Madness here in NC!
Not talking NCAA Basketball, either
so we endured one of the warmest winters down here in NC in quite some
time, thinking we're all home free.... Next thing you know, it's a damn
blizzard on the island here, snow flakes the size of quarters. What
in the name of Tube Distortion is going on now?
And the mail
is coming in to ride along with the vibe. I can't even remember who
sent this in but it's purrtastic! Whoever sent this, please call me!
We need to adopt your cat!
PS - Dog lovers complained.... So here is the "original" Swart
beast, TYLER the AST loving hound to balance the spectrum.
the Alnico • STR-Tweed
So I'm testing this STR-Tweed for one of our great dealers down South.
And I'm like, "wow, this is really sounding insane. What tubes
are in this beast? Sounds a bit more lively and open... A bit more THERE
there. Ok, it's March..but still. This STR-Tweed is sounding KILLER!
Ok...wait a minute. Is that a BLUE in that beast? YES! Someone orderd
a Celestion Blue in an STR-Tweed, a rare event. And damn if it does
not sound amazing. I don't want to stop testing even though there is
a bank of amps sitting there. Time to tell people maybe the ole Celestion
Blue is a way to get that Nut. Indeed. Give it some thought. I'm digging
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NEW! Swart Amps Cloth PATCH!
The back story for this beast is semi-interesting.... So Michael was
heading to NAMM to take in all the action and visit with some dealers
when he saw it was going to be relatively chilly. Realizing that no
one would see the Swart Amps shirt, he decided on the next best thing,
a custom patch for the jacket. After pricing one, he realized he would
be better off getting 500. There you have it. See #1 below, on the offending
jacket, all ready to roll at NAMM. So #1 is on Michael's coat. That
leaves 499 to go! . Now included in the Swart
Swag Bag on the parts page. Of if you want the patch alone and live
in CONUS, it's $7 to your door. Just drop us a mail at email@example.com
and we'll hook you up.
~ kh ~ overseas, will be
a bit more shipping.
We STILL love all
TUBES all the
time, in/out of the Swart Shop...
But Streaming Bluetooh audio?
and I are usually spinning the vinyl or playing files... Lately, I've
been really getting into building up a system that would sound great
with STREAMING convenience, usually a downer with audio quality, especially
via bluetooth. Stumbled on a GREAT solution via hi-def streaming services
like Apple Music or Pandora. Lately it's been a Cary Audio SLP-70 tube
preamp into various tube amps I sub in, this to a pair of vintage Klipsch
Cornwalls with Alnico horns. But the biggest surprise? See below.
On a rec from a friend, I tossed in an Audio Engine B1
to occasionally stream from phone Apple Music/Pandora Hi-Def via 24-bit
up-sampling DAC and this AptX "Bluetooth"Codec. And it's CRAZY
but this combination amazingly good. I play it for people and they are
shocked. It's actually more open sounding than my old Rega Planet CDP,
just not quite as much low end foundation. Anyway, the convenience is
insane..... anything on tap in a second. I have to admit, if not spinning
vinyl, it's my go to solution. Listening to the setup as I type.
The Little Audio Engine
B1 Bluetooth receiver sounds astounding via Tubes
and Horns Streaming services like Pandora and Apple Music via their high
definition subscriptions. Result is beyond surprising, this using their
Bluetooth AptX codec.
Long-time Swart Fan
AST to ST-45 w/Stereo Cab.
Fully Smitten with Result
wanted to say thank you for making such a good sexy product. I have
stopped looking at amps altogether cuz I doubt I'll every find anything
better. St45 and the stereo cab are amazing.
Michael going nuts
COMPLETE Groud Up Tear
Down of 1965 Vespa
what the hell is that on the bench? Looks like a nightmare I had last
Friday. Nope, evidently Michael got bored and needed a new project
in off hours. Those classic Vespas are addictive.
Details coming soon.....
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