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.
I just got back from AXPONA in Chicago where I was helping out my friend Paul Manos of High Fidelity Services. He brings in Neat Acoustics from England. The Iota Alphas were a BIG hit! The show was a blast and I got to reconnect with a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time.
The very first time I set foot in Chicago was at The Green Mill! An amazing cocktail bar that Al Capone used to frequent. I went with my friends "Super T", "Ho" and "Chuckles" to see the B3 maestro Chris Forman! The organ was on a small stage behind the bar!
After that it was back to the show! Here's the Neat room!
One of the highlights of the show was watching AJ Van den Hul build a cartridge from start to finish! It really takes a steady hand and years of perfection to get it right. AJ is 80!
I tried some later hours and all I did was miss packages. So... back to the old hours. There will be a monthly "Hump Day Hootenanny"! Bring some records and libations! I'll have a featured system set up each time. Dates will be posted!
I'll be closed during SXSW (March 11-20). I'll also be attending the AXPONA show in Chicago (April 20-23)
Monday / Tuesday Appointment Only
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5ish...call if you plan on coming after 4pm
I'm available most of the time. Please call for an appointment!