A few years ago I had the pleasure of running into Matt Beardsworth at The Lone Star Audio Fest in Dallas Texas. After a few beers with him, I knew that he wasn't your average audio tweaker. When I walked into his room, my suspicions were correct! His amps are hand crafted using the best parts available and they sounded as good as they looked! It was obvious to me that he designed his amps with his ears. Matt is, after all, an extremely good guitarist!
Skip forward a year later and I again see him at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. By this time, we're fast friends! He even got to witness me at my "hangriest" at a below par Indian Restaurant (sorry Matt)!
Matt moved to Chicago and when I came up to check out AXPONA last year, he scooped me up and brought me back to the Band-Width Headquarters! That's when I really flipped out on what he was capable of! Matt had meticulously made a pair of replica Lansing Hartfield loudspeakers! Listening to his creations, I knew that I had to become his first dealer. I currently have his latest offering, The Kaskode One Phono Preamplifier in the shop!
Have I mentioned Matt is only in his mid twenties and an engineer at Texas Instruments? He's what I call an "Old Soul". He's taken a ride on this mortal coil a few times now. I'm confident that the future of Hi-Fi is going to be just fine.
Below is a link to an interview with him:
I just got the Japanese made Spec RSA-M3 integrated amp in for review! This is Class D done absolutely right! 60 watts into 8 ohms.
Please book an appointment and experience it for yourself!
I just got in the new GrooveWasher record cleaning kits! They look like the old Disc Washers from the 70's, but these have been updated and work like a charm! Records are noticeably quieter. I've been putting it to the test and I can honestly say they work really well. Please, for the love of God, don't use Elmer's Glue or wash them in the sink like dishes. Get one of these along with a good carbon fiber brush and your filthy record troubles will be over. They're $29.95 and the 6 oz. G2 Fluid refill kit is $19.95. Snap Crackle Pops be gone!
I'm expanding my offerings from Sugden. They match very well with DeVore and Harbeth speakers. Come hear for yourself!
The Bardo has a magnetic direct drive motor that was developed by Helmut Brinkmann. There is only one bearing for the motor and the platter, a circular magnet is mounted into the bearing of the platter and is concentrically driven into rotation via coils on the circuit board under the magnet. An electronic circuit drives the coils via two magnetic sensitive resistors that react to the magnetic fields into a highly constant and slow circular movement.