Old Articles & Posts

A message from the President

Aug 20, 2017

A message from the President

Greetings to all SFAS members,

My life has been a bit upside down these last few months. Forgive me for dropping off the face of the earth (and big cheers to our remarkable SFAS board of Directors who picked up the ball and have been doing a fantastic job keeping it all going in my absence.

The Art of Listening — Full Length Documentary

Mar 05, 2017

This documentary is a bit slow paced, but features very good interviews with recording engineers, producers and musicians that held my interest. It is currently free to watch online at https://www.theartoflisteningfilm.com  Let me know if you enjoyed it.

The Most Acoustically Advanced Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm

Jan 16, 2017

This is the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. It just had its grand opening a few days ago, after tallying up a cost-to-build tab of $843 Million.

SFAS Member Highlighted in TAS

Jan 14, 2017

I know, it’s not part of our mission to specifically promote anyone’s business, and we’re not. I just want to extend congratulations to SFAS Member Kate Koeppel, whose design company was highlighted in a two-page article in the February 2017 issue of The Absolute Sound.

Vinyl Outsells Digital Downloads: Washington Post

Dec 08, 2016

This still amazes me… and yes, we could rationalize that this is because of holiday shoppers wanting to give physical gifts, rather than a gift card for downloads, but still,

New York Times Article

Oct 31, 2016

The NYT seems to me to be the most Audiophile-friendly newspaper I know of. Here’s another great article: Click here

Building Community Through Shared Listening Sessions by David C. Snyder

Oct 27, 2016

Shared Listening Sessions ~  by David C. Snyder, SFAS Director of Online Systems

One day, while sitting in the sweet spot and soaking up fine playback of an amazing performance (don’t recall the artist),

We Lost A Good One…

Oct 17, 2016

A.J. Conti, the brilliant founder of Basis Audio, passed from a heart attack a few days ago at the age of 59.

It is always surreal to know that a person I have spoken with extensively and with great admiration,

Renovation of Leslie’s Audiophile Garage

Sep 30, 2016

If you’ve been to Leslie’s for one of our SFAS events, the renovation of this space is going to take our capacity, comfort and her system’s sound to another level altogether!

Hardware Review: The USB Disruptor

Aug 15, 2016

A Short Review of The USB Disruptor and DaBigGenius USB cable from Truth In Systems, LLC (www.USBDisruptor.com)

Here’s the “Bottom Line,” but right at the top: Why?