Summer Hours!

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A new mixed use building is going up across the street. I'm thrilled the neighborhood is growing but the next year is going to be rough. Parking is now scarce and noise is at an all time high.

This Summer I'll be around, but I highly recommend making an appointment. By doing so, I can assure you I'll be here and have a parking spot for you. If later in the day, relative silence.

PLEASE CALL & LEAVE A MESSAGE!! Yes, I'm screening my calls because "Bots" are calling me 15+ times a day. If you are an actual human being with a pulse and Hi-Fi needs, I will call you back ASAP!

PS. The shop will be closed this Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14. I'm going to see Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks, Colorado!!

Lone Star Audio Fest! April 30- May 1st

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Whetstone Audio will be at the 2016 Lone Star Audio Fest. I'll be playing a full THÖRESS system with a Well Tempered / Dynavector turntable as source.  The show will be at the Embassy Suites at Dallas Park Center.  See you there!

 

 

 

 

New Gear!!! Sugden A21 integrated amp!

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Coming to the shop is a classic line from the UK called Sugden.  The A21 is a Class A solid state amp with quite a long pedigree. Everything is built in house. The A21, their entry level integrated, is $2200 or $2400 with a phono pre on board.  They also have the Signature, Masterclass and Sapphire Series.

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THIS NEVER HAPPENS!!!

Harbeth have LOWERED their prices!  Not a lot, but WHO DOES THAT?

Recently, EVERY SINGLE Harbeth model won an Editor's Choice Award from The Absolute Sound!

Come by the shop and have a listen!  I have all current models on the floor, minus the 40.2.

Harbeth Loudspeakers

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New! Wax Engine Turntable! $995!!!

The CONSONANCE WAX Engine is a quite remarkable new turntable. There are more sensible design features that are beneficial to analogue playback in this turntable than those costing several times more.

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If you must have a bearing then it better be a good one. The Wax Engine features a stepped stainless steel spindle that encapsulates a ceramic ball at the business end. This rides on a teflon pad and with a few drops of oil provides a low friction surface. The spindle is housed in a brass housing. The spindle is relatively "short" which results in a platter with a low centre of gravity and as a result, rotation is notably free and stable.

The DC motor is a high quality Mabuchi with a patented DC servo supply.

The tonearm is a "unipivot" design which is not unique and although have known advantages also have well recognised problems. Rather than a "needle" point commonly used, Wax Engine features a proprietary low friction brass bearing in the horizontal mode and "pre loaded stainless" in the vertical. The arm tube is carbon fibre, terminated in a low mass headshell, antiskate is achieved by a rod and rider weight. A remarkable achievement in a tonearm at this price level.

All mounted on an aluminium "T" section chassis with isolation feet. A serious attempt to give the recordings their best shot.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Well it's been awhile since I've posted on the blog!  I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season!  Lots of improvements going on at the shop.  New carpet!!  New Paint, New goodies!  I have the Neat Momentum 5i breaking in, Thöress integrated amp, A23 Ken's, Heed pre and mono blocks and a slew of new records!

SALE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!! The Rega Brio-R and DAC are $100 off!

 

Flux Hi-Fi

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Flux Hi-Fi have developed what they believe to be the finest stylus cleaner ever available. Every aspect of the design was considered: The exact vibration frequency. pad material, cleaning fluid, LED lighting for increased visibility- every small detail was poured over and tested for countless hours. The result gives complete and absolutely safe cleaning. check it out

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