Old Articles & Posts

The POTUS Playlists

Aug 14, 2016

A few years back, it was quite a shock to realize that I was actually older than the President of The United States…

Alón’s Video Vault: Pre-cursor to Hamilton

Jun 10, 2016

Not having a TV, sometimes I’m a bit late in locking in on something big happening in our culture. This time it was the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton,

Newport High End Audio Show Starts Friday June 3rd!

Jun 01, 2016

THE SHOW Newport is like Disneyland for audiophiles. It really is an amazing experience. This year they’re expecting over 10,000 people to attend the show at the Hotel Irvine (for perspective,

The Vinyl Renaissance Pushes Onward

Feb 09, 2016

Venerable cultural observer, The New Yorker, has published another incisive article on the ongoing drama of the LP resurgence.  Many of us older vinyl stalwarts are amazed that after decades of being relegated to Audiophile Fossilism,

Audio Education News: Basic Electronics Class Starts Soon

Nov 23, 2015

SFAS member and Dean of the Berkeley Hi-Fi School Roger Modjeski is offering a basic electronics class in 5 Sunday afternoon sessions, starting Nov. 29th.  

So, You Think Your Speakers Are Big?

Aug 06, 2015

David Hicks shared this link with me recently. It holds a montage of photos definitely qualified as audio-porn.  I took the liberty of rearranging the photos here,

Vinyl Renaissance Continues

Jun 03, 2015

If you’re wondering if the resurgence of analog is a fad, consider that new pressing plants are popping up all over the world.

Super Tweeters You Can’t Buy

May 15, 2015

As a wild, flailing thrust into the 21st Century, your SFAS Leadership Team has embraced social media. Hoping to live up to the lofty moniker “Super Tweeters,”

SFAS Concert Series #2: Attendee Comments on The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Apr 03, 2015

This, our second concert with SFjazz, will be a lot of musical fun for our members!  Join us on Friday, May 15, 2015 for an evening concert with the Grammy-Award Winning band,

The Return of The Album

Mar 30, 2015

Our upcoming analogue event on April 18th is well-timed to reflect the changing habits of music-lovers away from listening to single after single on a shuffle setting on a smart device,