Yay!! I got a “shout out”!

The Brinkmann Audio USA Newsletter
Issue #23, November, 2017

Brinkmann Sales Skyrocket! After Brinkmann USA’s busiest Summer ever, sales have continued to grow through Autumn, with no less than FIVE ‘tables and arms sold in the past two weeks alone. Better still, these sales were spread across many Brinkmann dealers and models. One of our newest dealers—Brian DiFrank of Whetstone Audio, Austin, TX—sold both a Bardo/10.0 and a Spyder/10.5 with a RoNt Tube Power Supply within ten days: nice work, Brian!

New Dealers? As Brinkmann Brand Awareness continues to grow, I am being approached by an increasing number of stores asking for a franchise; for the most part, I am turning them down. I take great satisfaction in the fact that we’re dramatically increasing sales with our intimate club of 18 US Dealers. It is my belief that exclusivity enhances consumer demand as well as dealer loyalty and the results prove it. Of course, we will add dealers—I’m not crazy, after all—but we’re not in a rush: when the right candidates present themselves, they will be carefully vetted and I’ll make sure they enhance our brand’s prestige, as well as its sales.

Band-Width Audio. Making American Hi-Fi Great Again!

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:

Golden Ear!

photo from TI.

GrooveWasher Starter Kit

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!