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The New Sophia Electric EL34-ST Vacuum Tubes in the Leben CS600 Integrated Amplifier!

It's been far too long since I've done some tube rolling, so I was delighted to hear from Sue & Richard at Sophia Electric that they wanted me to give their new Sophia Electric EL34-ST vacuum tubes a review for Positive Feedback. I'm a real pushover for the ST bottle shape, I just love the way... Read More »

Jeff Checking in: Lefson, Duelund, Sumile, and the Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre Project!

This morning I'm writing the introductory part of the Lefson resistor article for Positive Feedback while listening to music, with plans to write up listening impressions on how the Lefson resistors performed in my Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre project crossovers tomorrow, and hopefully write a summary & conclusions section before the end of the weekend. I hope... Read More »

A Complete Duelund DCA Rewire of the Westminster Royal SE's Crossovers!

Yesterday after I rewired the high-frequency circuits of my Westminster's Duelund CAST crossovers with the Duelund DCA20GA tinned-copper tone wire, I was so excited by the results that I decided I wanted to rewire the low-frequency circuits too. It was spur of the moment decision to rewire my crossovers, so I didn't precondition any of the... Read More »

A look into the future through the audio crystal ball! Part 5 – The Review Process & Master Review List at Jeff's Place!

There's so many new readers at Jeff's Place these days, that I thought it would be a nice idea to go over the purpose of my Jeff's Place audio blog again, describe where it fits in my spectrum for audio reviewing and reportage, discuss my reviewing methodology, my biases & preferences, and give you a 'master list' of... Read More »

A look into the future through the audio crystal ball! Part 1 - Duelund!

There's so many good audio things happening right now I thought I'd better write a quick survey for you about all the things that are in play, and my 'roadmap' for writing about it all in the near future. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ As you know, the last year or so has resulted in a significant revelation for me... Read More »

Some more Duelund tinned-copper tone-wire news!

First off I want to give a shout out to one of my audio heroes, Jim Smith, who gave Jeff's Place and Duelund DCA16GA a mention on his blog, Get Better Sound, is this issue of his Quarter Notes news letter: "Jeff Day is a trouble-maker! He keeps finding things that I have to try.... Read More »

I've got some Duelund tinned-copper tone-wire news!

I've got good news! I just heard from Chris at Parts ConneXion and he told me that he's now stocking the Switchcraft 3502AAU RCA plugs at the same price as Mouser ($3.99 USD each) to offer an affordable alternative for those wanting to build DIY interconnect needs. I also just heard from Frederik Carøe at... Read More »

Coming Up: Duelund & Belden Tinned-Copper Interconnect & Speaker Cable Listening Impressions! Update 1.

This weekend I'm hoping to get in some more listening time with the various wire adventures I've got cooking, so hopefully I can share some more listening impressions with you before too long. It's already shaping up to be a busy weekend, but hopefully I'll be able to get some writing in for you. Keep checking in on... Read More »

First Listen: The Duelund Coherent Audio DCA20GA tinned-copper tone-wire adventure begins!

I made up pairs of 2-meter interconnects with the new Duelund Coherent Audio DCA20GA tinned-copper tone-wire with my favorite affordable RCA’s, the Switchcraft 3502AAU RCA’s, soldered together with Kester '44' rosin core. I made up two pairs of 2-meter interconnects with the DCA20GA, the first with pair single runs of Duelund DCA20GA pin-to-pin and ground-to-ground, and a second... Read More »

State-of-the-System Report for January 2017. Update x 2.

It's bright and early on Saturday morning and I'm up drinking espresso, as my custom is lately, starting my mornings with two café allongés to get the morning rolling. It works! My primary music system has achieved such a nice overall balance musically & sonically of late that I'm just sitting back, settling in, and enjoying the fruits of... Read More »

Foolin' around with Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre loudspeakers on a Friday off!

I've got today off from work so I'm playing hi-fi games with my Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre project loudspeakers, and I have a ton of fun things to tell you about! Facebook also informed me that today is my one-year anniversary of starting my Altec A5 Voice of the Theatre project, and guess what,... Read More »

♫♪ The 2016 Jeff Awards: The 0.22uF/400V Duelund CAST Sn-Cu Prototype Capacitors! ♫♪

Those of you have been reading along know that Frederik Carøe of Duelund Coherent Audio really wowed me (and many of you) with the debut of his impressive Duelund DCA16GA tinned-copper ‘tone wire’ that is an affordable musical marvel. Then hot on the heels of the DCA16GA, Frederik sent me some 0.22uF/400V Duelund CAST tinned-copper prototype electronics capacitors... Read More »

♫♪ A 2016 Jeff Award for the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire! ♫♪

Kudos to Frederik Carøe of Duelund Coherent Audio, who developed the Duelund DCA16GA tinned-copper 'tone wire' that is a modern interpretation of the incredibly popular, but now extinct, vintage Western Electric WE16GA tinned-copper wire. I'll tell you what, there's been nothing in 2016 that was more highly anticipated by the readers (and me) here at Jeff's Place,... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving! (and a 2016 retrospective)

Thanksgiving kicks off the Holiday Season in the States, and I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for, when reflecting back upon the past year, but it's also been a tough year with the passing of my Dad, and due to some health crises for my Mom,... Read More »

Duelund DCA16GA & Soft Annealed Silver Foil & Silk Interconnects on the WRSE's

I've found it's always a good idea to try out equipment or cables with a range of other equipment to get an idea of how versatile it is in different systems. I've had really good success with the Duelund DCA16GA as speaker cables across a variety of very different loudspeakers, like my vintage Altec-Lansing A5 Voice... Read More »

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