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WHAT'S NEW


LCH AUDIO MODEL B11 SUBWOOFER
LCH AUDIO MODEL B11 SUBWOOFER



Experience a revolutionary new subwoofer capable of delivering high fidelity lower octaves that intrinsically blend with your existing loudspeakers.

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LINN KENDO MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE
LINN KENDO MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE



Linn's new Kendo moving coil cartridge is a more affordable, high-performance version of Linn's flagship Ekstatik, which retains the same core design principles and acoustic fingerprint..

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CAD Ground Control GC-1 and GC-3
CAD Ground Control GC-1 and GC-3



Noise has been an annoying part of audio systems for years. From power line conditioners to specialty power cords and filtering devices, we've explored many. The CAD GC actually removes the noise generated from within audio components. Take a listen and find out how much the GC can do for your system.

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THE NEW LINN SELEKT: EDITION HUB
THE NEW LINN SELEKT: EDITION HUB



Selekt: Edition Hub is a premium version of the standard Selekt now called Classic. It has surperior construction and an improved power supply to provide even more amazing performance with the same versatility as the Classic.

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MOONRIVER REFERENCE 404 INTEGRATED AMP
MOONRIVER REFERENCE 404 INTEGRATED AMP



Classic design with useful features and flexibility, the new 404 Reference integrated amplifier from Moonriver audio sets a new standard. Optional phono stage and digital to analog converter allow you to create an amazing sounding and looking compact system.

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IDEON AYAZI DAC AND MASTER TIME CLOCK
IDEON AYAZI DAC AND MASTER TIME CLOCK



No frills construction: solid and functional, the Ayazi and 3R Master Time set a sonic benchmark unmatched by other outboard DACs and clocks in their price range. If you alread have a DAC, the Master Time will improve it in ways you didn't think possible!

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LINN ARKO TONEARM FOR LP12
LINN ARKO TONEARM FOR LP12



The Arko is Linn's first new in-house designed tonearm since 2006. Incredibly engineered, Arko will deliver stunning performance when matched with its counterpart, the new Kendo MC cartridge.

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CLEARAUDIO REFERENCE JUBILEE TURNTABLE
CLEARAUDIO REFERENCE JUBILEE TURNTABLE



New Clearaudio Reference Jubilee Turntable: where the best of the past, present and future meet for a new era of analogue precision. Quiet, dynamic and fluid. Check out the reference today!

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LINN RADIKAL II POWER SUPPLY FOR LP12
LINN RADIKAL II POWER SUPPLY FOR LP12



The next generation of the Radikal power supply is here! With a new motor housing and improved board components with quieter, regulated supply rails, this power supply creates 'hyper-accurate' speed management for your LP12.

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EVENTS



EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF BASS!

MEET MARK MENENDEZ
DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER OF
LCH AUDIO

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2022
7:00PM



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PREVIOUS EVENTS

JULY 19, 2022


From the LP12 and it's newest upgrades to the exclusive Organik DAC technology built in to the Klimax DSM digital music streamer, Gilad Tiefenbrun of Linn will discuss the latest developments in digital and analog..


DECEMBER 16, 2021


Timbre presents Richard Vandersteen, designer of Vandersteen Audio speakers, for an event to discuss his latest projects and to show off the brand new reference Model Seven XTRM loudspeakers. 


NOVEMBER 10, 2021 

Analog or digital.  The debate has been ongoing since 1978 when the first of 6 Baron Productions digital recordings on TELARC was released. The Baron (sort of)* will take you behind the curtain and share that are part of the unpublished history of those recordings.

OCTOBER 14, 2021

Founded by Philip O'Hanlon in 2001, On A Higher Note is a premier distributor of high-end audio components in the United States and Canada.  Philip will be showcasing the Graham Audio LS8/1, Bergmann Audio Modi Air bearing turntable System  with Moonriver 404 Reference Integrated .

PRODUCTS


ELECTRONICS
ELECTRONICS


The electronics in a system are often overlooked in favor of the speakers. Yet, every component you invest in will make a difference in performance. From amplifiers to surround processors and everything in between, helping you choose components is what we do best. Get the most out of your system by choosing the right components for the job.

ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES



The cables and accessories are the pieces that hold the system together. The better your components, the more you will hear the advantages of these peripherals. The same goes for furniture. Every little piece from electrical contact enhancers to isolation shelves makes a difference.

SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES
SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES




There is a speaker for every application. From simple bookshelf speakers and headphones to high performance floorstanding models, we'll help you find the best choice for you and your home.

