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February 2019

Mastering Engineer Piper Payne

  February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at The Shops at Hilltop for a fascinating presentation by Mastering Engineer Piper Payne. 

Piper is the Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering in Oakland where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels.  In addition, Piper is the keeper of Quality Control and a consultant for many vinyl record pressing plants. She recently finished her term as President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy and serves on the P&E Wing Steering Committee and the Advisory Council. She is a newly elected Governor of the Audio Engineering Society and she is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the AES’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and she is on the committee of the AES SF Chapter as well as an active member of Women’s Audio Mission. Piper is an audio professor and guest lectures often about mastering and recording.

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The Shops at Hilltop, 2200 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA 94806 United States
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March 2019

Stirling Trayle – Audio Systems Optimized

  March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Specialist in Audio System Optimization

Please join us at The Shops at Hilltop for a fascinating event with Stirling Trayle.  Stirling, as you may recall from Kevin Olson’s post in the May, 2018 Muse, is someone that is an expert in optimizing your existing audio system.  Stirling will get the best sound from your current system using techniques he has mastered during his extensive audio career.  Stirling’s diligence and painstaking attention to detail will get the most out of your system and he’s willing to share his experience and expertise with us.

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The Shops at Hilltop, 2200 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA 94806 United States

April 2019

System-hop in the North Bay

  April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and experience three member’s systems in the North Bay.  System-hop from Kevin’s house in Napa to Jack Kenny’s house in Sonoma and finally to Albert Dall’s house in Healdsburg.  As you can imagine there will be very limited seating, so don’t wait to sign up!  THIS EVENT is FREE to SFAS members only, no guests, sorry.  Due to the small size of two out of three listening spaces registration is limited!  You can register if you are current on your membership dues.  There will be some overlapping of the afternoon visiting hours to help spread out the arrival and departure times. Addresses for each location will be provided to the SFAS members after they sign up for the event.  And don’t forget to check into the Ride Sharing forum on our website:

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June 2019

SFAS System Sunday – San Francisco – Session 1

  June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We have our first System Sunday event Sunday, June 9 in San Francisco.  As Alon described in the May, 2019 Muse this is your chance to hear one of our member’s systems in an intimate setting.  This is a members only event and no guests please due to participant number limitations. 

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SFAS System Sunday – San Francisco – Session 2

  June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We have our first System Sunday event Sunday, June 9 in San Francisco.  As Alon described in the May, 2019 Muse this is your chance to hear one of our member’s systems in an intimate setting.  This is a members only event and no guests please due to participant number limitations. 

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SFAS System Sunday – San Francisco – Session 3

  June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We have our first System Sunday event Sunday, June 9 in San Francisco.  As Alon described in the May, 2019 Muse this is your chance to hear one of our member’s systems in an intimate setting.  This is a members only event and no guests please due to participant number limitations. 

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SFAS System Sunday – San Francisco – Session 4

  June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our first SFAS System Sunday event is coming June 9 in San Francisco.  As we described in the May, 2019 Muse, this is your chance to hear one of our member’s systems in an intimate setting.  This is a member’s only event – no guests please due to participant number limitations (Only 3 members at a time).  This is a free event, but members must RSVP to attend – first come first served.

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Roger Modjeski Event

  June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us to hear Roger Modjeski speak about the history of tubes, the current application of tubes and his new Futterman amplifier at The Shops at Hilltop in Richmond. 

Roger is the founder of Music Reference and RAM tubes.   He has designed and built reference quality phono stages (RM-4), preamps (RM-5) and the highly-acclaimed RM-10 and RM-200.  RAM tubes are tested and graded using a proprietary tube testing computer developed by Roger providing a very low noise tube.

So please come listen and learn from one of the great amplifier designers of our time.

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System-Hop in The South Bay

  June 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the second 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 – 1:00Grant’s house, Santa Cruz: 12:00 –  3:00Phil’s house, San Jose: 2:00 – 5:00

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July 2019

Dutch & Dutch 8c All-In-One Speaker

  July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for an amazing event to hear the Dutch & Dutch all-in-one (high-end DAC, amps, subwoofers and DSP) speaker at the Shops at Hilltop on July 13.  This event may cause you to reconsider your all separates music system!

From the Dutch and Dutch website:

Completely accurate music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimized speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room.  The 8c is more than just a loudspeaker.

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