We look forward to welcoming you to our private basement hideaway – in the old equipment room beneath the Hotel Magdalena on Music Lane. Here you will find an intimate space that houses one of Austin’s most special record collections played on custom vintage hi-fi equipment. Blending Japanese Jazz Kissa culture with our Texas take – Equipment Room feels like a wholly new, yet very familiar experience. It’s the place we’ve been dreaming of for quite some time. So whether you come to listen to our collection, or for the cocktails, food and conversation – all are welcome at Equipment Room.

Reservations are available and we hold a limited number of tables for walk-ins on a nightly basis. We kindly ask that if you can’t make your reservation, you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You don’t want to keep someone else from the sound do you?

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Hours

Sun-Mon
Closed
Tue-Thur
5p-12a
Fri-Sat
5p-2a

Location

1101 Music Lane
Austin, Texas 78704

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Equipment

The EQ team has partnered with our friends at Klipsch, acoustic engineers, Breakaway Records, and AHS to design a space with an acute attention to detail when it comes to sound quality and ideal listener experience for our collection. Our mission is to be able to treat every record in our collection with the respect that each deserves, and play them as they were intended — on a considered system that cares for every aspect of sound within the perfect dynamic range. If we can get that right — and pair it with good lighting, joyful service, a thoughtful cocktail and a perfect bite…then we are on our way to delivering something special for you.

Speakers

Klipsch La Scala Heritage x2
Custom 3-way Full Horn-Loaded Loudspeakers
Klipsch Heresy Heritage IV x4
Custom 3-way 12” Horn-Loaded Loudspeakers
Klipsch R-121 SW x2
Custom 12” Spun Copper Cerametallic Subwoofer

Amplifiers

McIntosh C22
Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
McIntosh MC152
Solid State Power Amplifier
Luxman M-02
Vintage 4-Channel Power Amp
Douk Audio T4 x6
Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifiers

Media Players & Other

Technics SL1210 M5G x2
Direct Drive DJ Turntables
Condesa Carmen V
Rotary Mixer
BDS PP-131
Spectrum Analyzer
Nakamichi 600
1975 Vintage Cassette Player / Recorder
Pioneer H-R100
8 Track Player

Headphones

SIVGA SV021 Robin Classic
Closed Back Wired Over-Ear Headphones, available upon request
June 23, 2024
First Seating: 6 - 8 PM | Second Seating: 8:30 - 10:30 PM

OMAKASE VINYL | Kate Bush's 'The Dreaming' & 'Hounds of Love'

Equipment Room & Breakaway Records Present: OMAKASE VINYL featuring Kate Bush's 'The Dreaming' & 'Hounds of Love'. Experience a guided listening experience of these seminal album. Enjoy cocktails, food, and poignant conversations on their sonic brilliance.

July 14, 2024
First Seating: 6 - 8 PM | Second Seating: 8:30 - 10:30 PM

OMAKASE VINYL | Willie Nelson's 'Red Headed Stranger'

Equipment Room & Breakaway Records Present: OMAKASE VINYL featuring Willie Nelson's 'Red Headed Stranger'. Experience a guided listening experience of these seminal album. Enjoy cocktails, food, and poignant conversations on their sonic brilliance.

July 28, 2024
First Seating: 6 - 8 PM | Second Seating: 8:30 - 10:30 PM

OMAKASE VINYL | Missy Elliott's 'Under Construction'

Equipment Room & Breakaway Records Present: OMAKASE VINYL featuring Missy Elliott's 'Under Construction'. Experience a guided listening experience of these seminal album. Enjoy cocktails, food, and poignant conversations on their sonic brilliance.

To book your next private event, contact info@equipmentroom.com.

This month’s favorites from our collection.

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality
Black Sabbath
Master of Reality
1971
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kind Music
2020
Here Is Barbara Lynn
Barbara Lynn
Here Is Barbara Lynn
1968
St Germain – Tourist 2000
St Germain
Tourist
2000
Beck ! Odelay
Beck
Odelay
1996
Ryo Fukui – Scenery 1976
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
1976
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban 1957
Kenny Dorham
Afro-Cuban
1957
Donald Fagen – The Nightfly 1982
Donald Fagen
The Nightfly
1982
Caroline Polachek – Pang 2022
Caroline Polachek
Pang 2022
2022