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15 DAY NO-RISK AUDITION ON THE BLACK SWAN PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER

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AAW designs and builds Audiophile level components for Desktop and full-room Speaker based systems.  Our goal is to increase and restore the sonic thrill of your music by rendering it more naturally. If you seek greater resolution, detail, sound-space, and want to restore the fun and thrill into your audio experience, then AAW products are for you.

 

Meet Austin’s new meter, the end of the VU

 

With the help of his feathered muse, Barry has reimagined how we visualize audio information in our amplifiers.

 

Click to read the article and learn how our new meter is more accurate, useful, and enjoyable.

 

Barry Thornton is shooting his mouth off again

 

Barry Thornton, founder of Austin AudioWorks and its chief designer and engineer, is at it again spreading the gospel of Current Carrier Technology and why feedback sucks the life out of music.

 

Watch for a view into his life-learnings and philosophy of design in the RE-TALES feature by Julie Mullins in the upcoming issue of Stereophile magazine.  Look for it in the June 2024 issue.

 

We’re proud of Marc Phillips’ rave review on Part-Time Audiophile of both The Black AMP and The Black Swan:

“First of all, if you’re the type of audiophile who says, ‘I like these Austin Audio Works components–if only they put it in a big, fancy case,’ then you’re not going to get it … The simple fact is that you’re getting two components that are screaming bargains, and are stand-outs in their respective categories due to their excellence inside of the box, ‘where it counts.’

“Barry Thornton is selling The Black AMP and The Black Swan as fast as he can make them, which is rare for a brand new high end audio company. If you can check out AAW for yourself, then do it. Highly recommended.”

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SECRETS of Home Theater and High Fidelity magazine awards The Black Swan “Best Phono Preamplifier” award for 2023

“The Austin Audio Works Black Swan gave me the best analog playback I have ever had in my system. It presented me with an amazing fidelity of timbre and transparency, and an all-encompassing soundstaging. I realized I could not live without it and bought the review sample. This thing made literally every single album I listened to sound better. And I mean every one. Amazing.”

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The Black Amp makes the Part-Time Audiophile 2024 Best Headphone Gear Buyers Guide

“Just like its phono stage brother, the Austin Audio Works The Black Swan, this new headphone amp also provides off-the-charts value–it combines lots of features with minimalist casework. The Black Amp is surprisingly neutral and straightforward in its delivery, especially when compared to tube amps or the majority of inboard headphone amps out there.”

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Part-Time Audiophile chooses The Black Swan for its 2024 Phono-Preamplifier Buyers Guide

“Tons of features, great sound and a very low price makes the Black Swan one of 2024’s best phono pres for anywhere near its price. The Black Swan has everything in a small package–balanced and unbalanced MC inputs, passive equalization and the ability to adjust loading on the fly. Plus, it sounds dynamic and clear and honest.” Read more of the Part-Time Audiophile Guide…

 

The Black Series

The Black Swan

Phono Preamplifier

A remarkably high resolution and clarity passive RIAA phono preamplifier offering balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs. Front panel variable cartridge loading and gain adjustments, low noise and high output put top-end features into a low-cost package. – $1,649 (free shipping)

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The Black AMP

Headphone Amplifier

Fill your head with astounding sounds. An extraordinary integrated desktop headphone amplifier of amazing resolution and natural presentation. Offering three inputs (one Balanced and two Unbalanced), no-Feedback Class-A, Current Carrier Technology, and Current Drive Output. – $1,849 (free shipping)

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We messed up! Our products are handmade in small quantities and we’ve sold out of the Black AMP.  We’re making more as quickly as possible and expect to have more units available very soon.

If you’d like us to contact you when it becomes available please let us know, we’ll shoot you an email when we start taking orders (and don’t worry, this won’t add you to any mailing lists!).

The Black Swan

Phono Preamplifier

A remarkably high resolution and clarity passive RIAA phono preamplifier offering balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs. Front panel variable cartridge loading and gain adjustments, low noise and high output put top-end features into a low-cost package. – $1,649 (free shipping)

Accessories
RCA-XLR Adapter (+$75.00 per item)
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Minimum purchase amount of 1 is required
Maximum purchase amount of 1 is allowed
OUT OF STOCK
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The Black Swan will be back in stock March 4, 2024, please check back!

The Black AMP

Headphone Amplifier

Fill your head with astounding sounds. An extraordinary integrated desktop headphone amplifier of amazing resolution and natural presentation. Offering three inputs (one Balanced and two Unbalanced), no-Feedback Class-A, Current Carrier Technology, and Current Drive Output. – $1,849 (free shipping)

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Minimum purchase amount of 1 is required
Maximum purchase amount of 2 is allowed
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The Black AMP will be back in stock March 24, 2024, please check back!

Things are about to get ugly…

15 DAY NO-RISK AUDITION ON THE BLACK SWAN PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER

Hear the ugliest phono pre-amp all the critics are talking about!

Click here for all the details