It’s been a few years since we’ve had the pleasure of visiting with Paul McGowan, so we’re looking forward to this upcoming event. Paul has been in the audio business for over 40 years starting with a ground-breaking phono stage in the ’70’s, moving on to cables, power regenerators, DACs, transports, power amps, preamps and a foray into speaker design. PS Audio is located in Boulder Colorado.
Please join us for an interesting afternoon with Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI. VPI has been making high value and highly rated turntables, tonearms and record cleaners in the US for over 40 years. From the VPI website:
Meet Mat Weisfeld, son of Harry and Sheila Weisfeld. Mat grew up at VPI, and while he originally didn’t plan on following this path, it became the love he didn’t realize he had (next to his wife Jane Weisfeld). Mat has taken the strong foundation and VPI tradition created by his mom and dad.
SFAS is pleased to announce a virtual meeting with Caelin Gabriel, President of Shunyata Research. Caelin and Shunyata are recognized as a leading cable and power product manufacturer in the audiophile industry. Sign up and hear what Caelin has to say about how he is taming the deleterious noise in HiFi systems.
From the Shunyata Research website:
Caelin Gabriel is a former US military research scientist with a background in the research and design of ultra-sensitive data-acquisition systems.
The San Francisco Audiophile Society is excited to be hosting David Solomon, “Chief Hi-Res Musical Evangelist” for Qobuz. Sign up to hear what David has to say about bringing Qobuz to the US market and making streaming an option for audiophiles.
We’ll be meeting with David virtually via Zoom. This event is free, but members must RSVP to register – the Zoom meeting link will be sent out an hour or two before the start of the meeting.
The San Francisco Audiophile Society is excited to be hosting Merrill Wettasinghe, Principal and Founder of Merrill Audio. Merrill Audio is known for their award winning amps, preamps and phonostages. Sign up to hear what Merrill has to say about his latest developments in amplifier design with the GaN (gallium nitride) transistor and his Tape Head Preamp.
From the Merrill Audio website:
Merrill Wettasinghe is the principal and founder of Merrill Audio. Merrill, though an engineer by education and profession,
Steve Guttenberg of the Audiophiliac Daily Show on YouTube will visit with SFAS members and bring his uniquely New York viewpoints to discuss all things Audiophiliac with our mainly West Coast membership. In fact, Steve would love to hear our members talk about what makes our West Coast audiophile’s different from the East Coasters. Bring your opinions and be prepared to join in a lively discussion!
Steve’s “Audiophiliac Daily Show” YouTube channel: Click Here
We’re so happy to let our members know that we have scheduled a visit with EveAnna Manley of Manley Laboratories. We’ll have more to come on this fun event, but in the interim here’s a great link to EveAnna’s story: https://www.manley.com/history
Join us for an afternoon with John E. Johnson who will discuss home theater and the latest applications of digital sound processing. Dr. Johnson is the editor-in-chief of the “Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity” website (https://hometheaterhifi.com/).