Whetstone Audio

Best little Hi-Fi shop in Texas! I specialize in two channel audio. Turntables, amps, loudspeakers, etc. I am now BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Operating as usual

07/14/2021

I replaced some EMIT tweeter assemblies today on a client’s 17 year old Neat MFS loudspeakers. The sizzle is back!

I replaced some EMIT tweeter assemblies today on a client’s 17 year old Neat MFS loudspeakers. The sizzle is back!

07/10/2021

Lunna is a small transmission line speaker made by Jean Marie Reynaud. More JMR speakers will be arriving in the near future.

www.jm-reynaud.com

Lunna is a small transmission line speaker made by Jean Marie Reynaud. More JMR speakers will be arriving in the near future.

www.jm-reynaud.com

06/10/2021

A very cool client’s very cool system and room. Sugden A21se, brand new Fyne 501 speakers, Rega P3 with Dynavector 10x5 cart and P 75 phono pre. 🔥
and The Wall Of Sound!!

A very cool client’s very cool system and room. Sugden A21se, brand new Fyne 501 speakers, Rega P3 with Dynavector 10x5 cart and P 75 phono pre. 🔥
and The Wall Of Sound!!

05/30/2021

True Story.

True Story.

05/07/2021

The new Rega Reference Belts are finally in!!

The new Rega Reference Belts are finally in!!

Nick Lowe: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert From The Archives 05/02/2021

Nick Lowe: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert From The Archives

Legend.

Nick Lowe: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert From The Archives We've been filming Tiny Desk concerts for more than 10 years. While revisiting our archives, we discovered that some of our earliest concerts never made it t...

04/29/2021

Innuos Phoenix USB now available for demonstration!!

Innuos Phoenix USB now available for demonstration!!

04/28/2021

The infamous Falcon LS3/5a will be on demo in Austin very soon! Here's a review!

https://www.stereophile.com/content/falcon-gold-badge-ls35a-loudspeaker

The infamous Falcon LS3/5a will be on demo in Austin very soon! Here's a review!

https://www.stereophile.com/content/falcon-gold-badge-ls35a-loudspeaker

04/24/2021

A client’s new Harbeth 30.2XD speakers, Sugden Masterclass IA4, DAC4 and Innuos Zen music streamer!

A client’s new Harbeth 30.2XD speakers, Sugden Masterclass IA4, DAC4 and Innuos Zen music streamer!

04/24/2021

So long Apple! Grado is here!!

https://headfonics.com/grado-gt220-review/

So long Apple! Grado is here!!

https://headfonics.com/grado-gt220-review/

04/23/2021
04/13/2021

The Sugden IA4 finally showed up!!! I think this might be my “forever” amp. ❤️🔥💥 this takes everything the A21se does to the next level!

The Sugden IA4 finally showed up!!! I think this might be my “forever” amp. ❤️🔥💥 this takes everything the A21se does to the next level!

Leben CS600X review 04/06/2021

Leben CS600X review

Leben CS600X review This valve-powered integrated amplifier is capable of sonic magic

Sugden A21SE Signature Edition – Reviews | TONEAudio MAGAZINE 04/03/2021

Sugden A21SE Signature Edition – Reviews | TONEAudio MAGAZINE

I ❤️ this amp

Sugden A21SE Signature Edition – Reviews | TONEAudio MAGAZINE Listening to Dexter Gordon’s classic, “GO” through the Sugden A21 (actually the A21SE Signature, but I don’t want to keep writing that) and my Quad 28

Asawhipton on TikTok 04/03/2021

Asawhipton on TikTok

Gold

Asawhipton on TikTok Any help would be greatly appreciated (yes I don’t have pants on) #fyp #vinyl

16 of the best Rega products of all time: turntables, amps and phono stages 03/27/2021

16 of the best Rega products of all time: turntables, amps and phono stages

16 of the best Rega products of all time: turntables, amps and phono stages A rundown of Rega's greatest hits

A golden age: When concert poster art explained Austin music 03/13/2021

A golden age: When concert poster art explained Austin music

Back when Austin was actually weird.

A golden age: When concert poster art explained Austin music To Bob Simmons, music posters always meant so much more than pushing a concert. Packed with coded signs and symbols,...

Listening 03/13/2021

Listening

This is so amazing!! ❤️

Listening Read the written blog post: **********Website: https://www.stereophile.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/stereophileTwitter: https://twitter.com/stereoph...

Lou Ottens, Inventor Of The Cassette Tape, Has Died 03/10/2021

Lou Ottens, Inventor Of The Cassette Tape, Has Died

Lou Ottens, Inventor Of The Cassette Tape, Has Died "Next time you make that perfect playlist on Spotify or send a link to share a song, you can thank Lou Ottens," documentary filmmaker Zack Taylor told NPR.

