Archive for June, 2012
We just got in our shipment of AKG headphones, and have just set up our demo system. We are featuring several headphone amps-Cary Audio, Heed, Creek, and Audioengine. AKG headphones include the 240 Studio, 240 MK 2, Quincy Jones 460 and 701, and the 702. We can demo on your source, CD, USB from our server, Apple Quicktime, or on a USB stick. Our main demo amp is the Cary Audio CAD 300 SEI, but can switch to any other source or amp you wish. For AKG reviews see http://www.headphonereviews.org/headphone/AKG/K701 , http://www.testfreaks.com/headphones-headsets/-/akg/ .
We just received the Zesto Audio Andros PS1 Phonostage that has been receiving a lot of press lately. It is quite a sweet sounding unit, yet very revealing. A definite improvement over our previous stage. It definitely shows off the Transfiguration Phoenix cartridge and Triplanar tonearm on our Feickert Blackbird table. We would be happy to demo this unit in your own system if you wish. See: http://positive-feedback.com/Issue58/zesto.htm , http://www.dagogo.com/View-Article.asp?hArticle=1008 , http://www.avguide.com/review/zesto-audio-andros-ps1-vacuum-tube-phono-preamplifier-tas-222 , for reviews, and http://www.zestoaudio.com/ for direct info.
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!
Starting late this week and into next week we will be adding Zesto’s superb phonostage and AKG pro headphones to our selection of high end gear. Zesto’s new phonostage that has recieved so much press lately will be in the main system in the rear room. AKG Pro Headphones, the 701, 702, Quincy Jones 460′s, and the 240′s will be displayed upfront, and we will have a limited stock on hand. We also have access to other AKG pro products on a by order only basis. Our headphone amps will be the Cary Audio CAD 300 SEI, Cary Audio Xciter, Creek OBH 21 SE, to name a few. Come in and relax and listen to true excellence.
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.