.... Read More »


2023 Pacific Audio Fest: The debut of the Klaudio Magnezar turntable!


Announcement of the debut of the new Klaudio Magnezar turntable at the 2023 Pacific Audio Fest:  Hello, I hope this email finds you well. My name is Peter Park, writing to you on behalf of Klaudio, a world renowned designer and manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. We are thrilled to announce the grand debut of... Read More »


2023 Pacific Audio Fest: Hear the $680,000 Genesis Prime+ loudspeaker system!


The 2023 Pacific Audio Fest is coming up fast - its next week in Seattle! Washington state company Genesis Advanced Technologies will have their $680,000 USD Prime+ loudspeaker system (above) available for Fest goers to hear in the Cascade 9 room. At the 2022 Pacific Audio Fest the Genesis room was one of the highlights... Read More »


Attend the Pacific Audio Fest 2023 in Seattle June 23 - 25! Part 2.


Red alert! The 2023 Pacific Audio Fest is only a couple of weeks away. If you haven't already, it is time to get those tickets, rooms, and flights reserved!  To read Part 1 click HERE.  The Fest hours are Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday... Read More »


Musings about vintage Altec loudspeakers, SET amplifiers, and vinyl & digital sources!


I've had a long time passion for vintage Altec loudspeakers. At the moment I own three pairs: A pair of Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers in my audio-video system, a pair of Altec 832A Corona corner loudspeakers in my bedroom system, and the custom Altec loudspeakers that were built for conductor Leopold Stokowski... Read More »


Attend the Pacific Audio Fest 2023 in Seattle June 23 - 25! Part 1.


In 2023, post-pandemic life is pretty much back to normal in terms of social gatherings, and I think we are all really happy to get back to doing the things we enjoy, like attending an audio fest or a live concert performance.  For those of us living in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, the... Read More »


Listening to Ellington Indigos on vinyl and CD with the Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x and Io I MC & silver AN-S4 SUT!


I'm a huge fan of Duke Ellington's music. One of my Duke favorites is Ellington Indigos, which is one of those albums I just never seem to tire of listening to.  Ellington Indigos was originally released in 1958 as a mono LP (CL 1085), a stereo LP (CS 8053), and as a 7 1/2 ips reel-to-reel (GCB 18),... Read More »


Embrace your inner audiophile nerd: Bob Sharples and His Orchestra!


It just sort of fell into my hands while I was looking at CDs in my collection to play through the Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x CD player, Triode Lab 45 EVO SET integrated amp, and Duelund-ized Westminster Royal SE loudspeakers combination of hi-fi kit. Bob Sharples' Contrasts in Hi-Fi and Bob Sharples and His... Read More »


Jeff Checking In: Vespers martini, CDs, vinyl, Audio Note (UK), Duelund, Altecs, Westminsters, and Triode Lab!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well!  I've been enjoying the improving springtime weather here. Like the last few years, this could to turn out to be an extra-hot year, as we were within 1 degree of the hottest temperature on record here for this time of year just a few days ago.  That... Read More »


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