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..
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!
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
In my never ending search for “awesome” and “value”, I’ve found the next great contender. They call X12 the “swiss army knife of audio”. What does it do? Basically everything. HD Hi Fi Music Server with database, CD Ripper, High Quality DAC, Built-in 60W Amplifier, Network Streamer, FM / Internet radio, UPNP, Apple Airplay and Bluetooth. You will need to buy a HDD disc. I got a 2 TB for $80 off Amazon. Dump ALL of your CD’s on this and access them through the APP. Just add some speakers or look into the other Cocktail Audio products for the perfect fit. The X12 is a great place to start without forking out tons of cash. A winner at $799!
Coming to the shop are the Micromega MY Range products! This (built in France) line consists of the MyAmp integrated / DAC w/ Bluetooth ($649), MyGroov ($299) mm / mc phono pre, MyZic ($299) headphone amp, MyDAC ($399) and MySpeakers ($495). This will be the new “entry level” at the shop.
I remember being around three years old and playing a stack of 45’s my aunt left at our house. This was the one that started it all! I remember playing this over and over. It was WILD! It was FAST! It was ROCK & ROLL!! I still have this record and it’s still my favorite.