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One Reason Streaming Doesn’t Sound As Good As The Source Material

Nov 04, 2018

A very interesting article on the Roon Labs Community forum (Roon Labs) discussed a “watermark” added by Universal Music Group (UMG) and the watermark affects the sound quality of the music being streamed. 

QoBuz by David Hicks

Sep 28, 2018

High-resolution audio is generally defined as music files that have a higher sampling frequency and/or bit depth than that of Compact Disc Digital Audio, which is specified at 16 bit/44.1 kHz. 

Copper Weights for Headshells, by Joe Hakim

Sep 20, 2018

If you are into vinyl playback, it’s likely you will eventually run into the need for a headshell weight to improve the low frequency resonance point of your tonearm/cartridge combination.

Example Newsletter

Sep 06, 2018

The-Muse-APRIL-2018-SFAS-Newsletter

Recording Bloopers on Famous Albums

Feb 23, 2017

Do you listen deeply into your music? If you have one of the albums on this list, did you notice these recording anomalies  or mistakes?

SF Old School Analog Recording Studio

Feb 06, 2017

What I love about our city is that it never fails to surprise me with some hidden gem. Like this analogue only studio run by John Vanderslice.

Audiophile Wisdom – Ported vs Non-Ported Subs

Dec 10, 2016

A question asked by SFAS Sr. VP Leslie Lundin and answered by member and audio engineer Manny LaCarrubba.

Subwoofers: To Port or Not To Port?

Review: Shelter 501 II mono moving coil cartridge, By Larry Deniston

Dec 01, 2016

This effort, and it was more of an effort than I believed it would be, began after reading some reviews of mono cartridges and stereo magazine contributors having opined on the benefits of playing mono records with mono cartridge.

SFAS Gets Press!

Feb 09, 2016

Recently, SV Magazine, centered in the South Bay, ran a nice one-page article on SFAS written by their Automotive Editor, Brian Douglas, who turns out is an avid audiophile.

Audiophile Music Reviews and Stories

May 27, 2014

http://www.stereophile.com/content/show-newport-beach-starts-friday-0

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