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Equipment Dealer’s First SXSW Event: A Success In Person & Online 
Hosted March 17th at The Bubble Recording Studio in Austin and Webcast Live 

(Austin, TX – March 22, 2011) Vintage King Audio, a leading dealer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment, made its mark on the lone star state with their first ever Pro Audio Showcase & Mixer at SXSW on March 17th. Hosted at The Bubble Recording Studio, which was founded in 1998 by Alex Lyon and Chris “Frenchie” Smith, representatives from Vintage King and leading names in equipment manufacturing were on hand to demo gear and answer questions. Brands like A Designs, Apogee, Barefoot Sound, Rascal Audio, Retro Instruments, Rupert Neve Designs, sE Electronics and Shadow Hills Industries were featured. Additionally, much of the gear showcased during the festivities was available for purchase thanks to the unique “cash & carry” set-up.

Sponsored by GearslutzThe BubbleFocal Press & The Deli, the Vintage King event drew over 200 attendees; notably Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s, Peter Reardon of Shadow Hills Industries, Joel Cameron of Rascal Audio, Tristan Rhodes of Rupert Neve Designs and Mike Castoro of Wunder Audio.

For those unable to attend, Vintage King also hosted a live webcast of the showcase and mixer online at via Ustream TV.

“This Pro Audio Showcase & Mixer marked a number of firsts for Vintage King as a company,” says Ryan McGuire, head of International Sales for Vintage King. “Not only was our first event at SXSW a success, our first live webcast of the demos and overall festivities was an incredible way to connect with Vintage King’s Facebook fans and other clients who were unable to make it to Austin.” McGuire continues, “For those clients we were able to talk to in person, it was a great opportunity to hear what they’re up to and acquaint them with our newest gear.”


A Designs EM-EQ2
A Designs JM-3001

Apogee Symphony I/O 

Electrodyne 501
Electrodyne 511

Analog Tonebuss - 16 Channel
Analog Tonebuss - 24 Channel 


Rupert Neve Designs 5088 
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II

Barefoot Sound MicroMain35 - Pair

Retro Instruments 176
Retro Instruments 2A3
Retro Instruments Powerstrip

Mastering Compressor
Dual Vandergraph
Mono GAMA Mic Pre
Mono Optograph 500
Power Supply
The Equinox

sE Electronics 4400
sE Electronics RNR1
sE Electronics RN17
sE Electronics Reflection FIlter
sE Electronics Stand 1
sE Electronics Gemini II
sE Electronics VR1

API 1608
API 500VPR 10 Slot Rack w/PSU

Helios Type 69-500

Magnum Mic Pre

Neve 1073LB


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