Sys-hop – My Visit to Larry’s, by Dan Rubin

Dec 27, 2018

If you want to understand a key benefit to SFAS membership, read on. Larry Deniston recently posted his Technics SL-1200G turntable for sale in the Buy and Sell Locally forum at the SFAS website forums.

The LA&OCAS 25th Anniversary Gala

Dec 27, 2018

We Came, We Saw, We Were Impressed


How The Other Half Lives.

By David Hicks

It’s a bit inaccurate to reference the Los Angeles &

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018 – Write Up by Kevin Olson

Nov 29, 2018

My wife, Karen, and I attended this years’ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver.

Our first stop was at Kyron Audio. Kyron Audio hails from Australia and they make loudspeakers that are similar in design to Linkwitz Labs Orion,

Jana Dagdagan Pays a Visit, by David Hicks

Nov 26, 2018

Jana Dagdagan was on The West Coast.  She had asked Michael Fremer if he knew anyone out in the San Francisco Bay Area who had a “vintage system” that she could video record for her EarSpace YouTube channel (  

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


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.