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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 »

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 »

Today's Fresh Catch: Audio Note (UK) Silver AN-V RCA & XLR "Nitro-Boost" Interconnects!

Many thanks to Darko Greguras - Audio Note (UK)'s digital designer extraordinaire - for suggesting I try Audio Note (UK) AN-V silver interconnects in two termination configurations with the $30,850 USD Audio Note (UK) CD 5.1x Red Book CD player that is in for review. Darko recommends these AN-V silver interconnects for use with CD... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Mactone MH-120 amplifier and XX-440 preamplifier!

Greetings friends, I hope you are enjoying 2023 so far!  I am for sure, and part of my enjoyment for 2023 is the arrival of the Mactone MH-120 amplifier and XX-440 line preamplifier from Japan, courtesy of Steve Mishoe at In Living Stereo, in New York City.  Mactone is a revered high-fidelity audio brand in... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Audio Note (UK) AN-K/SPe loudspeakers!

The Audio Note (UK) AN-K/SPe loudspeakers have arrived from Peter Qvortrup at Audio Note (UK)! Woo hoo - I've been looking forward to these arriving! 🙂  I promise to get some better photos for you soon, as these are gorgeous loudspeakers with their satin finished palisander (rosewood) book matched veneers, and my accompanying photos just don't... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Pass Labs XP-12 Preamplifier!

Today's Fresh Catch is the Pass Labs XP-12 preamplifier ($5800 USD). I am rather excited about the arrival of the Pass Labs XP-12 preamplifier, not only because of the positive buzz it has created in the review community since its introduction in 2018, but also because now I get try it with the Pass Labs... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Great Plains Audio 802-16G Series II & 416-16B Drivers

Being the vintage Altec enthusiast that I am - I have 3 pairs of gigantic vintage Altec loudspeakers in my modest sized home - you can imagine how excited I am by this particular "Today's Fresh Catch", the Great Plains Audio (nee Altec) 802-16G Series II compression drivers and the 416-16B low-frequency drivers. First let... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The New 600V Duelund DCA16GA Tinned-Copper Wire!

I always love a mystery, and when a mysterious box appears from Frederik Carøe (Duelund Coherent Audio) I get intrigued real quick! I go through the same procedure as I did as a kid during Christmas time when checking out presents under the Christmas tree. I picked up my presents, considered their weight and size,... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Bespoke Terminal Strips from Santos Oropel, and a cool Altec adventure!

In a previous post (HERE) I mentioned that I was excited about  the news that Great Plains Audio - the technical descendent of Altec that still builds Altec drivers and services them under the Great Plains Audio banner - would be sending their latest drivers to me in the not too distant future to listen... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Duelund 600V DCA12GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire!

I know a lot of you have been looking forward to the day when the 600V Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper tone wire becomes available so you can use it to make DIY power cords, and that day is now here! Woo hoo! Today a spool of 600V Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper wire arrived from Frederik, and it... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Fender '65 Princeton Reverb

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’ve been using a Henriksen Jazz Amp, but I decided to order a Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb vacuum tube guitar amp from Sweetwater to use with my Collings Eastside LC Deluxe jazz guitar. The Henriksen is a nice sounding solid-state guitar amp for jazz, but I've been wanting to get... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Collings Eastside LC Archtop Guitar

I've always loved jazz guitar. One of the highlights in my life was being able to study with the extraordinary jazz guitarist, John La Chapelle (above left), who was Larry Coryell's guitar teacher when he was a youngster and introduced him to jazz, and the two maintained their friendship over the years. Jazz guitar is... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Soundsmith!

There was a knock at the door just a moment ago, and it was the man in the Big Brown Truck dropping off a package from Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith fame. As I mentioned in a previous post, I get quite a few emails asking for a recommendation of a relatively affordable phonograph cartridge that is... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Audiosilente Cartridge Clips for Duelund DCA26GA Headshell Leads

I've been looking forward to the arrival of the Audiosilente cartridge clips so I can build a couple of sets of Duelund DCA26GA headshell leads with them. One I get the new headshell leads built - I'm hoping to find time over the weekend - then I'll be able to give the stock Denon DL-103... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Hagerman Audio Labs FryBaby2 Compact Burn-In Generator

I was particularly intrigued by Bill's comment on the post Jim Smith Checking In: “Unexpected results from the Duelund DCA20GA Interconnects”: Jeff, Not really sure where to post this. I think I discovered something with the Duelund Tin wire. If its running thin and sometimes cooking them can do this. But I noticed on two different... Read More »

Jeff checking in ... important update!

My morning started off with a bang today when I got a couple of text messages from my buddy Dave about a yard sale and an estate sale with some pristine records in it - thanks, Dave! I jumped in my Leaf and headed out to check the sales out, and I made quite a... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Arai Lab MT-1 Step-Up Transformer!

I got a nice surprise delivered to my doorstep, the Arai Lab MT-1 step-up transformer (SUT), courtesy of Mr. Yoshi Hontani of the Muson Project in Osaka, Japan. Yoshi-san exports hi-fi exotica from Japan like that from the Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, the Spec Corporation, fo. Q, Audio Replas, KRYNA, SFORZAT, Murasakino Ltd, Acoustic Revive, and now... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Oyaide Silver & Silk Headshell Leads! Updates.

A while back as I was fine tuning the voicing of the Sumile MC phono cartridge that's in for review, I noticed the stock headshell wires on my Schick headshell were looking a little ragged from swapping cartridges in and out a lot, so I thought I'd replace them. My first thought was to replace... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Duelund DCA12GA Tinned-Copper Tone Wire!

A care package of Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper tone wire arrived from Frederik today! Woo hoo! I've really been looking forward to giving the new Duelund DCA12GA a listen after reading all of your positive comments about it!   As a reminder from the breaking news post announcing the new DCA12GA, it uses 65 strands of 0.25mm tinned-copper... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Sophia Electric EL34-ST & Aqua 274B Vacuum Tubes!

I get really excited about vacuum tubes! When Sue and Richard at Sophia Electric contacted me about doing an article about their new Sophia Electric™ EL34-ST vacuum tubes I was quite intrigued. I don't know what it is, but every time I see a vacuum tube with the 'ST' style of glass bulb shape I just swoon, I... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Murasakino Musique Analogue 'Sumile' MC Phonograph Cartridge from Japan!

I've mentioned before that I get pretty excited whenever I hear from Yoshi-san & Elia-san (father & son) of the MuSon Project in Osaka, Japan, who export Japanese audio exotica to The World, because it means that something exciting is about to happen audio-wise! Yoshi-san told me that he had a new phonograph cartridge that he... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: The Latest AC Power Supply Wonders from Acoustic Revive! Part 1, the RPT-6 Absolute.

As I mentioned in my article for Positive Feedback about the Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Supply Conditioner, I am always intrigued when I get a message from Yoshi-san or Elia-san from the MuSon Project in Osaka, Japan, who export Japanese audio exotica to The World. Every time I get a message from Messrs. Hontani I get... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: Bumblebees & Tropical Fish

If you read my recent post about tone capacitors you know there are three vintage capacitors that are very highly regarded for their tone, the Sprague Black Beauty, the Sprague Bumblebee, and the Mullard Tropical Fish, and they represent a sort of 'holy trinity' of tone for electric guitarists, as well as being at least partly responsible for the rich, musical tone,... Read More »

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