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.
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.
Audio Videos Choices
USA Tube Audio.com
3202 S. 40th Street Suite 9
Cornell Smith- McIntosh Auth. Repairs
Music Maestro-Club Thumb Drive
Social Media Guide
Door Prize Procurer
Responsibilities of the above require a minimum of 4-5 hours per month.
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.
Jeff Kalina, President
Phil Groben, Vice President
Tim Warren, Treasurer
Roy Cook, Newsletter
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.
-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