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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 »

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 »

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: 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 »

Positive Feedback Review Sneak Peek: The Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x ‘Level Three’ Red Book CD Player: Digital Transcendence!

The feature review of the Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x ‘Level Three’ Red Book CD player 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... Read More »

Listening: 4 systems ... with components from Audio Note (UK), Pass Labs / First Watt, and Triode Lab! Part 1.

I've been working on an update about the 4 audio systems that are cooking here at Jeff's Place right now, and I'll be parsing out updates as Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, as I get a chance to finish writing them up, so stay tuned for much more to come as I get more time... Read More »

Listening (and watching): Audio Note (UK) Meishu Phono Silver Tonmeister 300B SET Integrated Amplifier!

I've been having a ball getting reacquainted with single-ended-triode (SET) amplifiers. Over the past few decades I've owned numerous SET amplifiers built around 45, 2A3, 300B, and 845/211  vacuum tubes. They were all unique and all had their desirable traits, and I really enjoyed my time with them. I can tell you for sure that... Read More »

First Listen: The Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x Level 3 Red Book CD Player!

Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well, and thanks for stopping by to visit. Given we are well into the Holiday Season, let me wish you all a Happy Holidays as well! This article's focus is on a 'first listen' of sorts, to the impressive Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x Level 3 Red Book... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x Level Three Red Book CD Player!

Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well!  Today's Fresh Catch is the Audio Note (UK) CD 4.1x Level Three Red Book CD player!  You have probably already read the feature review I wrote for Positive Feedback about the Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II Level Two Red Book CD player last November (HERE). The Audio Note (UK)... Read More »

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