The Bongo Beat – September 2017

Welcome to our first newsletter!

Covering two audio shows and construction at our house kept us busy this summer. We’ve been so busy that we can hardly believe The Audio Beatnik website is almost 6 months old. If you’re in Denver for RMAF, Becky and I will be there and would love to meet you. We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

Thanks for your support,
The Audio Beatnik

Contest: Zeroes that add up to something special

We’re giving away a pair of Vanatoo Transparent Zero speakers. You can read Jack’s recent review of these speakers here. The contest will run the entire month of October, so look for the launch and the contest rules on The Audio Beatnik Facebook page beginning October 1. Be sure to enter, and share the contest information with your friends.


Denver here we come

Are you going to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest on October 6-8? If so, you’ll want to take a look at our list of the “best of the best” products at RMAF compiled from AVS Showrooms AXPONA and Los Angeles Audio Show Gold Show Award winners and our LA and California Audio Show Beatnik Bongo Award winners.

Our winners list will help you be sure you see what’s consistently been talked about in 2017. Take a look.


Anybody up for a road trip?

Speaking of Denver, we left on September 14th for Sedona, the first stop on our way to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Then, we will be traveling in New Mexico and Utah headed to Denver. We have interviews lined up to bring you interesting stories along the way. We will post photos of where we are on The Audio Beatnik Facebook page. Thanks for Liking and Sharing!


Welcome to our first advertisers

We are excited to welcome advertisers to The Audio Beatnik website, Teresonic and VAC plus AMG and DS Audio, both imported by Musical Surroundings.  We are proud to display their ads and are thankful for their support to help us keep doing what we love to do. If you are interested in advertising, contact for information.

  • Audio Hungary Qauliton A20i Integrated Amp
  • AVM SD5.2 Streaming Preamp
  • LTA MZ2.S Part 2
  • Audioengine S8 Powered Subwoofer
  • Pass Labs XA 25 Power Amp
  • Orchard Audio’s CRISPIN Power Amplifier

Boppin’ with The Audio Beatnik:
Boppin’ in the California Gold Country at Pass Labs
Two recent record reviews:

Linda Rondstadt, a Female Vocalist for Sultry Summer Weather
Lyn Stanley, Part Two, Music for Hot, Sultry Summer Evenings
And, a rare headphones review:
ESS RLM-713 Headphones
Plus, The Beatnik’s Wife:
Napa Acoustics Series 3 Wireless Planar Speaker System and Acoustic Treatment



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