SPECIALTY AUDIO FURNITURE
SPECIALTY AUDIO FURNITURE



What you put your equipment on is at least as important as the equipment itself. With a wide range of options, you can choose something that will not only improve your system's performance but enhance the look of your room too.

TURNTABLES
TURNTABLES



You might be wondering why there are still turntables in the world, especially with the advent of streaming digital music. Believe it or not, vinyl is growing in popularity. Turntables deliver some of the best results in music playback. Come by and listen... and be amazed.

VIDEO
VIDEO



Video quality is not just about resolution, it's also about the quality of the optics, color resolution, the processing or the power supply. All of these have an impact on what you see in the picture. Check out some of the best projectors available here.


SERVICES


TURNTABLE SETUP AND CALIBRATION

 

From Linn LP12's and AMG's to Music Hall and everything in between, turntables are precision machines requiring proper calibration to get the most out of them. We have expertise and decades of experience in setting up many types of turntables and can help give you the best musical performance possible.  Bring your table in for a tune up!

 

  • TURNTABLE ASSEMBLY AND MAINTENANCE
  • TONEARM CALIBRATION
  • SUSPENSION BALANCING
  • CARTRIDGE MOUNTING AND ALIGNMENT

PRODUCT INSTALLATION

 

Having the right product(s) is merely the first step.  We'll make sure it's installed properly and show you how to use it.  Every system can be optimized whether though calibration equipment and software, or proper physical setup. In addition, we also provide laser-assisted speaker setup and room acoustics tuning.

 

  • INSTALLATION
  • DESIGN SERVICES
  • PROGRAMMING
  • AUDIO AND VIDEO CALIBRATION

ROOM ACOUSTICS

 

Home speakers were designed for home enviornments, which means you can get very good sound at home without any special room treatment.  However, some rooms require more "help" than others.  There are a wide range of specialized products available for just the right combination to improve your sound.

 

With 3D optical scanning, we can assess your room and provide a broad range of acoustic solutions for nearly any home environment.

 

  • ACOUSTIC DESIGN ROADMAP
  • INDIVIDUAL ACOUSTIC TREATMENT SALES

RECORD CLEANING

 

Keeping your records in top shape is more than just running a record brush across the surface before you play them.  Get the most out of your records and have them professionally cleaned using state-of-the art sonic oscillation technology.  Even new records will benefit from a good cleaning. You will hear details in the recordings you didn't know were there.  Bring by some of your records today and find out how really good they can sound.

 

  • $3.25 PER RECORD

(INCLUDES ARCHIVE GRADE RECORD SLEEVE)


ABOUT US


[tam'ber] noun

the distinctive characteristic of a complex sound



Timbre is a unique specialty home entertainment company based in Houston, TX.  We sell exclusive electronics and accessories for the finest in audio reproduction.  We also provide consulting  for getting the best performance out of your system at home.  Check out our services section to find out how we can help you.

Our philosophy is an expensive system doesn't necessarily create expensive results... it's all about product matching and setup to achieve the best musical experience.   The brands we represent have proven track records for perfomance, reliability, support and value.   We also have a combined 75 years experience in high end electronics, extensive training in setup and programming, and a rich musical background.  

Timbre is the best resource in Houston to hear great music, learn about the difference between components and make an informed decision about your system.  Join us today and enjoy amazing performance for a lifetime.


Michael D. Heusi

Michael has 31 years experience in the audio industry, 17 years as President of Audio Concepts. He has extensive expertise in setting up turntables of all types including 100s of the legendary Linn LP12.   He also has a knack for computers and networking.  He began singing at an early age, later performing with college and private choirs as well as the Houston Symphony Chorus.  Michael holds a degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University.
Nicholas G. Taylor

Nicholas has 19 years experience in the audio video business as a salesman, video calibration and audio setup specialist, including tenure at Audio Concepts from 2002 to 2009.  He's also written  music reviews for the online magazine Positive Feedback.   He plays saxophone and the bass guitar, and studied jazz and classical music.  Nicholas holds a degree in Communications  from University of Houston.

Joe D. Heusi

Joe has enjoyed a lifelong interest in music and audio.  A choral conductor and music teacher early in his career, he spent  26 years in senior management roles in financial services companies, including CEO positions with two fortune 50 services companies and Audio Concepts from 1999 to 2009.  He financed Telarc Digital's first recordings and was present for those recording sessions.  Joe holds two degrees in music from Baldwin Wallace and a Masters Degree in Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


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