Mim Concert


Greater Phoenix Area Club for Music Lovers

Annual Dues: $48/year.


1 1/2 to 2 hour duration. Held on  the 4th Wednesday of each month except in the case of a public event which be held on a Saturday. There is typically no December Meeting.


These will vary as we visit Showrooms,

Manufacturers, private residences, Phoenix Chamber Music Society performances, MIM,

Record Stores,etc. Members will receive a newsletter via email the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Become a Member

2019 President's Message-Know your friends


2019 Growing Pains

It doesn't take a genius to recognize that 25 members in a club is not 

really a club. That is where the club was in January  2019.

By year's end we will have close to 60 paid members and another

 40 associates who include retailers and wholesalers in HiFi.

200 paid members by year end of 2022  is an achievable 

goal. 50 new members in 2020, 50 in 2021 and 50 in 2022.

Why is this important? Simple, for a club like ours to be able

to offer its membership worthwhile meetings the club needs

to have some meaning to the manufactures it solicits.

Secondly the leadership of the club must be vigilant  

recognizing  that local retailers are their best friends

not a place to simply stop/shop and then buy elsewhere. 

That  buyer is a pariah who puts merchants out

of business. That is a lose-lose proposition. 

WIN-WIN is the ability to "Try before you buy",

Get local support and have a friend who cares

and will let you in his Special Deals. Beats a 

voice on the phone anytime.

What is in it for me ???

Local Companies Who Support the AZAV Club



Audio Videos Choices

USA Tube Audio.com

LMC Entertainment








James Koch

3202 S.  40th Street Suite 9




Audio Doctor

Cornell Smith- McIntosh Auth. Repairs


Club Contacts

JeffKalina1@Gmail.com     Pres.

Phil@Groben.us                    VP

TWarren@Matson.com       Treasurer

 Platotrek@cox.net               Newsletter

Positions Open:

Music Maestro-Club Thumb Drive

Social Media Guide

Door Prize Procurer

Responsibilities of the above require a  minimum of 4-5 hours per month. 

Club Goals

The Arizona Audio Video Club was formed in the mid 80's.  The greater Phoenix population has now grown  to 4.5 million people yet in January of 2019 the Club had only 25 paid members and was on the verge of shutting down.

Today's goal is to increase membership

by updating the social media presence

as well as offering more Special Events that members tell us they want to attend.

Attracting younger members is the paramount. As Millennials come to find

they are missing much detail of every song they love so much, we HiFi buffs are presented with an opportunity to grow the ranks.  

Sonos and other portable sound systems serve the important purpose of allowing music to travel. Forward thinking companies like PS Audio have generated  entry level products (Sprout) that allow for an affordable entry option.  The Goal must  be to offer a HiFi system with streaming capabilities, room correction and Speakers that retails at $1,000 or less. 

Lofty yes  but why not set the bar high?

We actively seek out member input

of ideas or recommendations for improvement. Please email any Steering Committee member  your thoughts.

Steering Committee

Jeff Kalina, President

Phil Groben, Vice President

Tim Warren, Treasurer

Roy Cook, Newsletter

Ben Taylor 

Bob Olivere

Warren Rosenbraugh

Curt Dragomanovich

Paul Righello

Thomas  Parker Swenson


How Much to join for a year?

$48  or if a new member 

$35 for the 1st year.

-What is the biggest benefit that comes with a membership? 

-A fantastic collection of music is provided each new member. Each Year's "Best of the Best". 

-Assistance and advice when choosing new equipment. Patience will be rewarded.Members sell gear  frequently and at very good prices generally. These sales are typically legitimate bargains 

-Attend a Performance by the Phoenix Chamber Music Society  at no cost. $50 value. This offer will not be available every year. 

-Get exposed to the newest products as they come to market.

Access to member written Trade Show Reviews from Axpona and RMAF

-Meet up privately with other members

to hold your own music nights.

-Door prizes- In the Feb. 2019 meeting, new member Steve Adamson was the lucky winner of a $300 power cord!! 

In August Warren Rosenbaugh

won a pair of $600 AudioQuest Interconnects. 

Paul Righello who produced the DAC It Out event was given the winning DAC

from Black Ice Audio, an $800 value.

We are selling raffle tickets to win an

$800 all in one Mini System made in Germany.

Other FAQs:

-Do you involve Headphone systems?-YES!!

-Are there Video people in the club?-Yes two or three very dedicated members.

-I want to get involved and participate-

You are needed!!


- Where do I send my dues? Twarren@matson.com