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August 2020

Paul McGowan of PS Audio

  August 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

This will be a Zoom meeting –

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September 2020

Mat Weisfeld of VPI

  September 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. 

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Caelin Gabriel of Shunyata Research

  September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.


October 2020

David Solomon of Qobuz

  October 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

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Merrill Wettasinghe of Merrill Audio

  October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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,

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November 2020

Steve Guttenberg of the Audiophiliac Daily Show on YouTube

  November 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Steve Guttenberg ZOOM’s the SFAS

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


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Fremer, Serinus and Reichert – Stereophile Writer Trifecta!

  November 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The SFAS and Zoom will bring together three of the biggest voices in the Audiophile Kingdom.  Don’t miss this!


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December 2020

EveAnna Manley of Manley Laboratories

  December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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John E. Johnson, Jr. – Editor-In-Chief of “Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity”

  December 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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/).


January 2021

Peter Ledermann, President and Chief Engineer of Soundsmith

  January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Audio and Computer Industry veteran Peter Ledermann will join the SFAS in a ZOOM presentation discussion of all things Soundsmith!

Fixed Coil Cartridges: http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges
Our Products: http://www.sound-smith.com/products/grid
Home page: www.sound-smith.com
World Class Strain Gauge Cartridges: http://www.sound-smith.com/strain-gauge-preamplifier/signature-sg-systems-preamplifier
Entry Level Strain Gauge Systems: http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/strain-gauge-systems/strain-gauge-systems
Cartridge Retipping/Rebuilding:  http://www.sound-smith.com/services/cartridge-rebuilding-retipping
Recordings to rescue Children: http://www.directgrace.org/Home.html

This is a free event to SFAS members,

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