Event Write-ups

September, 2018 SFAS Event – SweetVinyl and Kirmuss Presentations

Sep 30, 2018

The September 2018 SFAS event turned into a doubleheader, with presentations and demonstrations by Leo Hoarty and Dan Eakins of SweetVinyl, makers of the SugarCube SC-1 and SC-2 record surface noise reduction systems.  Plus, Charles Kirmuss of Kirmuss audio described the science behind and demonstrated his “In The Groove” ultrasonic record restoration system.

August, 2018 SFAS Event – Critical Mass Systems Racks and Footers

Sep 25, 2018

SFAS Members were once again treated to a very interesting and informative event at Joe Hakim’s beautiful home in Soquel.  This time the presentation covered the Critical Mass Systems (CMS) MAXXUM equipment rack and CMS 0.8,

June, 2018 SFAS Event – Richie Unterberberger Discusses David Bowie

Sep 25, 2018

June 16, 2018 at The Shops at Hilltop

Our most recent event at the Shops at Hilltop was an interesting and informative presentation on the early works of David Bowie by Richie Unterberger and Alec Palao.

April, 2018 SFAS Event – Michael Fremer

Sep 25, 2018

On Saturday April 28, 2018 the SFAS membership had the pleasure of another informative and entertaining presentation by Michael Fremer at our new conference room at The Shops at Hilltop.  

March, 2018 SFAS – An Afternoon with Roger Modjeski

Sep 25, 2018

Analog and Audio Integration
At the Hilltop

March 10, 2018

The SFAS event for March was held at The Shops at Hilltop in Richmond featuring Roger Modjeski.

Audiology and The Audiophile’s Hearing

Feb 27, 2018

Audiologist Event with Peter Marincovich, PhD., CC-A and his associates Joseph Hardeman, AuD.; and Daniel Park, AuD., extern

On February 10 this year SFAS members participated in another sold out event at Leslie’s Audiophile Garage in Orinda. 

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS-X Soundbar System event.

Feb 04, 2018

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS-X Soundbar System event.
by Grant Stoner

January 13, 2018
Nakamichi presented a soundbar shootout at Leslie’s Audio Garage Emporium.


MAGICO MYSTERY TOUR VISIT, The Sequel. A write up, by Albert Dall

Jan 02, 2018


By Albert Dall


Hello SFAS members and friends! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!  

PS AUDIO event write up by Larry Deniston

Oct 29, 2017

PS Audio/Paul McGowan SFAS Event – October 21, 2017

SFAS members who attended the PS Audio event in Soquel were treated to a lively and enlightening discussion with PS Audio’s founder Paul McGowan and regional sales manager Kevin Jackson. 

PARASOUND- Richard Schram & John Curl. Event write up by Larry Deniston

Oct 27, 2017

Parasound Event – September 16, 2017


SFAS members were treated to an interesting, enjoyable, and candid visit with Parasound founder Richard Schram and renowned circuit designer John Curl.