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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Jeff checking in: The Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player!


Years ago I had written off CDs as a worthy software format for high-fidelity music listening. Boy, was I wrong about that one. It has turned out that a high-fidelity CD player is an indispensable source for me, and it compliments my listening to LPs in ways I would have never imagined possible, back when... Read More »


Inside the Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player!


Its no secret that the Audio Note (UK) Red Book CD players have challenged my perceptions of what a digital audio reality sounds like, with their analog-like presentation, superb musicality, and exemplary sound quality from Red Book CDs. But that's only part of the Audio Note (UK) CD players allure for me, as where they really... Read More »


First Listen: Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player!


Greetings friends, I hope your 2023 is off to a great start! My own 2023 has started off with a bang, as I've been listening to some impressive audio components that are in for review, like the Audio Note (UK) 5.1x Red Book CD player that is the subject of this post. I always like... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player!


If you read my Positive Feedback review of the Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x Red Book CD player (HERE) you know I was really impressed by its musical and sonic charms. More than that, exposure to the Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II and CD 4.1x Red Book CD players actually changed my life in very positive ways,... Read More »


Listening and Musing: Audio Note (UK) AN-K/SPe loudspeakers Positive Feedback review follow-up!


With the publication of the Positive Feedback review of the Audio Note (UK) AN-K/SP3 loudspeakers (HERE), I've finished up my survey of the Audio Note (UK) Level Two and Level Three components that I have here at Jeff's Place, and they will be (mostly) winging their way back home in the not too distant future. ... Read More »


Jeff checking in: audio reviewing, listening, music, and more!


Greetings friends, and Happy Holidays! I hope you are doing well! My Positive Feedback review of the Audio Note (UK) AN/K-SPe loudspeakers has been published, and you can read it HERE.  Audio Reviewing and Listening to Music During my time with the Audio Note (UK) AN/K-SPe loudspeakers a few ideas came to mind about hi-fi performance attributes... Read More »


Positive Feedback Review Sneak Peek: Audio Note (UK) Meishu Phono Silver Tonmeister 300B SET Integrated Amplifier: The Mighty Master of Tone!


The full feature article has now been published at Positive Feedback HERE. As is my custom, I like to give you a 'review sneak peek' into my soon to be published feature articles for Positive Feedback.  This time the feature article 'sneak peek' is about the Audio Note (UK) Meishu Phono Silver Tonmeister 300B SET integrated amplifier. The... Read More »


Jeff checking in: Audio Note (UK), First Watt, Pass Labs, Pacific Audio Fest, and more!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well!  I've been doing well, except for the Summer cold I caught a few weeks back. Knocked me down for about a week, but all better now.  Summer is definitely here, and the temperatures are soaring, with yesterday hitting 104F! I actually went out for a bicycle ride... Read More »


Jeff checking in: Music, video, listening, Audio Note (UK), and other stuff!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well! 😃 The Music I've been all over the map in my music listening lately, from opera to funk, both which are well outside of my usual wheelhouse of jazz listening.  I find it's easy for me to get into an audiophile rut if I listen to the... Read More »


Update on the Audio Note (UK) field-coil loudspeakers from Andy Grove!


Field-coil drivers are among the 'dream components' of many high-performance audio aficionados due to their more powerful motors, and the constant flux field density from their power supplies. This allows field-coil drivers to track an audio signal with more accuracy and precision, which provides big benefits in terms of dynamic response (and articulation) across the... Read More »


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