12 Sep 18
Axl's Catch Groove

Question: What is tube rolling? Answer: Tube rolling is the process of trying out a number of tubes in the same spot in an amplifier and selecting the one that sounds best to you. This can be very helpful in optimizing the tone of the amplifier. Tung-Sol Several years ago I got into tube HiFi […]

11 Aug 18
Music & Hi-fi Appreciations

This is a great video showing and explaining the use of a device for checking cartridge azimuth setting. Jim Fosgate designed the Fozgometer azimuth range meter. More recently, his Phono Crosstalk Reduction unit is available from JoLida, and is being incorporated into the F159 phono preamp from Black Ice Audio. I reviewed the Foz […]

29 Jun 18

Jolida Fusion DACTransport – Buy – Jolida Fusion DACTransport

29 Jun 18

Jolida Fusion DACTransport – Buy – Jolida Fusion DACTransport

26 May 18
Music & Hi-fi Appreciations

My latest review at TNT- Audio – a very effective and easy record playing enhancement tool.

19 May 18
Music & Hi-fi Appreciations

My latest review at TNT-Audio. This sound stage expander is highly effective.

30 Apr 18
Music & Hi-fi Appreciations

A very worthwhile critical read on the use of controls in recorded music amplification. Suggested are: phase and balance, illumination, dynamics, rhythm, temperature, width, tone, texture, position, depth, and weight. I have three devices that do some of this control – iFi iTube, TaKet Sound Stage Activator, and Jolida Foz SS-X Sound Stage Expander.

12 Apr 18
Part-Time Audiophile

Mat Weisfeld and Co. over in New Jersey at VPI Industries have been very busy indeed these last several months (Congrats to Mat, his wife Jane, and their whole family on the birth of their daughter Shyla) designing new equipment, and extending their warranty to a full five years, but it’s the new 12-inch Fatboy […]

22 Mar 18
PrimaLuna's Blog

Kevin; I wanted to let you know that my PrimaLuna integrated amp arrived Thursday. It was not what I expected. It was more than I expected. I am completely shocked at the quality and look of the amp. I plugged it in and have listened for hours now. WOW. I was not really sure what […]

02 Mar 18

Product: Jolida Fusion DAC / Pre Stereo Tube Preamplifier w/ DAC; Bluetooth (New) Product SKU: 11702 Serial Number: 0066-VIAH Voltage: 115V What is Included: 100% complete in sealed factory packaging. Age: NEW Tobacco Exposure: No Service History: None MSRP: $950 Product Specifications Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $37– including packaging and insurance. For all other […]

25 Feb 18
The Audio Files

While this work horse is on the bench I’ve decided to due some overdue upgrades/mods. Already a clean and punchy preamp it got even better when I swapped out the tubes and put in (2) NOS Mullard 12AT7’s and (2) Northern Electric 12AX7’s….giving me a hint of what this simple design is capable of….updates to […]

23 Feb 18
The Audio Files

  Power Amplifiers:  Accuphase P300 (150w per channel @ 8ohms – class AB), Nuprime STA-9 (120w per channel @ 8ohms – class D), Magnavox 6BQ5 Single-Ended Tube (2.5w per channel @ 8ohms – class A), (2) PS Audio Model 2C  (70w per channel @ 8ohms – class AB) used as monoblocks   Preamplifiers:  Accuphase C200 […]

20 Feb 18
Beverly Munoz

What choice of law rule applies to trade secrets claims?  No North Carolina appellate court has answered that question, but Judge Robinson of the NC Business Court stepped into that breach in his Opinion in SciGrip v. Osae, 2018 NCBC 10. The Plaintiff certainly didn’t like the answer, as it resulted in the dismissal of its […]