Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society is having its next meeting at Jim Bennett’s home at 1pm on April 13, 2013. MIT’s new Styleline cables and interconnects will be featured, and MIT will want your feedback. Jim’s address is: 8224 Ardenness Drive, Sacramento, CA 95829 and his cell phone is 916-870-0394. Hope to see you there.
There is a meeting of the Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society at Keith Mundy’s house this Saturday, March 9, at 1 PM. We will be discussing some club business, a venue for a performance by a respected guitarist, and most of all, listening to Pass Labs speakers and gear in Keith’s listening room. His address is 778 Perkins Way, Sacramento, CA and his phone is 916-441-5424. Hope to see you all there! Any questions you can also call Dave at 530-320-1576.
After doing some more market research, Marihart Audio will be scaling back its retail operations. I will be selling off all of my demo gear over the next 6 months and pulling pretty much out of retail. I can still order gear in for customers, but I will not stock any demo gear anymore except for my main system. I will continue to offer the Fieckert analysis for my customers on their turntables, and I will continue to do ‘table servicing on all types, esp. Linns. I am also available for consulting work at your residence should you need it.
I want to thank everyone that has supported us for the last 6.5 years, and I will continue to support you although in a more limited fashion.
We are in the process of closing the Roseville storefront. Marihart Audio will be moving to Colfax into it’s old digs at 222 Sierra View Dr. I will carry the remains of the gear here that didn’t sell, and will be carrying the following lines: Cary Audio, Brodmann, MIT, Exemplar Audio, and limited JoLida , Feickert, and Music Hall. You can contact me on the cell at 530-320-1576. I will still tune turntables and work on them, and may get a small space down in Roseville for pick up and drop off. Thank you for hanging in there with me.
We are having the first annual Christmas Party at Keith Mundy’s house on Dec 8, 2012 at 12 noon. Craig Mundy’s famous Tacos are on the menu, great music in Keith’s sound room, and a gathering area for chit-chat is on the schedule. Guys bring your significant others, and that goes for the girls too. Nonmembers are invited. You can bring food to share, and we do ask you bring BYOB for alcohol. The club will be helping to provide drinks (sodas, water), dessert, and appetizers. Keith’s system will be augmented by Kent Gaush’s equipment, and an integrated by Exemplar Audio provided by Dave Marihart.
Keith’s address is 778 Perkins Way, Sacramento, CA, 95818. Phone is 916 416-5638. RSVP is required and please give at least 3 days notice.
See you there!!!
The Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society will have their July 14th meeting at 1PM at Dave Sykes house (directions to follow) and the August 11th meeting at 1PM at the Audio Experience Shop in Roseville. Topics for the July meeting will include updates on the California Audio Show on Aug 3-5, nonprofit status, and a listening session of the new Zu speakers and more. August 11th meeting will include a short recap of the Ca Audio show, and a presentation by Tim Brisson of MIT regarding Timbre and the importance of preserving it in audio playback. A set of new MIT Matrix cables will also be raffled off at this event.
Directions to Dave Sykes house: I-80 to the Foresthill Exit, take Foresthill exit to Foresthill Rd. and follow for 15 mi, right on Todd Valley Rd., go 1 mi, turn Right on Green Ridge Rd., go about 1 mi, turn Right on Birchwood Drive, go 1 mi and Dave’s is the second to the last house at the end on the right (20617 Birchwood). Walk past the main house to the little house in the back. Phone is 530-367-4716.
Audio Experience is located at 1120 Douglas Blvd., Suite B, Roseville, CA 95678. I-80 to Douglas Blvd., take the West exit to Harding Blvd., turn left and follow road around to the Burger King parking lot entrance, make a hard right and another right and park.
Hope to see you at both meetings!
We have a new website for the Audiophile Society that allows for announcements, blogs, forums, and other stuff that this website cannot do. The new website was set up by Gavin Fish (thank you ) and the site is: http://sierranevada.audiophilesociety.com/ . Audiophile Stuff will be put here for the next few months then will go to the new website. Please register and use this puppy. Some of us already have. You will recieve an email from the site when registration is complete. We can also load pictures, etc. Go for It Everyone!!!
We have a meeting of the Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society this weekend on June 9 at Audio Experience. The meeting will start at 1 PM, there will be several topics covered, and Dan Filip, an acoustical engineer of DF Design, will be giving a talk on room acoustics and how critical they are to the sound of your system. Also he will cover the measurement of and how to solve issues with the room. His firm does the measurement and calculations to perfect the room acoustics, not the install. He will point the way as to how we can do that ourselves. Also we will have a summary of the meeting with Dan Levi of the LA Audiophile Society. See you there-this will be a great meeting.
This past Saturday, the Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society held its monthly meeting at the home member Gavin Fish at 1:00pm. During the meeting, the society:
- Revisited last meeting’s notes, including the idea of launching a society website, posting contact information of the club members in a secure area online, and creating a more broad organization including a vice president, secretaries, etc.
- A decision was made that Gavin Fish would put together a website with a forum installed so the group could easily communicate online.
- Discussed fundraising ideas and what to spend the money on. It was discussed that the club may want to file as a non-profit organization and raise money for music education and other worthy causes. It was decided that members David Sykes and Gavin Fish would speak with Bob Levy, president of the LA/Orange County Audiophile Society to see what his advice was on the matter. This meeting will take place at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach.
- It was decided that the group needs an activities director. We nominated and seconded John Berry for the position.
- It was decided that Tim Palin would be our communications director.
- We discussed the possibility of implementing an annual membership fee, whereas now the $15 fee is for a lifetime membership.
- We decided to invite Tony Weber of Cary Audio to speak to the group. Dave Marihart is going to extend the invitation.
From there, we spent three hours listening to music from various genres and artists on Gavin’s home system, which features a Light Harmonic Da Vinci DAC, Wilson Audio loudspeakers, MIT Cables interfacing, and Pass Labs components.
We are having the meeting at Gavin Fish’s house this weekend on Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm. The address is —- R—–g C—t, O——-e, CA, 9—-. Phone number for contact is Dave Marihart at 530-320-1576.
Gavin has quite a system, featured will be the Light Harmonic da Vinci DAC, Pass Labs pre and amps, Clearaudio table, MIT Oracle wire, and the new Wilson Sasha speakers. So bring your LP’s, CD’s, and USB sticks.
See you there.