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RTR Tape Start to EQ (updated July 17, 2024)


Harold Tichenor is a Rell-to-Reel (RTR) tape archivist with over 40 years of experience as a professional. His prior article for Positive Feedback was an important summary of RTR provenance and tape generations, which I highly recommend to our readers. In this article, Harold outlines the history and elementals of RTR tape reproduction. It is... Read More »


Adventures at the Far End of Reality


This article by Roger S. Gordon originally ran in Issue 8, August/September 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. Random surfing on the Web can produce interesting results. It was... Read More »


Do Streaming Services Have a Sound?


I'm pleased to introduce this article by my audio friend, Ferenc Koscsó, founder of My Reel Club™ and eminent recording engineer. As so often in today's world, Ferenc (who lives in Budapest) and I have never met in person, but over the past five years we've shared many online communications about things audio. His goal... Read More »


The Twentieth Century and the Birth of Audio Technology


This article by John Pearsall originally ran in Positive Feedback ISSUE 3 October/November 2002, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online.  The Twentieth Century and the Birth of Audio Technology: Some... Read More »


An Evaluation of Vinyl Re-issues and the Companies Doing Them from 1995


New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print but you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. Original text and commentary by Brian Hartsell, now sadly departed…. During the last two years the growing resurgence of new and reissue vinyl releases has become more than just a... Read More »


If it Sounds Good, it IS Good


This article by Dan Wright of ModWright originally ran in Positive Feedback ISSUE 4 December/January 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online.  Dan Wright has joined the editorial group here at... Read More »


The 20th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2023


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 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,... Read More »


2023 Pacific Audio Fest


The following show report was written by John Hughes. John is a long time friend and offered to share his perspective of the Pacific Audio Fest. A brief introduction to John Hughes I started my Audiophile journey at 16 when I begged my father to buy a vintage Magnavox Console at a garage sale. I... Read More »


Sophia Electric Baby Integrated


This article by Francisco Duran and Ed Morawski originally ran in Issue 8, August/September 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. The Sophia Baby is a cute little (7 x... Read More »


Songer Audio S1 Field Coil Point-Source Loudspeaker


With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music where Bob Grossman shares his thoughts on the Songer Audio S1 Field Coil Point-Source Loudspeaker. Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief Singing a magnificent song. Review by Bob Grossman Do you remember as a kid when you first heard an excellent quality music system? It was... Read More »


Eminent Technology LFT-11 Planar Magnetic Multimedia Loudspeakers


This article by Gary Beard originally ran in Issue 10, October/November 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. Eminent Technology Eminent Technology's computer speaker system, the LFT-11 Planar Magnetic Multimedia... Read More »


FiiO R7 Desktop Digital Music Streamer, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier


With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music where Steven R. Rochlin shares his thoughts on the FiiO R7. Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief A superb DAC, streamer, preamplifier, and headamp designed for music lovers. Review By Steven R. Rochlin   When FiiO sent me an e-mail showcasing their new R7 desktop stereo... Read More »


E.A.R. 864 Integrated


This article by Ed Morawski originally ran in Issue 6, April/May 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. E.A.R. 864 Although I was very pleased with my Plinius CD-LAD preamp,... Read More »


On the Road Again: Featuring Greg Weaver's Home Audio System


With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music where Maurice Jefferies visits the home of Greg Weaver, also known as the Audio Analyst Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief The New Apartment Lounge's Maurice Jeffries visits the Audio Analyst at home for the third time. Report By Maurice Jeffries What would we do without... Read More »


David Berning - The Zero-Hysteresis ZH270 Amplifier


This article by Gary Beard originally ran in Issue 5, February/March 2003, so while we call this section "New Old Stock - Articles from Our Days in Print" you are also going to see some articles from our early days of going online. A Lighthearted Look at the Lightweight ChAMP of the World: The Zero-Hysteresis... Read More »


Women's Listening


Part 1: About the Brain From the Editor In her first column for High Fidelity, Malwina Prus-Zielinska talks about how our brain works and what sounds have to do with it. Women's Listening is a series of essays written by Malwina Prus-Zielinska, an occupational therapist by profession, a music fan by choice, and an audiophile's... Read More »


Vermouth Audio Studio Monitor Loudspeakers


With this article, Positive Feedback continues its content-sharing relationship with Enjoy the Music where Tom Lyle shares his thoughts on the Vermouth Audio Studio Monitor Loudspeakers. Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief A good-looking and great-sounding loudspeaker. Review By Tom Lyle Vermouth Audio is located in the Indonesian province of Bali, which is located east of Java. Most know... Read More »


A Fond Farewell from Walker Audio


Lloyd Walker listening to his Proscenium Black Diamond Level V Turntable (photograph courtesy of Walker Audio) (From a Facebook posting made by Felicia Walker within the last 24 hours, December of 2022.) This will be the last posting on the Walker Audio facebook page and this page will be deleted in a few days. For... Read More »


The 19th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2022


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 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,... Read More »


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