Hola 2022!


It's been a bit. What a couple of furious years! The good news is that business is great! All this home incarceration has been a great time for upgrades and getting into a new system for many of you! I appreciate it! I hope music is filling the void for travel and being with friends. At least a little..

LOTS of news to share with you!

I've become a Jean Marie Reynaud dealer. These are excellent speakers made in France that are of excellent quality and sensible pricing! The Lunnas are an absolute steal at $2250!


Line Magnetic 845 Premium

The Line Magnetic 845 Premium integrated amp is coming soon. The DeVore O/Baby's are as well. I finally got another Sugden A21 Signature in as is the DAC4. Sugden have experienced major growth over the last year. Wait time is around 5 months and there are no color options until they catch up. Titanium is it! It's worth the wait!


Wand 14-4

The Wand 14-4 turntable and 10.3 arm will be on demo soon..


I once again have the Leben 300xs on the floor.

I hope 2022 will bring speedier deliveries, better supply chain times, less scary virus variants and better health to all!



Sugden Masterclass IA4 integrated amp

After many months, the shop has a new favorite! The IA4 is 33 watts of pure Class A pleasure! Balanced input and on board MM phono will have you in pure bliss mode. Give me a call for a demonstration!!

Voxativ Hagen Tower!!!

Hagen Tower $6900 / pair

The Hagen Tower – a new column-style variant inspired by the Hagen monitor. This tower version retains a level of sound reproduction that is linear over the entire frequency range and free from signal altering affects caused by crossovers or other passive components. The signal remains as pure as possible.

The new housing design is a back-loaded horn, but modified with our unique Voxativ Acoustic Stealth Technology® (AST®). It prevents the build up of unwanted resonances and standing waves within the housing in a way that helps to tame the colorations that could occur.

Our 5” handmade paper cone driver’s light yet rigid cone is made from Japanese calligraphy paper. This cone is driven by our neodymium magnet design inclusive of the AF-1a.

The Hagen Tower is made with highest quality workmanship – coated with real piano lacquer that dresses this premium speaker with an elegant shine.

The Hagen Tower can work fullrange easily with every 300B, 2A3 single ended or similar amps.

Technical Data

Frequency Response
50 - 33.000 Hz

VOXATIV AF-1a or others

= 96,0 dB / 2,83V / 1 m (2000Hz)

50 W sinus

Dimensions (W x H x D)
20,5 x 92 x 25 cm / 8" x 40" x 10"

Piano Finish, white or black, veneers

15 kg / 22 lbs


After 25 years, I've decided to lose my land line 512 477-8503. Hopefully I'll get less Bot Calls. Please reach out through email.


Resistor Mag is based beneath the fossil-fuel smudged horizons of Vancouver, British Columbia. Usually found squinting at the sun with a laptop, headphones and a coffee, we look for inspiration in all things music, art, design, hi-fi and eclectic-culture oriented.


Well Well Well

I've been neglecting this website and blog for quite sometime. This past Summer found me chillin' in our $100 Intex pool and slamming adult beverages to keep cool in Covid Texas USA! The new APPOINTMENT ONLY schedule is basically a dream come true. I'm also a new "empty nester". The kids are off to "Zoom University". Easing into the next "new normal"...

I've added some goodies and will get it tightened up in the coming weeks. Lots of cool things going on! The new Brinkmann Taurus is coming soon. It will be decked out with the 12.1 arm, Pi cartridge and RöNt power supply! The only turntable I know of with a remote control!

Also new to the shop are Fyne Loudspeakers. Former team from Tannoy bailed and started their own company! These are excellent speakers that are actually affordable!

I've recently gotten in the Aqua La Scala DAC. It is the best DAC I've ever heard!

If you don't have a ton of money to throw at an Aqua DAC may I redirect you to the Merason Frerot ("little brother"). At $1250 you'll flesh out the nuances and soundstage from my killer Innuos music streamers.

The Rega IO entry level integrated amp is here and in stock! This little guy sounds great! Pair it with some Fyne loudspeakers and a turntable and you'll be well on your way to musical nirvana! $595! Phono pre and headphone jack on board!

Covid Sucks

BUZZKILL of 2020

How are Y'all holding up out there? These are some trying times, eh?. Luckily, business has been pretty good! Don't worry, I'm not closing the shop...BUT! I am going to APPOINTMENT ONLY from now on. I may be open for walk-ins on Saturdays in the future and I'll have more in-stores. Don't let this scare you off! Just call me and LEAVE A MESSAGE! I will get back to you if you're not a BOT. I can safely meet you at the shop for consultations and demos. I will also offer an in home demonstration service. More on that later.

That being said, I'm trying to flip some old stock and get some fresh goodies in! There are deals to be had! New DeVore 0/96 are in! The excellent Aqua La Scala mk2 Optologic DAC is here as well. Check the Previous Owned page for all the steals!

Line Magnetic 845ia

The LM-845IA is a quality upgrade of the old LM-518 amplifier. It delivers twenty-two watts per channel. Single ended design, Pure Class A, Integrated Stereo Amplifier with 845 output power tubes. The rear-illuminated front panel meter is used to adjust the polarization of the tubes.
The use of high quality components (Realcap capacitors, ALPS potentiometer) wired in the air for the most part is the guarantee of exemplary reliability. Its transformers output are of EI type, specially disigned for power supply.
Its power and current capacity allows it to manage a very wide range of speakers. The use of the legendary triode 845 offers a listening to an unusual musicality.

- Single ended design
- Class A amplifier
- Point-to-point wiring
- High quality components