Event Write-ups

System Optimization – Stirling Trayle, March 23, 2019, by Larry Deniston

Mar 28, 2019

During one of the regular SFAS board member discussions regarding ideas for events our members might enjoy, Kevin Olson suggested we consider having Stirling Trayle of Audio Systems Optimized come and talk to us. 

Mastering Engineer – Piper Payne, February 23, 2019, by Larry Deniston

Mar 28, 2019

“How to save the world and cure sad records” – Mastering Engineer Piper Payne

While the event headlined Piper Payne, Mastering Engineer, we were lucky to have Allen Perkins of Spiral Groove turntables and Joe Markert,

Phono Stage Shoot Out – January 26, 2019, by Larry Deniston

Jan 29, 2019

They said, “a shoot out with 10 phono stages?  They must be crazy! Who would so such a thing?”    Well, we did and by all accounts,

End of Year Party – 2018

Dec 23, 2018

A great time had by all at a wonderful party hosted by SFAS leadership Leslie Lundin and Grant Stoner.



November, 2018 SFAS Event – Parasound Event with Richard Schram and John Curl

Nov 29, 2018

After last years’ fun and informative Parasound event with Richard Schram and John Curl, we followed up with another enjoyable event with the dynamic duo this year.

October, 2018 SFAS Event – David Gans Interviews John Curl

Oct 27, 2018

David Gans / John Curl 10/20/18 SFAS Event

Once again SFAS members were treated to the type of event that is only made available through the San Francisco Audiophile Society. 

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.