New Toy – Spiral Groove SG 2.2 by Larry Deniston

Jan 26, 2021

Well, doing as I do, several months ago while enjoying listening to my system, I was also thinking about the next upgrade. Where’s the weak link in the current system?

Speaker Cable Questions Answered by Galen Galeis

Jan 22, 2021

1. Is it better to run long cables (RCA or XLR) or long speaker runs? 

It is better to keep the signal at the load end,

Iconoclast Introduction and Cable Comparison

Dec 30, 2020

Iconoclast Introduction and WireWorld Cable Comparison
Albert Dall

Hello SFAS members,

As a lot of you have heard, since spring and Covid shutdown times,

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,