CONSTRUCTION ZONE ! ! ! 3 more weeks!

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!

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I now have a feng shui inspired courtyard for your enjoyment!

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LOOK WHAT JUST CAME IN!!!
DeVore Fidelity The Gibbon Nines

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Read about them HERE

PRIMARE I30 integrated and CD31 are in the house.
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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

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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.

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Now at Whetstone Audio!

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The entry level IsoTek NeoPlug is a "wall wart" that plugs into any power strip and instantly takes out the glare and haze coming from your mains. For $115 you will vastly improve your entire system. It also improves the contrast and color of computer monitors and TV's.
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I've never been a fan of power conditioners because they usually suck the musicality and flow out of the music. I've tried a few well known offerings but was never impressed. They just made everything sound weird. Interconnects? Yes, they can make a difference, but only to the source it's plugged into. This makes a huge difference to the ENTIRE SYSTEM! So, finally. Here's a solution / product I can stand behind. You know by now that I'm skeptical of "tweaks" until proven. Come by for a demo! More IsoTek will be coming in soon. This is just a taste of what it can do!

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Just IN!! The Primare I21 integrated amp and CD21 CD Player!
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Series 60 coming SOON!

Before Best Buy there was CRAZY EDDIE!

I remember growing up in upstate New York and seeing these commercials. Classic low brow stuff. The Crazy Eddie empire came crashing down due to fixed books and possible mob ties. Not much has changed. Big Box stores are just slicker and sell cheaper electronics. At least Crazy Eddie was entertaining! INSAAAAANE!

GRADO GR8 Ear Buds!

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Grado Labs is pleased to announce the introduction of our new model headphone. GR8!

The GR8 is Grado’s first in-ear transducer.

It is an elegant wide bandwidth single magnet armature design which results in a musical clarity and character that is the signature of Grado engineering and voicing.

An additional benefit of this approach in design is that it results in a device that is smaller and lighter than the competition and therefore much more comfortable to wear in the ear.

As a result of precision hand crafting it is exceptional in reproducing vocals. Its clarity in mass instrument recordings is unsurpassed. Realistic spatial definition is quite apparent also. $299

CHOOSE YOUR DRINK

HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?

GIRL OR GUY?

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Latest addition to the arsenal. LEBEN CS300

The highly awarded Leben CS300 integrated amp is now available for audition (along with it's big brother, the CS600). Hand made in Japan by Mr. Hyodo (from Luxman fame), point to point wiring, 12 watts, EL84 tubes. $2995. This is the kind of Hi-Fi product that actually goes up in value. You'll pass this one on to the kids, just like Grandpa did with his McIntosh...
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Mr. Ed can’t believe it’s been FIFTEEN YEARS!!!

That's right Y'all! I've been schlepping the Hi-Fi for 15 years now! I started off as a trunk slammer wiring McMansions. I had a dream and a living room which I turned into a home business. Lines like Rega and Naim had faith in me. I made the fatal mistake of signing a nasty lease for my first shop. Spent 3 years at the "School Of Hard Knocks" trapped in said lease. I figured out what brands play music and who the "good guys" are promoting / distributing them. So.........
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Top 10 possible reasons I'm still in business:
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1. Dumb Luck.
2. There ain't no shame in my game.
3. You'll get treated the same if you roll up in a Porshe or on a skateboard.
4. YOU!!! Thanks for your trust in doing business with me! It's appreciated.
5. I stock brands that I believe in and will still be in business in 15 years.
6. I own my space and am no longer raped by greedy landlords.
7. I love music and even play semi professionally.
8. I'm (sometimes painfully in a Larry David kind of way) honest.
9. Killer Customer Service!
10. I have a fully stocked bar at the shop and I like to share.

Roky played my favorite Pub!! It was insane and surreal! I love Austin!!!

I’m Baaaack!!! SUMMER SALE!!

I've made it back home unscathed! The trip was fantastic! Here's a few highlights. I will be adding Factory Tours in the next few weeks. Lots of gear on sale. New goodies on the way. Stay Tuned!
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Here's a deal goin' down and a hooker in the window.
...Now that I have your attention...

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Chord Company, Salisbury
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Eddie Spruit of Quadraspire
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Sir Elton in Bristol
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Roy Gandy welcomes us to Rega
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As you walk into Rega, you'll encounter staff playing Foosball and Billiards on their break.
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Breakfast at Roy's
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Dinner at Roy's
OK! Stay tuned! More in depth adventures coming soon!

SUMMER TRIP / HOURS / ETC.

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Summer is here! My kids are out of school on June 3rd. While we do have them in a few day camps, they will either be with my wife or me. So you don't make a trip here only to find me M.I.A......
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PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!!!
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I will be extremely happy to meet with you. I live quite close to the shop so most times I can be called at a moments notice. Just call. 512-784-8282 I'll be holding loose shop hours (nothing unusual, eh?) so calling is key. I'll be there as much as humanly possible.
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Whetstone Audio will be closed June 10th until June 22nd. I'm making a pilgrimage to England (and Amsterdam!)! I'll be visiting Quadraspire Racks in Bath, Chord Cables in Salisbury and Rega Research in Essex. Oh.. and ELTON JOHN at a cricket field in Bristol. Sweeeeeeet! Stay tuned for some factory pics and virtual tours here.
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I have lots of good $5 and under records here... my trip's beer fund. Please help me drink multiple pints at the pubs.
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Cheers!
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Brian

NEW WHETSTONE AUDIO T-SHIRTS!
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