Shinjitsu Audio was founded in 2005 by a consortium of artisans and audio designers. Dissatisfied with ridiculously priced "audiophile products" Our goal is to provide unique, affordable high performance solutions based on
sound scientific principles.
Mr. Morris of Shinjitsu Audio (https://www.shinjitsuaudio.com/) will be demoing a pair of his speakers for the club
"There is absolutely something to the back loaded horn design that is inherently right in a musical sense. The details that come out of the horn mouth add not only bass and body to the music but dynamics and huge amounts of detail. Not only micro details of instruments and vocals but spatial details of the venues."
And now for something completely different....
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In 2020 we have had -Andrew Jones, John Curl, LEONID (LEO) AYZENSHTAT, Sean Casey, Paul Barton, David Janszen, Roger Sanders, Ted Smith,Gus Skinas,Darren Meyers, Jason Stoddard. and Jerred Dunkerson.
Peter Ledermann of Sound-Smith,
and Frank Van Alstine
THE CLUB PLANS TO HOLD OUR JULY, AUGUST,SEPT, OCT AND NOV
MEETINGS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES INCORPORATED.
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AS WELL AS RESCHEDULED MEETING LOCALES AND DATES
Topic: Friday Night Happy Hour
Time: Fridays at 07:00 PM -8pm
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To finish the month, we are having a live performance by guitarist Chris Dorsey on 10/21/2020 at 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church (801 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014). Masks and social distancing will be in effect as usual. We plan to record the event for those who cannot make it. To finish the month, we are having a live performance by guitarist Chris Dorsey on 10/21/2020 at 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church (801 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014). Masks and social distancing will be in effect as usual. We plan to record the event for those who cannot make it.
Something of an audio legend, Frank Van Alstine has been in the audio electronics business for over 50 years. He has made Audio by Van Alstine a success by providing high fidelity electronics with great customer service, quality construction, and amazing audio for the money. Never resting on his audio laurels, he continues to introduce new and innovative products. Over the years he has acquired a number of patents, scores of positive equipment reviews, and a great many dedicated audiophile fans. A genuine audio personality, Frank has definite ideas about the audio world and what makes for good engineering and what is audio snake oil. Join us for what will likely be an informative and interesting AAVC interview on Saturday, October 17th, at 2:00 PM.
Inventor, teacher, published poet and genius. Do not miss an opportunity to spend an hour with Peter Ledermann founder of Sound-Smith.
Do yourself a favor and read Soundsmith Founder and President Peter Ledermann's essay, Animating Life.
Sound-Smith supports a Pro-Children organization "Direct Grace Records".
Your music purchase goes to help sponsor rescued children around the world.
I hope you all are able to enjoy this very special presentation this Saturday Afternoon!!
NEW EVENT September 23rd 7pm
At Faith Lutheran Church 8th Street and Camelback.
Standmount Speaker Shootout!
We are assembling member owned models for comparison.
Planning to have the Joseph Pulsars, Sonus Faber Electra Amator III, Totem Acoustics Sky Lite, LSA 10s, NHT, Golden Ear BRX, Ohm Walsh, and two others.
Social distancing and masks will be observed.
Topic: Interview with Sean Casey of Zu Audi
ASU alums will feel his pain. His First love was the Klipsch corner horn-sound
Casey will mesmerize any crowd with his intriguing, beguiling sound, beautiful product and speakers with names you will be drawn to. High efficiency with reasonable pricing.
Don't miss this fellow.
it may come as a shock to note that some of high-end audio's greatest engineers started out in rock and roll. Take John Curl, in the early 1970s he worked his magic on the Grateful Dead's concert and recording sound systems and later kept the Jefferson Airplane aloft. That was just before he tackled film sound in Hollywood. All of that led to collaborations with high-end pioneer Mark Levinson; together they raised the stakes, considerably, with the JC 2 stereo preamplifier in 1974.
Marquee: So, in simple terms what is the Sonoma System?
Skinas: It’s a computer that sounds like an analog tape recorder. It uses a completely new one-bit sigma delta technology for recording music in a computer— different than PCM — that has the character of what analog tape sounds like. I’m convinced that digital music has distortions in the spatial time domain. This fixes that. It may not be something you can easily measure, but it’s something that the brain says, “This isn’t quite right.”
Marquee: You’re convinced, but the industry really isn’t yet, right?
Skinas: Yes. And that’s the big worry. That if I don’t pull this off, we’re going to go backwards, or go to the status quo and instead of quality getting better and better it’s going to get worse. The problem is that I don’t think that quality is an issue to record company management, except for the labels that make a living on it, like Telarc. The big labels make more money from ringtones and Guitar Hero than they do with pressed discs. This technology is a golden opportunity to actually make some money with something of better quality. It’s not a matter of business for me, it’s a matter of losing an opportunity to do it the right way and fix what we broke.
Black Ice Audio is the new name for Jolida. With final assembly performed
in the US and critical parts like transformers sourced from Germany. Tube
manufacturer, Black Ice Audio, formerly Jolida, has garnered an enviable
reputation for high-performance products at real-world prices.
The new Black Ice products are designed by industry legend Jim Fosgate and
take the new lines performance to a new level. They can now play with the
big boys. These new products are not almost as good as products selling for
2-3 times their price.
JansZen Loudspeaker, Ltd. was founded in 2005 by David A. Janszen, Arthur's elder son. An electrostatic loudspeaker company with a Janszen doing the engineering is bound to advance the art, which we have done. JansZen has restored the family charter of making the best sound reproducers of our time, and David stakes his family name on that.Zoom info below:
Topic: David Janszen
Time: Jun 6, 2020 03:00 PM Arizona
In 1974, Paul met Dr. Floyd Toole, a world renowned psychoacoustician at the NRC, who conducted numerous studies to understand how sounds were interpreted by the human sense of hearing at both the psychological and physiological levels. To Paul, who had devoted much of his childhood to become an accomplished violinist, it was a “Eureka” moment. He had long puzzled over how to consistently reproduce on a set of speakers the unique timbres of different violins exactly as they would sound to him when he played them.
opic: Paul Barton (the P in PSB) Speakers, His Wife the S - Canadian Speaker Legend
PSB Zoom Interview Link:
“I now know that there are many paths to great enjoyment, but still the simplicity of a passive output filter to convert digital to analog was and is very appealing. I started out designing a DSD DAC and since I’m a software guy using an FPGA was a natural way to avoid repeated board turns. After I had an FPGA on board I threw on PCM inputs almost as an afterthought and assumed I could then code the conversion of PCM to DSD.” Ted Smith
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TAS - March 2020 - Sanders Magtech Editor's Choice Award
Roger Sanders built and patented the original curved front electrostatic panel design (1979) which are still in use by Martin Logan and others.
Roger Sanders eschewed this design in favor of his current flat panel presentation.
Listen to Roger explain why he designs as he does. As an electrical engineer he can and will
explain his positions.
Darren Myers is a Development Engineer at PS Audio. He started his career designing products for Bowers & Wilkins and Classé Audio. His favorite activities include listening to music, attending concerts, DIY audio, and hiking. He lives in the Boulder area with his wife Amanda and his dog Bode. Darren has designed the following components:
-S300 Stereo Amplifier
-Stellar Phono Preamp
Jason Stoddard; Co-founder of Schiit Audio (Thurs. 4/23 @ 7:00pm)
Schiit got started in 2010 when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. The two audiophiles are Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta. Together, they have designed dozens of audio and A/V products, from the Andromeda III to the Cobalt 307 to the DS Pre and Angstrom 200.