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Welcome to Jeff's Place

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Greetings music lovers, and welcome to the new Jeff’s Place located at Positive Feedback!

Dave & David offering a no-cost-to-me spot on Positive Feedback servers is a big help, not only from a cost standpoint, but also from an IT support, website security, archival, etc., standpoint.

Locating Jeff’s Place at Positive Feedback is a win-win for both web sites in that it will bring new readers to Jeff’s Place from Positive Feedback that wouldn’t normally be visiting, and vice-versa.

You’ll see that all the great content of Jeff’s Place has been preserved, which is fantastic, but you will notice a couple of changes to Jeff’s Place as a result of the move to Positive Feedback.… Read the full article

CanEVER Audio La Scala Amplifier

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

CanEVER Audio La Scala Amplifier

This article was written by and contributed to Positive Feedback by Roland Dietl of our affiliate publication in Germany, HiFi Statement.

You may remember the ZeroUnoDAC and the ZeroUno PLUS looking like a small, tubed power amp, which inspired me a lot. Now, CanEVER Audio has expanded its product portfolio through offering a real power amp – the LaScala, beside which both ZeroUnos looks really dainty.

The story started at the beginning of 2017 when I met Mario Canever and Rainer Israel from CanEVER Audio during a business lunch.… Read the full article

47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

47 laboratory Flatfish CD player and Progression DAC

This article, as reviewed by Francisco Duran, Dave Clark, Larry Fisher, and Larry Cox, originally ran in Issue 1, June/July 2002 Positive Feedback

To say that the 47 Labs CD combo is unconventional in its design and looks is an understatement. The Model 4713 Flatfish player/transport is a rather small, rectangular, top-loading unit that is precariously perched atop three spikes. All of its controls are on the top front, along with its hard-to-read display (that is, hard to read unless you are looking down on it).… Read the full article

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The 15th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2018

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Beginning at the end of 2003, PF established its first annual awards for fine audio. The Brutus Award was established for the best that David Robinson and Dave Clark (and Carol Clark) had heard in their own listening rooms during that year. You can think of it as our equivalent of an “Editors’ Choice” award.

The Gizmo Award, on the other hand, was established in memory of our very good audio friend, Harvey “Gizmo” Rosenberg, and is given by David Robinson to the most conspicuous audiomaniac(s) of the year.… Read the full article

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The Audiophobe File:  A Safe Place To Scream!

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

This article by Laura Lovell ran when Positive Feedback was in print. Volume 9, No. 1, Fall 2000

I WANT MY OWN DAMN LISTENING ROOM!!!!

So screeches Inner Miss Selfishness. Actually, I didn’t understand this need until quite recently, when my husband Ross informed me that I wanted one. He also told me that I am to Build A Kit, something called a “preamp.”

All right. As I am always on the lookout for The Next Big Thing, this sounded fine.… Read the full article

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Odeon 17 Loudspeakers

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Victor Chavira, Dave Clark, and Larry Cox, originally ran when audioMusings was in print. Issue 3. 1998

I always welcome the opportunity to listen to speakers other than my. own. Usually, the experience confirms my wisdom in choosing Magneplanars. No matter the strengths of a particular speaker, I always return gratefully to the open and spacious sound of my Maggies. (I wear my audio bias proudly on my sleeve.) A dynamic speaker would have to swing mighty hard in order for me to consider switching.… Read the full article

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The exaSound PlayPoint DM – Designer's Notes

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

George Klissarov and David W. Robinson

exaSound PlayPoint DM

George Klissarov, AXPONA 2017

exaSound’s new flagship device, the PlayPoint DM Dual-Mono D/A Converter and Network Audio Server, is the high point of my life-long obsession with audio and eight years of research, design, and the making of DACs and streamers. We entered the audiophile market with the introduction of the world’s first multi-channel DXD DAC, followed by the world’s first DSD256 DAC. Our devices didn’t follow the established design patterns; we did what we believed will bring the best sound fidelity and transparency.… Read the full article

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The Schröder LT Tonearm Story

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Steve Dobbins of Xact Audio and Dr. David W. Robinson

I asked Steve Dobbins to give the background story of the design of the remarkable Schröder LT tonearm for his The Beat reference turntable, which I have reviewed elsewhere in this issue. He sent along the following comments for your benefit.

Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor

I’ve been fortunate to know Frank Schröder since the early 2000s. We were both part of a group of music fans that got together once a year in Miami to compare new and prototype audio gear. … Read the full article

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How I Got Into Turntables – and Turntables Got Into Me!

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Dr. David W. Robinson and Steve Dobbins

This sidebar article is by Steve Dobbins of Xact Audio, the designer of The Beat turntable that I’ve reviewed else in this issue. I asked Steve to provide the tale of how he ended up doing what he does in the wild world of turntables. He has generously sent along this brief summary of that path.

Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor

Turntables

I had my very own record player when I was six years old.… Read the full article

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The Spectron 1KW Digital Amplifier – A Pure Class D Killer!

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

This article, as reviewed by Mike Pappas, originally ran when Positive Feedback was in print. Volume 6, Issue 4.

A Pure Class D Project

How did I get into this? Well, our fearless editor David Robinson called me about eight weeks ago and told me one of the most fantastic tales I have ever heard…

It seems he had gotten a call from one of the co-founders of Infinity, a John Ulrick, who was now the owner of a company called Spectron.… Read the full article

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