Smyth Research Realiser A16, Product Review, by jazzfan

Sep 23, 2020

The Worlds Most Advanced 3D Headphone Processor


  • Best 2-channel/multi-channel 3D virtualization available
  • Personalized capture/reproduction of actual measured speakers and environments
  • New feature upgrades available via firmware updates


  • Expect a steep operational learning curve
  • The user interface is less than optimal
  • The small display panel is challenging to read from a distance
  • Optimum performance can only be achieved by taking personal measurements
  • The unit must be returned to the UK for service/repair


Since I began this hobby in the mid-70s,

MSB Technology Factory Visit, by Larry Deniston

Jul 26, 2020

After SFAS received a generous donation of HiFi equipment which included an older MSB DAC that needed repair, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the MSB Technology factory while dropping off the DAC. 

New Toy, Spatial Audio M5 Sapphire, by Larry Deniston

Jul 25, 2020

Spatial M5 Sapphire Speakers

In looking for the next improvement in my system, I started thinking about speaker upgrades and thinking about open baffle designs. 

Alon’s Big Idea – SFAS Focus Groups and Other SFAS Initiatives

Jul 22, 2020

SFAS Initiatives:


Since its inception, one of the prime directives at SFAS has been to build a robust,

New Toy – UpTone Audio’s EtherREGEN, by Albert Dall

Jun 28, 2020

Hello SFAS Board and club members! I hope you all are staying safe and sane during these crazy COVID times.  Happily, the club has adapted to be as active as ever with weekly Happy Hour Zoom meetings,

David Hicks’ New Toy – An Awesome DIY Turntable

Jun 08, 2020

A DIY (with a lot of help) Turntable

I don’t post new toy write-ups very often, if ever, up until now, so I’m going to throw a whole bunch of new toys into this one post.  

New Toy – David Hick’s Awesome DIY Turntable

May 31, 2020

A DIY (with a lot of help) Turntable
by: David Hicks (and others)

I don’t post new toy write-ups very often, if ever, up until now,

Music to Raise Your Spirits, Don Naples

Apr 28, 2020

Don Naples recommends the April 17th 2020 interview of Dr. Robert Greenberg (a friend).

Dr. Greenberg suggests you join him on Facebook Live with Julie Stoltz of The Great Courses,

New Toy, Soundsmith Sussurro and Blu-Tack, by Kevin Olson

Apr 03, 2020

Greetings. Sorry we are all stuck at home. With all our music and time to listen! Wow!

Just before things changed I bought a new phono cartridge.

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.