Boutique High End Audio
As avid music enthusiasts ourselves, we’ve been bringing superior sound into our customers homes for years.
When it comes to superior audio, that experience and know how are invaluable in building audio systems. Putting together a music system that’s exactly right for you is a science and an art – It requires technical expertise as well as a true appreciation and feel for the emotional appeal of music.
From a dynamic rock concert to lilting symphonic passages, today’s home audio systems are capable of producing the complete range of musical performance. With the resurgence of vinyl record playing, to HD digital libraries and streaming content that offer convenience, versatility and reproduce music far beyond what we thought possible only a few years ago.
Our loudspeaker lines offer a wide range of performance metrics each with its own noteworthy characteristics. Floor standing full-range models to dynamic stand mount monitors that produce stunning performance. New subwoofer designs that extend bass response without sacrificing rhythm and pace. Offering both musical distinction that fit nicely in with home decor.
The importance of the loudspeaker/room dynamic interface cannot be over stated! With our legacy of audio expertise we are well suited to guide you through the process of speaker selection. From the audition to the final placement in your home. We’ll help you define the possibilities that are appropriate to your musical preferences and listening space.
Defining a perfectly matched amplification and electronics system to power the loudspeaker, a most critical element in building the system. Impedance matching and power are only part of the equation as we carefully guide you through defining these elements and design choices.
Listening to a high-end audio system is a profoundly personal and moving experience; it allows you to truly feel all the power and nuance of the music. So how is this achieved? The careful selection of compatible electronics and integrated amplifiers that are more capable than ever. While separate components can create a demonstrable leap in audio refinement – their specialized functions mean a higher level of performance.
Tying every thing together is last but far from least important, from speaker cables, to interconnects and power cables these bring it all together. Specially designed audio platforms, furniture and stabilizing components let your system truly shine. We will assist you designing a complete listening solution that will bring years of enjoyment reaching beyond what you imagined possible .
Our belief and commitment to the expression of the art form. One of life’s greatest gifts to enjoy, music brings out our emotions, allows us to reflect in the moment, revisit feelings of the times and places in our lives. At Gestalt HiFi we understand this intimate relationship and the individual expression each of us enjoys in an enriching listening experience.
This is our passion! We bring elements together in the form of loudspeakers, amplification, digital components, turntables and cabling designed specifically to match one another sonically. With the reemergence of the listening room and the concept of an evening enjoying our favorite albums is again a focal point of a enriched home experience. Where bringing family and friends together to share music is providing an experience to savor.
We specialize in creating listening experiences! We work closely with you, provide in home evaluations, from beginning through purchase and implementation to assure each client’s satisfaction. We are truly a value add resource with years of experience in the industry. Putting together a music system that’s exactly right for you is both a science and an art – it requires technical expertise as well as a true appreciation and feel for the emotional appeal of music. We love music and its our intention to spread this reborn concept of quality time listening everywhere we go!
Robert Willis “This is a personal testimonial for Mike that he did not ask me to make. Mike is a pragmatic audiophile who aspires to assemble stereo systems achieving the perfection of musical sound within a client’s budget without cutting corners. He patiently helped me select components over several months with in-home demos and absolutely no pressure to buy anything. His knowledge and experience produce recommendations that incrementally improve systems in a way where you immediately hear (once the equipment burns in) that your money was very well spent. I upgraded five components of my stereo system sequentially on Mike’s recommendations, and each change resulted in refinements of sound that I could hear clearly and right away. After years of taking advice from an assortment of stereo “experts,” Mike is the one person who transformed my listening experinces to the pure, ethereal level to which I’d always aspired. There are a daunting number of choices possible when selecting components, but Mike’s experience cuts to the chase because his keen ears have led him to know which components work the best together at any given price point. You don’t have to spend astronomical sums to achieve magical sound, but you do need to make the right choices. Mike is someone you can totally trust to simplify these complex and expensive decisions with confidence you will be fully satisfied by the end result. When I first met him, I was skeptical, but after two years of working with him, I know he is the real deal when you’re trying to assemble a world class audiophile system at the most reasonable price.”
By Hal Espen / For The New Mexican
“-along with a guarantee that you’ll sit grinning from ear to ear with tears running down your face, “experiencing music in a way that feels like Norah Jones or Neil Young is in your living room.” To showcase the product lines that represent his core philosophy of audio design — Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers designed by engineering wizard Nelson Pass — Phalan transformed his retail space into perhaps the finest listening room in New Mexico. Sink into one of his plush gray chairs, make a request from Gestalt’s library of vinyl LPs and digital files, and you may be astonished by what you hear.
To let sticker shock scare you away would be a mistake, however. First off, he seems far more intent on sharing the joy of music than pitching his wares. To that end, he founded the High Desert Fidelity Club, which meets monthly in members’ homes (and occasionally at Gestalt), to hold free-wheeling, commerce-free City Different listening parties. (I’ve been. They’re big fun.)”