Sugden Masterclass IA4 integrated amp

After many months, the shop has a new favorite! The IA4 is 33 watts of pure Class A pleasure! Balanced input and on board MM phono will have you in pure bliss mode. Give me a call for a demonstration!!

Voxativ Hagen Tower!!!

Hagen Tower $6900 / pair

The Hagen Tower – a new column-style variant inspired by the Hagen monitor. This tower version retains a level of sound reproduction that is linear over the entire frequency range and free from signal altering affects caused by crossovers or other passive components. The signal remains as pure as possible.

The new housing design is a back-loaded horn, but modified with our unique Voxativ Acoustic Stealth Technology® (AST®). It prevents the build up of unwanted resonances and standing waves within the housing in a way that helps to tame the colorations that could occur.

Our 5” handmade paper cone driver’s light yet rigid cone is made from Japanese calligraphy paper. This cone is driven by our neodymium magnet design inclusive of the AF-1a.

The Hagen Tower is made with highest quality workmanship – coated with real piano lacquer that dresses this premium speaker with an elegant shine.

The Hagen Tower can work fullrange easily with every 300B, 2A3 single ended or similar amps.

Technical Data

Frequency Response
50 - 33.000 Hz

Driver
VOXATIV AF-1a or others

Efficiency
AF-1a
= 96,0 dB / 2,83V / 1 m (2000Hz)

Capacity
50 W sinus

Dimensions (W x H x D)
20,5 x 92 x 25 cm / 8" x 40" x 10"

Color
Piano Finish, white or black, veneers

Weight
15 kg / 22 lbs

LAND LINE DEAD

After 25 years, I've decided to lose my land line 512 477-8503. Hopefully I'll get less Bot Calls. Please reach out through email.

whetstoneaudio@gmail.com

Resistor Mag is based beneath the fossil-fuel smudged horizons of Vancouver, British Columbia. Usually found squinting at the sun with a laptop, headphones and a coffee, we look for inspiration in all things music, art, design, hi-fi and eclectic-culture oriented.

https://resistormag.com

Well Well Well

I've been neglecting this website and blog for quite sometime. This past Summer found me chillin' in our $100 Intex pool and slamming adult beverages to keep cool in Covid Texas USA! The new APPOINTMENT ONLY schedule is basically a dream come true. I'm also a new "empty nester". The kids are off to "Zoom University". Easing into the next "new normal"...

I've added some goodies and will get it tightened up in the coming weeks. Lots of cool things going on! The new Brinkmann Taurus is coming soon. It will be decked out with the 12.1 arm, Pi cartridge and RöNt power supply! The only turntable I know of with a remote control!

Also new to the shop are Fyne Loudspeakers. Former team from Tannoy bailed and started their own company! These are excellent speakers that are actually affordable!

I've recently gotten in the Aqua La Scala DAC. It is the best DAC I've ever heard!

If you don't have a ton of money to throw at an Aqua DAC may I redirect you to the Merason Frerot ("little brother"). At $1250 you'll flesh out the nuances and soundstage from my killer Innuos music streamers.

The Rega IO entry level integrated amp is here and in stock! This little guy sounds great! Pair it with some Fyne loudspeakers and a turntable and you'll be well on your way to musical nirvana! $595! Phono pre and headphone jack on board!

Covid Sucks

BUZZKILL of 2020

How are Y'all holding up out there? These are some trying times, eh?. Luckily, business has been pretty good! Don't worry, I'm not closing the shop...BUT! I am going to APPOINTMENT ONLY from now on. I may be open for walk-ins on Saturdays in the future and I'll have more in-stores. Don't let this scare you off! Just call me and LEAVE A MESSAGE! I will get back to you if you're not a BOT. I can safely meet you at the shop for consultations and demos. I will also offer an in home demonstration service. More on that later.

That being said, I'm trying to flip some old stock and get some fresh goodies in! There are deals to be had! New DeVore 0/96 are in! The excellent Aqua La Scala mk2 Optologic DAC is here as well. Check the Previous Owned page for all the steals!

Line Magnetic 845ia

The LM-845IA is a quality upgrade of the old LM-518 amplifier. It delivers twenty-two watts per channel. Single ended design, Pure Class A, Integrated Stereo Amplifier with 845 output power tubes. The rear-illuminated front panel meter is used to adjust the polarization of the tubes.
The use of high quality components (Realcap capacitors, ALPS potentiometer) wired in the air for the most part is the guarantee of exemplary reliability. Its transformers output are of EI type, specially disigned for power supply.
Its power and current capacity allows it to manage a very wide range of speakers. The use of the legendary triode 845 offers a listening to an unusual musicality.

Hightlights
- Single ended design
- Class A amplifier
- Point-to-point wiring
- High quality components

It’s been a while!

I was in the doldrums. Nasty political climate, mass shootings, kids in cages and burning rain forests have taken a toll on ALL of us! Along with my street being closed for nearly five months... well, let's just say I needed a vacation away from Austin, scooters and "screens"! I left for three weeks and toured across the great state of Colorado! I came back with a big smile on my face and the motivation to share my love of music again! I noticed I haven't done any interesting links in years!

Here's some cool stuff. Enjoy!
Goodbye to a Total Badass!
80's Jamaican Dancehall Scene
Fairy Doors
PG Moreno!
music in your brain
Hooteroll
Lost NYC hip hop club
Lean
Futuro House
Dangerous Minds
Ptolemaic Terrascope
Pink Slip / Dinola