NAIM XS is HERE!!!!

Sitting in between the Nait 5i and SUPERNAIT, the XS delivers 60 watts of pure Naim OOMPH!  Give me a call to schedule a demo! 

 

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NAIT XS Features

  • Series 5 Aluminium chassis and sleeve with zinc die-cast front panel.
  • Upgradeable with FlatCap, HiCap or SuperCap power supplies.
  • Six line inputs: 4 x RCA/DIN, 1 x RCA/3.5mm jack, 1 x powered input for phono stage.
  • Auto switching 3.5mm stereo jack socket for iPod/MP3 player input on the front panel (mapped to Aux 1) to improve convenience.
  • Aux 2 power for phono stage.
  • 60WPC into 8 Ohm or 90WPC into 4 Ohm.
  • 380VA toroidal transformer with 5 separate windings: 2 x L&R power amp, 1 x preamp, 1 x display, 1 x relay switching.
  • AV unity gain option (AV bypass switchable).
  • Full bandwidth stereo subwoofer output.
  • Optional bi-directional RS232 port for installation into ‘smart homes’.
  • Preamp similar to SUPERNAIT.
  • Can be split to use as a preamplifier or power amplifier.
  • Remote Controlled via Remote and System (RC5) in front (IR) and rear (3.5mm jack) for maximum control connectivity e.g. Custom Install.
  • NARCOM Remote control for volume and input selection.
  • Programmable Auto Input Switching (AIS).
  • Compatible with a wide choice of cables and speakers.
NEW REGA SPEAKER RANGE!!!  Called the RS series, Rega has taken their speakers to another level. I should have them in very soon.  They're available in any color you want as long as it's Cherry.  These will be a sweet match with the new Naim XS and the new Rega Elicit integrated amps.  

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS or should I say DAZE…

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Whetstone Audio will be closed December 19 through the 25th.  I will be helping Santa at his secret hideout in Utah.  I may be reached at 512-784-8282 to answer questions and place orders. Please don't hesitate to call and leave a message.  I will return your call ASAP!  Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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I will include FREE CABLES with any speaker or electronics purchase until the new year!

 

Cheers!

 

Brian

KUDOS C-30 are HERE!

As promised, the flagship Kudos C-30 are now at Whetstone Audio.  Come hear why reviewer Paul Messenger now owns a pair as his reference!  These are so good, I sold a pair half an hour after I set them up!!!

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Kudos recently won THREE Hi-Fi Choice awards!  The C-1 won Silver for speakers in the $2K-4K range, The C-30 won Gold for speakers over $10K (yes, they beat out B&W) and the S-50 speaker stands won Silver

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All of these award winning products may be seen and heard at the shop.

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NEW Rega colored P3-24 Turntables and Integrated Amp!

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Rega is introducing colored plinths again! This time they are in a lacquered finish and will come with the PSU (power supply) which will mean the P3 will be without a power switch on the table giving it a more streamlined look. Price is $1295 and will be available in October. I'm gonna get a "Rega Green" one in.

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The new addition to Rega's "cost no object" line-up is the Elicit integrated amp. It will be around $2900 and takes Rega amplification to a new level. Check it out on their web site. I should have one at the shop in a few weeks.

ARCHES in Moab, Utah

Here's a pic of Wall Arch.  We went to Arches Natl. Park this summer.  I told my kids that there was an arch there that probably wouldn't be around much longer.  Little did I know that it would collapse two weeks after we were there.  It made the grueling trip there worth it.

MUSIC BLOGS!!!

I was recently turned on to some great music blogs that let you download out of print records for FREE! iTunes?  WHATEVA'  Check these out! Also, check out the links on them. Happy downloading. My computer is smoking!
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Baby Grandpa

My Jazz World

Dust to Dust

Sounds of the 70's

 

SUMMER VACATION ! ! !

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I will be out of town from July 19 - August 5.  Maxing out the gas cards!  A Hot Springs tour of Colorado, Arches Park in Moab, Utah and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Gotta get these precious family trips in before the kids are "Tweenies" and think I'm "totally uncool".  

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I will be checking my email, brian@whetstoneaudio.com and will have my cell phone. Please leave me a message and I will get back with you ASAP.

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Summer also means my kids are not in school so my wife and I are bouncing them back and forth.  Should you roll up to the shop and I am not there, PLEASE CALL MY CELL  512-784-8282.  I'm probably close by and can be there in a few minutes... I may arrive in a wet swim suit.

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It's always a great idea to make an appointment.

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Thanks,

Brian

EPOS HAVE LANDED!


Y'all can't imagine how hard it is to find great gear that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. After years of being anti Chi-Fi, I've bit the bullet and have in Epos once again. Years ago I carried them and have always loved their sound. Now they're built in China, but WAIT! THEY DON'T SUCK! In fact I'm surprised to say the workmanship is A+. Nothing cheapened here. In fact, the packaging blew me away! Double boxed, banana plugs and floor spike protectors. Inner cloth bags, not plastic. DNM internal wiring. They arrived unscathed (a rarity). So, I'm starting to pay closer attention to the final product and not so much their origin. There is just no way getting around the fact that cheaper labor produces less expensive products. I was concerned about the factory and people working there so I asked the importer about the working conditions....

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"The speakers are made by kids in china that don't know they are being abused and they usually die before they figure out what they are doing is fatal. The good news is some of the children have as many as 8 arms as result of birth defects caused by the factory dumping toxic chemicals into the local river the workers draw their drinking water from. The octo-armed kids are incredibly productive thus allowing us to make even more profit. Seriously, the speakers are basically hand made in an ISO9001/2 factory that has a superb reputation."

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I LOVE a sick sense of humor, so I couldn't resist picking them up,,, again.

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Now showing are the amazing $399 ELS3, the $1199 M12.2 and $1999 M16i