Hank Mahler, TV and Sound Icon, Passes Away

Oct 22, 2021

Henry (Hank) Mahler, a true motion picture and television engineering icon, passed away on Oct. 5, 2021 at the age of 84.

After graduating from Stevens College with a BSEE,

Thoughts on Charlie Watts’ Passing, by Gregory Morgan

Aug 30, 2021

I am heartbroken.  Charlie Watts has died.  My plans to write about how moving and the lack of available LP Shelving has changed my listening habits have been shot, as I just cannot think about anything but Charlie Watts,

Rest In Peace Jim Forte

Jun 26, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that our friend and SFAS board member Jim Forte passed away on April 10, 2021, after a long illness.

RIP Dr. Bruce Edgar

Jan 21, 2021

Another audio legend left our world as Dr. Bruce Edgar passed away January, 2021. His contributions to audio were primarily horn speaker designs and he is best known for the Titan Horn System and Seismic Subwoofer.

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. Yes, so sad to have lost him at such an early age when he still had so many ideas he wanted to explore.

Rest in Peace Roger Modjeski

Dec 18, 2019

Roger Modjeski

On Wednesday morning December 11, 2019, the audio world lost a legendary designer, a teacher and most of all a friend.  Roger lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in San Pablo with hospice and visits from friends.

A Memorial Tribute in Words for Wesla Whitfield, by Russ Button

May 16, 2018

As a member of the San Francisco Audiophile Society, you live for the sheer beauty and loveliness of great music.   We hope that our audio systems bring back to life musical magic.   

In Memorium: Harry Pearson

Nov 11, 2014

Arguably one of the founding fathers of high-end audio Harry Pearson passed away a few days ago. If you’ve been an audiophile for a few decades, there is little chance you missed the effect this man had on shaping our industry into what it is today.

In Memorium

Feb 24, 2014


Michael Raynor Merlino 1941-2014

BAAS Member Michael Merlino passed away on January 26, 2014 due to complications from a long illness.