New Dynavector 20X2 Cartridge!

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Features and Improvements

DV-20X2 has a solid aluminum alloy body and a rigid magnet construction similar to XX-2MKII. The cantilever is a 6mm length of hard aluminum pipe with a Micro-Ridge stylus. The magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism along with powerful neodymium magnets gives the 20X2H a healthy 2.8 mV output - suitable for most MM inputs. The 20X2L has an output of 0.3 mV ideal for most MC phono stages.

Both high and low versions of their 20X2 are available ensure for the optimum end result. The high output model is well suited to valve preamplifiers or electronics that only offer MM inputs whilst the low output version offers superb performance when combined with dedicated moving coil inputs. $850

Buy my low hour floor demo 20X-L for a song! Retail $750 Demo $495!! Gotta be current!

Whew!

EaregaIt's been a busy weekend! I hope you all stuffed yourselves into a Tryptophan / Football induced coma! Marc Phillips AKA Vinyl Anachronist spent the day at the shop checking out the latest goods and later met up with me at End Of An Ear record shop for the Rega event. I just ordered up the Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 and new LFD LE phono Preamp. They should be here in a few days!
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The new Rega DAC!!! $995

I molested and heard it in action while I was in Dallas at Sound Organisation. Yes, it's "all that"! The best under $1K DAC I've ever heard! Already own an Apollo or Planet CD player? Want it to trounce a Saturn? It will. Take advantage of the "cash for clunkers" program (Apollo $150 off / Saturn $600 off with trade in) and get both a Apollo and DAC for $1840. It will improve nearly any digital device in that smooth analog-esque Rega way. When? "Two Weeks mate". Seriously.

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The Rega DAC is a 16/20/24-bit at 32kHz to 192kHz digital to analogue converter incorporating an enhanced version of the Rega designed circuit. Developed to be simple to set up and use, the Rega DAC is designed to optimise performance from any two channel PCM digital audio source such as a CD player PC or streaming device.

With the PC/Laptop and MAC now widely accepted as creditable mediums for storing and streaming music. The use of high quality lossless files such as WAV, FLAC and ALAC offer performance through the DAC equal to and in some cases better than red book CD.

Housed in a custom aluminium and steel case and boasting a pair of Wolfson DAC IC's, 5 user selectable digital filters, two isolated Co-axial inputs, two Toslink SPDIF inputs and an isolated USB input. The Rega DAC is designed and engineered to perform way above its class.

Naim prices going up December 1st! Order NOW!

If you were thinking of buying some hi-fi, do it NOW! Many of my lines prices are going up due to the stellar worthlessness of the dollar. For instance, the Naim UnitiQute has an introductory price of $1995. It's going up to $2500 December 1st! Any orders I submit by November 30th will be at the lower price. This is across the board. If you need more info. please don't hesitate to call me (if you have a local dealer, call them). It's such a steal at $1995! Save yourself $500. HURRY! Whetstone Audio gladly accepts payment in gold / silver coins! (it's been done before!)

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The Perfect Weekend

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I'm playing a gig with my band Invisible Inks in a few hours. It's the Eastside Studio Tour weekend. Tonight I'm heading to Dallas to hang with my best friend Ed. Tomorrow I'll be soaking at King Spa and getting some much needed detoxing and acupressure done. Monday morning heading to Sound Organisation to say hello and talk shop. I hope they have the new Rega DAC there to listen to! I'm really looking forward to my mini-trip!
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LFD & HARBETH are in the shop!!

After many years coveting these two lines, I am now a dealer! LFD electronics and Harbeth Loudspeakers are now on the floor! I have the new LFD LE IV integrated amp and Harbeth P3ESR which is based on the famous BBC LS3/5A. The Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 should be here next week. I also have the 40.1 on the floor (kindly on loan / consignment). I will be rounding out the lines over the next few months.

I've been getting lots of calls. If you have a local Harbeth dealer, please deal with them. I WILL NOT SELL TO YOU IF YOU HAVE A LOCAL DEALER. I DO NOT DISCOUNT! If you're not sure you can look HERE

Whetstone Audio is the only Texas dealer authorized to sell Harbeth and LFD.
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of Montreal / Janelle Monae

Last night I took my eight year old daughter, Lily, to see Janelle Monae (who was amazing) and of Montreal. We had a blast! I got her a T-shirt to wear today at school (remember doing that?) We even got to be right up front! I'm glad my kids are finally at an age where I can bring them to concerts. No, Barney was never allowed in our home... so obnoxious! I figured of Montreal was a good bet because of all the theatrics and costumes. Thankfully the risque' themes were over her head! Can't wait for the next show!
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