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1972 Ducati Imola Racer Replica

By | March 30th, 2012|Categories: Austin Blog|

(Click to enlarge image. Go ahead! It’s worth it!)

You say you’ve already got a full Crimson Electronics/Tocaro/Resolution Audio system and you don’t know what to do with all the cash you have left over? You could always head on over to the Deus Ex Machina website and find a nice bike for those Saturday trips down to the used record store.

I think the 1972 Ducati Imola Racer Replica is pretty nice, but they seem to have sold it.… Read the full article

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Earl Scruggs 1924 – 2012

By | March 29th, 2012|Categories: Austin Blog|


Earl Scruggs passed away today at the ripe old age of 88. Here’s a video of Earl playing “Fireball Mail”. Enjoy!… Read the full article

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DIY Direct Drive Turntable

By | March 27th, 2012|Categories: DIY AUDIOFILE|Tags: |

Our first DIY Turntable project comes to us from Hungary by a talented DIYer, Nandor.  His DIY turntable project uses the platter and the direct drive motor and control assembly from a Dual 701 record player as the starting point.  The plinth of the turntable is built-up using three pieces of plywood that are stacked and glued together.  This improved plinth results in better dynamics in the lower registers and a firmer mid band.
DIY Record Player with Dual 701 Drive
DIY Record Player with Dual 701 Drive
The tonearm is a 3 month DIY project in itself, constructed using a trial and error approach.  The custom tonearm is suspended in air by magnets and a single mono-filament thread is used as an alignment guide and the pivot point.  The result is a custom built tonearm which minimized friction.Read the full article

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SXSW and the new Tocaro 40-D loudspeakers

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: Austin Blog|

Tocaro 40D loudspeakers (click image to enlarge)

Hey, Austin and Austin visitors, it’s SXSW again! It’s gonna be a busy week, so make sure to set aside some time to come hear the new Tocaro 40D Loudspeakers.

We’ll also be playing the Crimson 710/640E-III preamp/amp combination, the Resolution Cantata Music Center and the ATC SCM50SL three-way monitors.

We’re downtown, right by Whole Foods. Call us at (512) 236-9100 and let us know you’re coming by!

Tocaro 40D loudspeakers with grilles (click to enlarge)Read the full article

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