Boulder 1008, by Larry Deniston

Mar 29, 2020

My relatively new toy is a Boulder 1008 phono preamp.  It’s a solid state unit with two balanced inputs and two balanced outputs.  I’ve installed an XLR junction box on my turntable to facilitate the use of balanced interconnects from the turntable to the phono preamp. 

Balanced Power, by Larry Deniston

Mar 29, 2020

Balanced Transformers for Power Conditioning

There are many ways to address the quality of power feeding our equipment.  One of our members, Fred S., brought up the idea of balanced power as a solution for cleaning up power. 

Grant Stoner Musings

Mar 26, 2020

Well there’s nothing good about the Corona virus, so let’s make something up to cheer us up a bit.  The one good thing for audiophiles is it’s “forcing us” to stay home and listen to music. 

Music is Love, by Jim Forte

Mar 05, 2020

Music Is Love

As a newly inducted member of the SFAS “leadership team”, I want to talk about music. After all, this is what we all pursue with a passion.

New Toy – Tripp Lite IS1000HG, by Larry Deniston

Mar 02, 2020

In a search for clean power for my system, I remembered a suggestion from Vince Galbo of MSB Technologies during a wide-ranging discussion about the MSB Analog DAC and the importance of clean power. 

ASC Acoustic Tip of the Week: Room Boundary Materials

Feb 28, 2020

Do your walls, ceiling, or floor thump like a gigantic bass drum? Does your basement ceiling leak movie sound effects into the bedrooms upstairs? Does your studio floor add a mid-range coloration you can’t quite put your finger on?

From the mind of Gregory Morgan

Feb 24, 2020


As I am new to the board, I would like to take this moment to provide a bit of an introduction. I have been a record collector for as long as I can remember.

Equipment Repair and Service

Feb 10, 2020

  • Berkeley Stereo has a good repair tech named Kent Leech.  He is especially adept at restoring older tube gear.
  • True Sound in Campbell.  

Some Musings on Power, by Larry Deniston

Feb 04, 2020

The AC power supplying my system has mostly been an afterthought at least until recently.  Sure, I’ve made attempts to improve the quality of the power in my listening room by moving from simple power strips to a Power Plant Premier (an older iteration of the PS Audio regenerator) and then to a Synergistic Research Powercell 10se Mk III. 

The Legacy of Roger Modjeski, by Alan Martin

Jan 27, 2020

As I reflect on Roger’s contributions to the field of audio reproduction it makes me proud to have contributed to several of his projects over the past year.