SXSW RECORD BINGE!

So, my Tetris skills have reached the brink. I’ve run out of room and some records need to go. See that wall? Most (not all, just ask) are HALF OFF!!! See the Island? Those are 10% OFF! Come Haggle, Come Barter (beer always makes me weak). That wall MUST GO!! The store will be getting revamped. I’ll still carry good records, but it will be paired down. This sale starts NOW and will run the course of SXSW. Come git ‘em!

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DeVore Fidelity and Box Furniture

The Brooklyn Navy Yard!   Lots of weird, top secret activities have gone down here over the past 60 years.  The coolest thing is DeVore Fidelity and Box Furniture!!

The Brooklyn Navy Yard! Lots of weird, top secret activities have gone down here over the past 60 years. The coolest thing to come out of here is DeVore Fidelity and Box Furniture!!


Here's Tony Abbate from Box.  We were listening to the new DeVore Gibbon X playing through the excellent Leben CS-600 integrated amp from Japan.  Box not only makes excellent equipment racks, but also the enclosures for DeVore's speakers.  They are literally located next to each other.  Once again, proof there are still quality products made in the USA!

Here’s Tony Abbate from Box. We were listening to the new DeVore Gibbon X playing through the excellent Leben CS-600 integrated amp from Japan. Box not only make excellent equipment racks, but also the enclosures for DeVore’s speakers. They are literally located next to each other. Once again, proof there are still quality products made in the USA!


Lou Lou Bear is the CEO of DeVore Fidelity... No, seriously!  I'm not kidding!  She rules the roost! I love me some Lou Lou Bear.  John probably thinks I came to visit him... heh heh.

Lou Lou Bear is the CEO of DeVore Fidelity… No, seriously! I’m not kidding! She rules the roost! I love me some Lou Lou Bear. John probably thinks I came to visit him… heh heh.

High Water Sound NYC

High Water Sound is located at the base of The Brooklyn Bridge in a building built in 1836!  I've wanted to meet Jeff Catalano for years so I called him up... "Yeah! Come on over!"  Super nice guy with a music addiction as severe as mine.

High Water Sound is located at the base of The Brooklyn Bridge in a building built in 1836! Ever seen the film, Gangs of New York? I’ve wanted to meet Jeff Catalano for years so I called him up… “Yeah, sure man! Come on over!” Super nice guy with a music addiction as severe as mine.

Ever hear Black Sabbath on $200K Cessaro horn speakers driving by 1.5 watts?  Me neither!  It was pretty intense!

Ever hear Black Sabbath on $200K Cessaro horn speakers driving by 1.5 watts? Me neither! It was pretty intense!

The front end of the system was a tw-acustic raven black night turntable fitted with a Miyajima Labs cartridge, Tron Seven phono pre and line stage to Hørning Hybrid SATI mono block amps.  whoa!!  This is taking things to a different level fo' sho'!!

The front end of the system was a tw-acustic raven black night turntable fitted with a Miyajima Labs cartridge, Tron Seven phono pre and line stage to Hørning Hybrid SATI mono block amps. whoa!! This is taking things to a different level fo’ sho’!!

Grado Labs in Brooklyn, NY

Grado Labs has been operating out of the same nondescript location in Brooklyn since 1953! I had the opportunity to meet with John Grado and John Chen last week while I was in town.  I wanted to see first hand the legendary digs and find out more about this great American company!

Grado Labs has been operating out of the same nondescript location in Brooklyn since 1953! I had the opportunity to meet with John Grado and John Chen last week while I was in town. I wanted to see first hand the legendary digs and find out more about this great American company!

Before my visit, I had no idea that Grado made every part in house!  The injection molding machines are over 60 years old!  Don't fix it if it's not broken!

Before my visit, I had no idea that Grado made every part in house! The injection molding machines are over 60 years old! Don’t fix it if it’s not broken!

Grado employs just a handful of people.  They all seemed very focused and content working for such a great company!  Grado are proof that the USA has, and still can, make quality products!  I'm very proud to be a dealer for them.

Grado employs just a handful of people. They all seemed very focused and content working for such a great company! Grado are proof that the USA has, and still can, make quality products! I’m very proud to be a dealer for them.

New York City?

Whetstone Audio will be closed February 23-27. I will reopen on Saturday the 28th. I’m going to New York to visit with Grado Labs, DeVore Fidelity, Box Furniture and Tone Imports! Mainly, I just want some decent Italian food. See Y’all soon..

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LSD! Coming Soon!

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The Funk Firm turntables from the UK are coming to the shop!! The first to appear will be the Little Super Deck (LSD). I’m getting mine equipped with the F6.5 tonearm and 3mm Achromat ($115). Retail price with deck and arm is $1995. LSD is offered in Black or White. The F6.5 tonearm is available by itself for $895.

Read all about it HERE!

Transfiguration Cartridges

New to the shop are the excellent Transfiguration cartridges. “The unique yokeless design and double ring magnet result in an extremely accurate coil / magnet interface in which the coils are positioned right inside the magnets. This ground-breaking design was conceived to remove the variations in flux introduced by traditional magnetic field-dispersing yoke type assemblies. The result is a new level of focus, resolution of the subtlest details and a stunningly live performance”

Read more here: Transfiguration

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