A message from the President

Aug 20, 2017

A message from the President

Greetings to all SFAS members,

My life has been a bit upside down these last few months. Forgive me for dropping off the face of the earth (and big cheers to our remarkable SFAS board of Directors who picked up the ball and have been doing a fantastic job keeping it all going in my absence.

The Art of Listening — Full Length Documentary

Mar 05, 2017

This documentary is a bit slow paced, but features very good interviews with recording engineers, producers and musicians that held my interest. It is currently free to watch online at https://www.theartoflisteningfilm.com  Let me know if you enjoyed it.

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.

The Most Acoustically Advanced Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm

Jan 16, 2017

This is the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. It just had its grand opening a few days ago, after tallying up a cost-to-build tab of $843 Million.

SFAS Member Highlighted in TAS

Jan 14, 2017

I know, it’s not part of our mission to specifically promote anyone’s business, and we’re not. I just want to extend congratulations to SFAS Member Kate Koeppel,

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?

Vinyl Outsells Digital Downloads: Washington Post

Dec 08, 2016

This still amazes me… and yes, we could rationalize that this is because of holiday shoppers wanting to give physical gifts, rather than a gift card for downloads,

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.

New York Times Article

Oct 31, 2016

The NYT seems to me to be the most Audiophile-friendly newspaper I know of. Here’s another great article: Click here