LISTENING IMPRESSIONS: Some Quality Time With the Fritz Carrera Monitors

Following on the heels of my Fritz Carbon 7 SE review, I got another phone call from Fritz Heiler (always a good thing). He wanted to know how his upmarket monitor, the Fritz Carrera Rev 7 BE, would sound paired with my Audio Note Kits Kit 1 300B amp. Having throughly enjoyed getting to know the Carbon 7 … More LISTENING IMPRESSIONS: Some Quality Time With the Fritz Carrera Monitors

Coming Attractions!

Hi, Folks! It’s been about a month since my last post, but Steve’s Audio Blog is still here and I’ve got some great stuff coming down the pike. Expect to see these posts in the near future. Listening Impressions of the Fritz Carrera Rev 7 BE Last we heard from Fritz Heiler, we were enjoying the lovely Carbon 7 … More Coming Attractions!

New Tubes, Part II

As I mentioned in my last post, I’d originally planned to hold off for the foreseeable future on upgrading the 300B tubes of my Audio Note Kits Kit 1 amp, due to the stratospheric prices demanded for those tubes. For example, I swear to you that what follows is an unaltered screen grab from a current … More New Tubes, Part II

EQUIPMENT REVIEW: The Fritz Speakers Carbon 7 SE

I don’t have a great track record when it comes to attending regional audio shows. Several years ago, I had made all the necessary plans to immerse myself in Denver’s annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, the biggest high end audio show in North America, but I got into a major car accident on the way to the airport. … More EQUIPMENT REVIEW: The Fritz Speakers Carbon 7 SE

Sadness

There will be a bit of a hiatus in my posting to this blog as my family and I mourn the death of my mother, who passed away on July 25th. She was 92 years old and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She was charitable, loving and kind and volunteered for many years bringing comfort and … More Sadness

The Speakers of Planet SET, Part III

Hello again! As promised last time, in this third installment of our survey of highly efficient, SET-friendly speakers, we’ll look at some of the more moderately priced offerings from a number of manufacturers. Of course, what constitutes “moderately” priced is both relative and subjective, depending upon your budget and your priorities, so this division into … More The Speakers of Planet SET, Part III

The Speakers of Planet SET, Part II

If audiophilia is a human subculture, and those devoted to tube amplification a subculture within the audiophile community, then those tube devotees who reserve their enthusiasm (and their funds) for SET amps must be a sub-subculture of the audiophile world. Or something like that. That said, the community of SET lovers requires speakers through which to play the music that waits … More The Speakers of Planet SET, Part II