Thöress Phono Entzerrer!


Dear Music Lovers,

our tube-based fully active Parametric Phono Equalizer (”The Phono Enhancer”) is
probably the most versatile phono device world wide – and certainly one of the finest
sounding ones, regardless of price !

Not only that it offers 6 inputs for various types of cartridges and customizable loads on
any MC input. The Enhancer features a novel kind of tone control facility based on a
truly outstanding circuit topology, such avoiding any clumsy conventional tone control
ciruitry. Hereby the 3 edge frequencies (time constants) of the phono deemphassis curve
itsself are made adjustable within wide limits via three 6-position-rotary-switches.
One of the settings adresses the most widely used “”RIAA correction””, of course,
which actually refers to the “”New Ortophonic Playback Curve”” established by RCA
along with the vinyl Microgroove Records in the early 1950s.

These tone control facilities will be found extremely usefull and most effective for
restoring all kinds of tonal artifacts which may have been introduced during the various
manufactoring processes of a given record , while this cannot be achieved in the
conventional manner via “treble-and-bass” tone regulators (relying on one fixed edge
frequency) – not to mention the sound degrading sideeffects involved with such a
topology. Tonal restoration is known to be beneficial with monaural records but in fact
numerous records from the Stereo era will be found to considerably gain from the subtle
restoration facilities provided by the Enhancer too.

In view of all these features, our minimlistic but nevertheless most sophisticated
Parametric Phono Equalizer fully deserves to be called a “Phono Enhancer”.

Greetings from Germany,

Reinhard Thöress

A Tribute to Profesional Audio Equipment
from the Golden Age of the Electronic Tube.

Audioengine B1 Bluetooth / DAC Receiver! $189

AUSTIN, Texas – August 7th, 2014 – Audioengine® today introduced the Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth® Music Receiver. The B1 is a high-fidelity audio component that easily integrates into your music system and plays music directly from your library or streams from any app. The B1 streams high-quality audio from any Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, computer, or tablet to Audioengine powered speakers, a stereo receiver, or any music system.

Easy setup
We’ve made Bluetooth device pairing extremely easy and no special setup or software is required.

Upgrade your Bluetooth
You already have Bluetooth on your tablet, computer, or phone, so connect the Audioengine B1 to your existing system and experience stunning wireless audio quality and range. The B1 offers aptX, 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended range.

“No longer is Bluetooth a one-room wireless solution with mediocre audio quality. The simplified setup of the B1, longer-range wireless and incredible sound all make B1 a game-changer,” says Audioengine Director, Dave Evans. “Our goal was to take Bluetooth to the next level and we feel the B1 exceeds our expectations – and we hope our customers agree.”

Easy setup, connects in seconds
Plug-n-play, no software to install
Superior sound and extended range
Streams audio from any media player
Connects to any music system
24-bit upsampling DAC (same DAC as the Audioengine D1)

John Aielli


Radio is unlistenable unless you’re “left of the dial”. John Aielli’s Eklektikos show started 48 years ago! It’s indeed eclectic. The shows have themes and Mr. Aielli’s insights are somewhat peculiar at times. Sometimes there is dead air. Sometimes you’re blown away and sometimes you want to slap a bumper sticker on your car warning others. Love him or hate him, John is part of what made Austin “weird”. Check his show out on KUTX 98.9.


Aielli in Austin Monthly

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Shit John Aielli Says


The first two orders are SOLD OUT! Order NOW to shorten your wait!
Come hear it! I have one and Justine’s Brasserie will be sporting one shortly.

Buy a RP8 turntable and ARIA phono stage.
Get a FREE Apheta cartridge!

REGA UPGRADE PROGRAM (only at whetstone audio)

RP1 Turntables trading up to a RP3 or higher will receive up to $250 credit.
BRIO-R owners will get up to $500 credit towards the new ELEX-R or ELICIT-R!
APOLLO-R owners will get up to $500 credit towards the SATURN-R.


First it was the Elicit returning from yore, now it’s the Elex, one of the first integrated amps Rega Research made more than two decades ago. The 2014 iteration is the Elex-R, based on two highly-acclaimed amps from the current range, the entry-level Brio-R and heavyweight Elicit-R.

Of course, it’s nothing much like its namesake from the past. According to the Rega literature, the Elex-R is a “sublime blend of the Brio-R design with the power circuits and advanced phono stage of the Elicit-R”. This should certainly make it a tempting prospect for Rega fans who yearned for more power than the former had but who could not quite step up to the latter.

Specifications for the Elex-R are:
– 90 watts per channel into 6 ohm, 72 watts into 8 ohm
– Four line inputs, preamp out and record out
– High-specification integrated phono stage (MM)
– Full-width case with improved heat dissipation
– New custom transformer
– Combined feedback and passive volume control preamp
– Enhanced power supplies for the driver stage
– Dedicated mini remote handset
– $1795
– Coming July 2014