Event Write-ups

Don Naples Reveal of the Linkwitz LX521 Reference Speakers

Nov 29, 2021


On November 6th, Don Naples hosted an SFAS listening event at his home in Healdsburg. Not long ago, but before the Delta variant,

Single Driver Speaker Event in San Jose, 10/9/21

Oct 25, 2021

On Saturday October 9th, 2021, 19 SFAS members got together for a single driver (and open baffle) speaker listening session in San Jose. Mathew from J&J Audio Solutions provided the commercial equipment.

Cartridge Setup and Phono Stage Shoot Out, June 19, 2021, by Larry Deniston

Jun 30, 2021

Don Naples was kind enough to host the second post-COVID in-person SFAS event at his beautiful home in Healdsburg on June 19, 2021.  We had about a dozen members invited by Don who were able to observe a cartridge setup demonstration by J.R.

South Bay Open House at Phil’s – June 12, 2021

Jun 29, 2021

Please find below the note from Phil to the 25 SFAS members who were lucky enough to spend an afternoon listening to his system and enjoying his hospitality:

“First of all,

SFAS Presents Frank Doris – Editor of PS Audio’s Copper Magazine – June 27, 2021

Jun 27, 2021

Frank Doris has had a storied career across many facets of the audio world.

Here is a brief intro from Frank: “I’ve been an audiophile since I was a teenager and always interested in sound,

George and Carolyn Counnas of Zesto Audio

May 16, 2021

George (President and design engineer) and Carolyn Counnas (Executive Vice President) of Zesto Audio took SFAS through the design considerations for Zesto Audio products by category. They covered the company’s phono stages,

Richard Schram of Parasound!

Apr 18, 2021

Richard Schram returned for another great SFAS presentation to discuss his path from studying music to hi-fi salesman and store manager to Parasound. He also discussed current Parasound equipment and prospects for new equipment that we might being seeing in the future.

Richie Unterberger hosts the Vinyl Discussion Forum – April 14, 2021

Apr 14, 2021

Famed rock historian Richie Unterberger was back and brought SFAS a media presentation on A General History of EPs, concentrating on their heyday in the UK in the mid-’60s!

This meeting was not recorded.

John Curl & David Gans – April 3, 2021

Apr 03, 2021

John Curl and David Gans returned for a very special SFAS Zoom program with a discussion of all things Grateful Dead, John’s extensive experience working with the Grateful Dead sound system,

Legacy Speakers with Bill Dudleston & Brice Auxier Presentation – March 20, 2021

Mar 20, 2021

Bill Dudleston, President and owner of Legacy Audio, joined SFAS along with Victoria Dudleston, Marketing/Project Manager, and Brice Auxier, Sales Technologist. Topics covered included the company’s philosophy and design principles,