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.

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

It’s been a while!

I was in the doldrums. Nasty political climate, mass shootings, kids in cages and burning rain forests have taken a toll on ALL of us! Along with my street being closed for nearly five months... well, let's just say I needed a vacation away from Austin, scooters and "screens"! I left for three weeks and toured across the great state of Colorado! I came back with a big smile on my face and the motivation to share my love of music again! I noticed I haven't done any interesting links in years!

Here's some cool stuff. Enjoy!
Goodbye to a Total Badass!
80's Jamaican Dancehall Scene
Fairy Doors
PG Moreno!
music in your brain
Hooteroll
Lost NYC hip hop club
Lean
Futuro House
Dangerous Minds
Ptolemaic Terrascope
Pink Slip / Dinola

Those are Fyne!

Coming in the near future are Fyne Audio from Scotland. They have a few different lines. I'll be getting the F301 ($425/pr.) and F303 ($945/pr.) and later, the 501 ($1795/pr.).

For the cost of a few nights on the town, you won't want to leave the house!

FYNE AUDIO

Mardi Gras & SXSW!!!! By Appointment Only!

It's that time of the year!!! From March 1st through March 18th, I will be open By Appointment Only! I'm in two bands and am an avid music lover! SXSW is my "Staycation" and intensive liver therapy week. I will probably be in the neighborhood!

All you have to do is CALL ME to set up a convenient time to meet. 512-784-8282

easy peasy.

THE NEW REGA P8 & NEO PSU!!!! Come hear it!

The Planar 8 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable, the 'Naiad'. We decided early on that instead of an evolution of the previous RP8, the new Planar 8 was to be developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of 'Naiad' at an affordable price. Our aim was to deliver a level of performance far beyond what has been achieved at this price point before.

Every aspect of the Planar 8 is engineered to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. We have used the most advanced materials and engineering solutions built around a supremely lightweight plinth to ensure the greatest level of performance.The Planar 8 is supplied with the new RB880 tonearm and Neo PSU as standard which offers electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment to ensure total accuracy and control over the motor. The outer frame of the previous model has now been removed and a new stylish, removable, single piece dustcover has been introduced further reducing the overall mass of the turntable.

Innuos ZENith Mk3 in the house!

The agonizing wait is over! I just got in the new Innuos ZENith Mk3 music streamer and I have seen the light! This is the de facto, best streamer on the market. Super simple set up and sound quality is the best I've heard. Partnered with the Aqua La Voce DAC and your existing system, you won't want to leave the house! Don't believe me? Book an appointment.

My Trip To Louisiana!

I had a whirlwind of a weekend!
First, we dropped our son off to college at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches Texas! We said our tearful goodbyes and continued down the road to Monroe, Louisiana. We got a good night sleep and met up with my client in the morning. He's been slowly building his system with me for the past two years! His system consists of a Box Furniture Rack, Rega RP10 turntable, Dynavector XX2 cartridge, Auditorium 23 Hommage T1 SUT and cables, Harbeth 40.2 loudspeakers, Vibex Generalife power conditioner, Leben CS1000P power amp and Leben RS-28CX pre amp with MM phono stage on board. The last items to round out the system were the Leben amps and A23 SUT. I said I certainly needed to make a road trip to put it all together! The end result was very satisfying!

"Many Thanks Brian!! We have effectively nailed a two decade search! I just could never find the synergy until you hooked up the Leben and Harbeth in your shop!! We kinda took it to a pretty high level-NO DOUBT!!!!! Good things come to those who wait, as they say....."

After that, the wife and I headed down to New Orleans!

Pool Party with the wonderful Sue & Jimmy Ford of Dinola!

Caught The Hot 8 Brass Band!

...and spent an extra day getting pickled!

Go Commando!


I just got in some Groove Washer Commando cleaning kits and the SC1 stylus cleaners. These products do a great job keeping your records in tip top shape! They're not even outrageously priced! Commando $12.95 / SC1 $19.95

Leben CS-300F integrated amp from Japan!

LEBEN REVIEW

Leben are easily one of my top three favorite brands at the shop.If you're looking for your "forever amp", look no further. They only have a handful of products but all are very special. Instead of introducing a new model every year, Leben just try to keep up with demand. The factory averages only one piece per day. Everything is handmade and point to point wired. Do you wish "things were made like they used to"? They are. You just have to dig a little deeper...