Fyne Audio Loudspeakers: The Audiophile System Builder 03/05/2021

Fyne Audio Loudspeakers: The Audiophile System Builder

Fyne Audio Loudspeakers: The Audiophile System Builder Scottish manufacturer Fyne Audio have hit one out of the Highlands with the F302 loudspeakers. Add a pinch of Rega to make it all work.

03/03/2021

Bunny Wailer RIP. His album Blackheart Man is my favorite reggae record of all time. He was a legend.

Bunny Wailer RIP. His album Blackheart Man is my favorite reggae record of all time. He was a legend.

Texas’s Legendary Sundance Records Is Back With a Massive Memorabilia Collection—For Sale 02/26/2021

Texas’s Legendary Sundance Records Is Back With a Massive Memorabilia Collection—For Sale

Texas’s Legendary Sundance Records Is Back With a Massive Memorabilia Collection—For Sale Nicknamed the Michelangelo of the Staple Gun, Bobby Barnard turned his San Marcos record store into a work of art. Now you can own a piece of it.

Photos from Whetstone Audio's post 02/23/2021

Today at Whetstone Audio! Half the shop has an inch of water! Luckily most things are on spikes!! Fun!

01/25/2021

Grey Ghost mosaic mural.

Grey Ghost mosaic mural.

01/22/2021

LuLu Bear says “chill dude, I’m working on it”. #devorefidelity 0/93.

LuLu Bear says “chill dude, I’m working on it”. #devorefidelity 0/93.

01/19/2021

I just ordered the Sugden Masterclass IA-4 integrated amp in Violet! Expecting delivery early March.

The IA-4 is Sugden’s flagship and most popular integrated amplifier. Weighing a substantial 20 kilos the IA-4 has a purposeful look and impressive build quality. Plenty of input and output facilities are on offer including a high quality phono stage. The class A power output circuit has been upgraded from the A21 series with a larger power supply and improved soothing and output capacitors. Gold plated circuit boards, full relay switching and a precision input selector switch offer further detailing. The pre-amplifier section of the IA-4 is a bespoke design, with surprising clarity and detail. The most noticeable feature is the ability to create a large performance with depth and height on any type of music.

12/30/2020

Finally setting up the new Brinkmann Taurus with 12” arm, RöNt lll power supply and Pi cartridge!!

12/30/2020

The Voxativ are making beautiful music at the shop. It’s amazing what a 5” full range driver and 15 watts can do. Wow! Email me to book a listen!

Achtung Austin! The first sample of new Hagen Towers in Berlin black has landed in the live music capital of the US at the best little hifi shop in Texas Whetstone Audio. If you are in the area, give Brian DiFrank a shout to arrange a listening session 🇩🇪🏴‍☠️🇺🇸🎸🥁

voxativ.berlin 12/23/2020

Voxativ HAGEN Tower

Breaking in now! Smaller floor standing 5” single driver speakers. 96db Handmade in Berlin!

voxativ.berlin The Hagen Tower fits easily in smaller rooms and can fit modest budgets - thus allowing more people to listen in a Voxativ way.

12/16/2020

Happy Holidays!

After 25 years I finally disconnected my land line! I'm hoping for less "Bot" calls. I'm easily reachable by email or on my cell which is on the website.

Need some last minute goodies? I got you covered. I can drop ship straight to your home. easy peasy.

Have a safe and hopefully better 2021!

[email protected]

PS. Be Fabulous like the Fab 4 and
WEAR A MASK!!

12/11/2020

Dynavector Rules. I’ve been a dealer for over 20 years. 💥

stereo.net.au 12/04/2020

Harbeth M30.2 XD Loudspeakers Review

New XD Harbeth are in the shop! Call for a demonstration!

stereo.net.au The latest Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi Reviews, Home Cinema News and Reviews and much more in Australia and New Zealand.

11/26/2020

I’m thankful to be getting some DeVore 0/93 back in the shop!!

https://www.stereophile.com/content/devore-fidelity-orangutan-o93-loudspeaker

11/07/2020

Today’s install. Brinkmann Bardo, Sumile cartridge and Bandwidth Kaskode phono pre. 💥

wellpleasedav.com 10/24/2020

Innuos ZENith MKIII - Audiophilia (Star Component Award) — Well Pleased Audio Vida

Come hear the best music streamer in Austin! I’ve paired it with the excellent Aqua La Scala DAC.

wellpleasedav.com Full review link here

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Riverboat Gamblers!
Some fresh wax in the shop!
I made it to Mardi Gras. BTW. The shop is closed tomorrow. 🤗
System of the day.  Thöress 845 mono blocks & Full Function pre amp, Bandwidth Kaskode One phono pre amp, Brinkmann Bard...
Today's system. Rega P6, Dynavector 10x5, Line Magnetic 211ia, Harbeth P3ESR. Teenage Fanclub 13.

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