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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 »


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 »


Long term report: The Audio Note (UK) Oto Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier!


Greetings friends, I hope you are well.  I also hope you had a chance to read my feature article about the Audio Note (UK) Oto Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier in Positive Feedback Issue 108 (HERE).  The Audio Note (UK) Oto Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier arrived here at Jeff's Place in October of 2019, I wrote the feature... Read More »


Jeff checking in: Triode Lab 2A3 RSR monos, Audio Note (UK), and Soundsmith!


Greetings music lovers, and welcome to Jeff's Place! I hope you are doing well, and that life is treating you kindly. I can't believe it is March 2022 already. The days seem to be racing past right now. I'm finding it challenging to keep up with everything going on that I want to do, and to... 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 »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) 300B Meishu Phono Silver Tonmeister Single-Ended-Triode Integrated Amplifier!


Greetings friends, I hope you are doing well. Today is the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US, and as you will read in a moment, I have a lot to be thankful for today, and my hope is that you do too. Today's Fresh Catch is the all-new version of the Audio Note (UK) 300B Meishu Phono... Read More »


Jeff checking in ... Audio Note (UK), First Watt, Leben, Pass Labs, and Triode Lab!


With 2020 in the rearview mirror, I had hoped 2021 would usher in a reprieve from our troubled world, but it was not to be. Locally, we've had weeks of 100F+ weather, smoke from wildfires filling the air, and the delta variant of the coronavirus is filling the local hospitals to overflow with unvaccinated (mostly)... Read More »


Jeff checking in ... Audio Note (UK), First Watt, Leben, Pass Labs, and Music!


It was a pleasure writing about the Audio Note (UK) Io I MC phono cartridge, AN-S4 step-up transformer, AN-V silver interconnects, and AN-SPe silver loudspeaker cables for Positive Feedback ... ... as well as sharing some of my long term impressions about the Audio Note (UK) Oto Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier and Audio Note... Read More »


Review Sneak Peek: The Audio Note (UK) Io I MC Phono Cartridge, AN-S4 Step-Up Transformer, AN-V Silver Interconnects, and AN-SPe Silver Loudspeaker Cables: An ‘out of this world’ listening experience!


The full article has now gone live at Positive Feedback HERE. Enjoy!  I always enjoy providing you a 'sneak peek' of my upcoming feature articles for Positive Feedback. This time I am sharing with you a preview of "The Audio Note (UK) Io I MC Phono Cartridge, AN-S4 Step-Up Transformer, AN-V Silver Interconnects, and AN-SPe... Read More »


The 78 Experience - Feeling the Music: New 78 reissues are on the way! Hooray!


Back in November of 2019 I started enthusing about my experience of listening to 78 transfers made by Anatoly Markovich Likhnitsky while visiting Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note (UK) fame in Brighton, England.  Little did I expect it, but listening to Peter's 78 transfers by Anatoly turned out to be quite literally a life changing... Read More »


Jeff checking in: PAF, Sadowsky, Triode Lab, Sophia Electric, Audio Note (UK), and other stuff!


Geez, 2020 sure was a bummer. Coronavirus. 2021 started out rough too, and if you haven't heard yet, the Pacific Audio Fest that all of us have been looking forward to with so much enthusiasm is the latest victim of coronavirus.  I know Lou Hinkley has put a tremendous amount of effort over the last... Read More »


The Audio Note (UK) kit meets the Westminster Royal SEs - a long-term follow up with a few sneak previews!


I just finished up my article about the Pass Labs XP-17 phono equalizer for Positive Feedback (HERE). If you had a chance to read the XP-17 article, you know I had some very favorable things to say about the Audio Note (UK) Io I moving coil phonograph cartridge, which made a cameo appearance there ahead... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) AN-SPe silver loudspeaker cables!


Today's Fresh Catch are the Audio Note (UK) AN-SPe silver loudspeaker cables, and a set of CDs of performances by Russian conductor Nikolay Golovanov that were sourced from 1940s tapes that were remastered by Anatoly Markovich Likhnitsky.  While I have found all of the Audio Note (UK) components I have tried to be excellent matches... Read More »


First Listen: The Audio Note (UK) AN-S4 Step-Up Transformer & AN-V Silver Interconnect Cables!


I've had the Audio Note (UK) AN-S4/L step-up transformer here for about six weeks now, and have been listening to it in combination with my Ortofon SPU Classic phono cartridge. The "L" version of the AN-S4 SUT has a 3 Ohm input impedance, and is primarily designed for use with the Audio Note (UK) IO... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: Audio Note (UK) IO I MC Phono Cartridge, AN-V Silver Interconnect Cables, and CD-Rs of 78s by Anatoly Markovich Likhnitsky!


It certainly has been illuminating and fun telling you about the Audio Note (UK) Oto Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier (review HERE), and the Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1xII Level II Red Book CD player (review HERE), whose virtues have been a new high point in enjoying music for me. Now, to add to the... Read More »


Jeff checking in: Audio Note (UK) AN-S4 SUT, Pass Labs XP-17 phono preamplifier, Triode Lab 45 SET EVO integrated amplifier, and other stuff!


For those in the USA, let me wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday, and for those around the world, allow me to wish that you have many things to be thankful for this holiday season! While 2020 has been a bit of a rough year for me and my family, there's still a lot to... Read More »


The Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II Level Two Red Book CD player article is now live on Positive Feedback!


I just wrapped up the review for Peter Qvortrup's Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II Level Two Red Book CD player this morning, and submitted it to Positive Feedback Editors Dave and David for their consideration and editing, and it was just published (HERE).      I can tell you this: the CD 2.1x/II is one... Read More »


Sneak Peek: The Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II Level Two Red Book CD Player: A CD Player that Reveals the Soul of the Music!


As is my custom, I wanted to share a "sneak peek" into my next feature review for Positive Feedback "The Audio Note (UK) CD 2.1x/II Level Two Red Book CD Player: A CD Player that Reveals the Soul of the Music!" My purpose for doing this is twofold, first it gives you a chance, dear... Read More »


Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) AN-S4 Step-Up Transformer!


Today as I was finishing up my jazz guitar lesson with superb jazz guitarist David Gitlen, while we were listening to a little Joe Pass on CD and LP on the big Altec loudspeakers, there was a knock at the door.  It was a delivery person dropping off an Audio Note (UK) AN-S4 step-up transformer.... Read More »


Jeff checking in: Pass Labs, Audio Note (UK), First Watt, Triode Lab, Leben, Duelund, the upcoming Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards, and other stuff!


I thought it was time for me to check in and tell you what's going on here at Jeff's Place, what is upcoming at Positive Feedback, and about a few other things that are rattling around inside my noggin at the moment. First off, we are now in the fourth quarter of 2020, and 2020 is going fast,... Read More »


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