Building Community Through Shared Listening Sessions by David C. Snyder

Oct 27, 2016

Shared Listening Sessions ~  by David C. Snyder, SFAS Director of Online Systems

One day, while sitting in the sweet spot and soaking up fine playback of an amazing performance (don’t recall the artist),

We Lost A Good One…

Oct 17, 2016

A.J. Conti, the brilliant founder of Basis Audio, passed from a heart attack a few days ago at the age of 59.

It is always surreal to know that a person I have spoken with extensively and with great admiration,

Renovation of Leslie’s Audiophile Garage

Sep 30, 2016

If you’ve been to Leslie’s for one of our SFAS events, the renovation of this space is going to take our capacity, comfort and her system’s sound to another level altogether!

Hardware Review: The USB Disruptor

Aug 15, 2016

A Short Review of The USB Disruptor and DaBigGenius USB cable from Truth In Systems, LLC (

Here’s the “Bottom Line,” but right at the top: Why?

The POTUS Playlists

Aug 14, 2016

A few years back, it was quite a shock to realize that I was actually older than the President of The United States…

Alón’s Video Vault: Pre-cursor to Hamilton

Jun 10, 2016

Not having a TV, sometimes I’m a bit late in locking in on something big happening in our culture. This time it was the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton,

Newport High End Audio Show Starts Friday June 3rd!

Jun 01, 2016

THE SHOW Newport is like Disneyland for audiophiles. It really is an amazing experience. This year they’re expecting over 10,000 people to attend the show at the Hotel Irvine (for perspective,

The Vinyl Renaissance Pushes Onward

Feb 09, 2016

Venerable cultural observer, The New Yorker, has published another incisive article on the ongoing drama of the LP resurgence.  Many of us older vinyl stalwarts are amazed that after decades of being relegated to Audiophile Fossilism,

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.

Audio Education News: Basic Electronics Class Starts Soon

Nov 23, 2015

SFAS member and Dean of the Berkeley Hi-Fi School Roger Modjeski is offering a basic electronics class in 5 Sunday afternoon sessions, starting Nov. 29th.