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System-Hop in The South Bay

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Please join us for the second, SFAS member system hop this year.  This event will take place in the south bay this time from Joe’s house in Soquel, to Grant’s house near Santa Cruz, wrapping up at Phil’s house in San Jose.  This is a FREE Event for members only.  No guests please due to limited numbers of attendees.  The timing for this event is listed below with some overlaps included.  Address of locations will be provided to the members after sign-ups are completed.

Joe’s house, Soquel: 10:00 – 1:00

Grant’s house, Santa Cruz: 12:00 –  3:00

Phil’s house, San Jose: 2:00 – 5:00

Joe’s system:


Artisan Fidelity SP10MK3 NGS TT
Koetsu Blue Lace Platinum mounted on an FR66s tonearm.
Ypsilon MC16-L SUT
Ypsilon VPS 100 phono stage
Aurender N10 server/streamer w/Tidal MQA
Ypsilon PST 100 MKII Preamp
Ypsilon Aelius II Monoblocks
Von Schweikert Audio VR 55 Aktive speakers
PS Audio P10 regenerator
Cabling by MasterBuilt Audio
Critical Mass Systems MAXXUM Rack System + Center Stage 2 Footers for isolation

Grant’s System:


Martin Logan Mosaic speakers
SVS SB-2000 subwoofer
Bel Canto amp
Rotes preamp
Rega Planet CD player
Clearaudio Bluemotion turntable
Schitt Mani phono preamp
CF-X power conditioner
PS audio power cables
Nordost speaker cables and
Assorted interconnects

Phil’s System:

Two John Curl Parasound JC1s driving a pair of Vapor Joules (pretty rare [5 known in captivitiy]), with a JC2BP pre-amp and a JC3Jr phono preamp.  Six ASC tube Traps home to move around the room.  Phil’s source material consists of over 3000 albums, gathered over 60 years of collecting, 25,000 songs on iTunes played through Amarra and many hundreds of CDs.  Albums played on Rega 6 with Ortofon Bronze Quintet cartridge through the JC3jr.  Digital is played on an iMac, with External hard drive through Amarra, or Oppo CD player, both played through Benchmark 2 Pac.  Phil uses mostly VooDoo interconnects and speaker cables.
If you would like to bring some music to Phil’s house, please bring CDs or a thumb drive.


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June 29, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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