Heed CanAmp

Highly sought after by head-fi addicts, the Heed CanAmp is now on the floor! Headphone systems are a great way to get high quality audio without throwing down tons of money. A perfect solution for the office or dorm. All you need is a computer, DAC and some headphones.

Whetstone's Headphone Station

Whetstone's Headphone Station

Well Tempered DPS Power Supply

A power supply for Well Tempered turntables. The DPS (Dedicated Power Supply) features high quality components throughout to completely eradicate spurious noise for truly silent analog playback.

Along with the dedicated output for Well Tempered turntables (Amadeus & Simplex variants) the DPS also features a pair of additional 12v outputs for running other audiophile components such as phono stages.

The award winning Well Tempered Amadeus and DPS will be on the floor in about a month!

Frode Gjerstad Trio @ Carousel Lounge August 24


Drawing heavily upon the energy of the free-jazz continuum as defined by Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane, alto saxophonist Frode Gjerstad is a pioneer of Norwegian improvised music. His various ensembles have served as a training ground for the current (and most vital) generation of Norwegian experimental musicians. Gjerstad first came to prominence with British percussionist John Stevens’ group in the 1980s, and later played in a trio with William Parker and Hamid Drake. His career has spanned over 30 years and has included collaborations with many of the leading lights of improvised and experimental music including Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Louis Moholo-Moholo, and noise musician Lasse Marhaug.

Powerhouse drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is no stranger to adventurous Austin music audiences. He has taken part in some of EpistrophyArts’ most noted presentations including sold out performances by The Thing, The Peter Brotzmann Tentet, and Atomic. Nilssen-Love has established himself as a powerful and dynamic musician through his wide ranging collaborations with leading improvisors Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee and left-field rock artists like Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke,the Ex’s Andy and Terrie, and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto.

gretchen phillips

Sometimes I get calls from musicians who just got a test pressing or 500+ records. “Dude! Can I come by with my record and hear it on one of your systems?” Sure! I got to hear Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga that way!
I got one such call the other day from Gretchen Phillips. She tore over here with her new record, a retro / neu disco affair with all the humor you’d expect from the woman who brought us the gem “I spent my last $10 on birth control and beer”. The inner track was distorting at her house, but seemed fine on the P5. Whew! So we went to the pub where Ms. Phillips was quite well behaved. We spoke of the virtues of Gary Newman, how he’s some kind of idiot savant, master of the Moog and how much we both dug his song , Down In The Park. I got 001/500 of her new record. Benefits!

Zu Essence, in the house!

UPS came with a dolly today! After some grunting, the Essence sat before me ready to be hooked up to the little Leben 300xs. 15 watts of silky smoothness powered the beastly Essence up to party levels. A customer was listening to them as I cleaned some of his records. I said, “not bad for 15 watts eh?” He was baffled that it wasn’t much much more. Obviously they need a lot of break in but the first thing that I noticed after the first few notes was they had some bass and authority! They are definitely pushing some air! A step up from the Omen tweeters. The ribbon super tweeters on these sparkle!