Going to see Shane MacGowan and the Pogues!! Been waiting years for this!! His bandmate plays a mean lunch tray! Check out the patch on his eye to help with the double vision. Brilliant! What a pro!
RECAP Pogues were GREAT! Shane still delivers the goods. Go see them in your town!
This past summer I got to visit Quadraspire in Bath, England. Eddie Spruit produces excellent racks that clearly make a difference. These racks are well built, modular, Interior Designer friendly and great value. Now available are the new Q4 EVO, Sunoko-Vent and the new QV-60 speaker stand.
This has been a year of CHANGE. No, our government is still a mess but my shop has many new groundbreaking products. Some of my long standing views on things like power conditioning and "all in ones" have changed. There are now two "all in one" products in my arsenal that actually make sense. I realize that not everyone wants or needs a huge rack of gear. Some people just want a simple system that doesn't take up a ton of real estate. These are ONE box systems that only need a pair of speakers! Bliss!
primare DVD i10
From October 1st through December 31st, REGA is conducting a CA$H FOR CLUNKERS TRADE IN!!! Bring in ANY CD / DVD player, working or non working, and get 15% / $150 off a APOLLO ($995 / $845) or 25% / $599 off a SATURN ($2395 / $1796) CD Player!
A PROPER MOTORCYCLE
Here's Vinnie outside of Lovejoys Pub with his 1951 Velocette that he rebuilt down to the last gasket. I love British motorcycles as much as their Hi-Fi. This bike is in the same league as a Vincent.. you know that Richard Thompson song "Vincent Black Lightning 1952"? Vinnie has one of those too! It's funny, the Hi-Fi World and Motorcycle World run parallel in so many ways. The music lover who has tons of records and the "audiophile" w/ 3 boring CD's VS. the bike owner who actually rides and the poseur "biker" who trails his Orange County Chopper behind a Winnebago....
It's that time again! Get out those wet wipes because your fingers are gonna be dusty from flipping through records! Just don't get bit by a Brown Recluse like my pal DJ Shorty did a couple years go. YES! I will be having a storewide SALE!
AUSTIN RECORD CONVENTION
Here's a really cool web site! Retro Thing
Still using those ear buds that came with your iPod?
Quit torturing yourself!
For the next few weeks, this is what my shop will look like! It's noisy so PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT if you want a proper demo. I'll be happy to meet you in the evenings. The stucco was put up incorrectly, so it's getting redone. "it's dangerous" going to Whetstone Audio has taken on a literal meaning! You can always reach me at 512-784-8282. Thank You for your patience and patronage!
I now have a feng shui inspired courtyard for your enjoyment!
LOOK WHAT JUST CAME IN!!!
DeVore Fidelity The Gibbon Nines
Read about them HERE
PRIMARE I30 integrated and CD31 are in the house.
Read about Primare HERE
They just arrived and I'm breaking them in! Using the balanced connections the 30 series is capable of.
Just got in the IsoTek EVO3 Sirius power strip.
Read about it HERE
GOT AN OLD REGA PLANAR 3 ?
It's weird. These P3 motor updates come in waves. I won't do any for a year and then, BAM! I'll do like four in a week. If you have an old P3 or P2 you can get it back up to current spec with a new fixed motor ($175). Not sure you need one? Check your motor. If it's suspended on a rubber band and knocks when you turn it on, you do. Brought your table over from Europe? You'll need a new 110v motor. While it's here, I'll check and re-oil your bearing, tighten, calibrate and clean your deck. If you haven't changed your belt ($39) in the past 3 years, do it! You'll be amazed at how much better it will sound.