Darcy Righello thought Joe Goswami's STAX/KOSS/PS Audio Rig had a nice warm sound without becoming fatiguing
Even though Schitt sent him a brand new Headphone Amplifier who's Volume knob was MIA,. The Sennheiser Can's actually sounded pretty good
Craig Hayenga's table was full of of all sorts of DIYAudio (Nelson Pass) Headphone Amps and a portion of Craig's Headphone collection. Sounded good to me
Anyone crazy enough to bring a big bad Denon Turntable and spin precious Vinyl definitely belongs on our Club. Thank you Steve Lee
Another new member Ian Fields brought in his Digital rig. Thank you Ian
David Das had a blast checking out Ben's Rig. I wish Musical Fidelity would bring back the round cannisters again. They've gone back to boring boxes.
On loan to the AZAVClub. Courtesy of the fine folks at Schiit
Ben Taylor had his Audeze powered by a Musical Fidelity
Sennheiser & Craig Hayenga's Pass DIY Headphone sounded really good
Black Ice DAC doesn't do DSD I2S DSD layer playback of an SACD (DSD over PCM only via USB) but sounded pretty good on PCM files and CD's
Head[hones were on my Head and I forgot to include the Koss Drop 95/x Headphones powered by a Stax SRM-007tA, and fueled with the PS Audio DirectStream DAC Sr. with Sunlight installed
Larry Woolson's lifetime collection of vintage gear is a must see. Currently only open on Saturdays from 10-4pm.
Larry operates Woolson's more as club
than a typical retail store. Next door is HQ for James Kocke's HighEnd Audio Repair. A genius at his trade, James can fix anything.
A full house showed up for what was certainly a great show. The powered Navis 2-way Stand mount speakers sounded like a $5,000 speaker.
MSRP is only $2,000.
A twin at birth, Andrew Jones has been know to run his twin in when double booked. We are relatively sure the correct twin was in town.
Andrew Jones is a truly understated genius at his craft. He impressed the
crowd with his knowledge as well as his personality. A real people person.
We would like to thank Andrew for his time and trouble in making the drive from LA to Phoenix and hope to have him back again soon!!
We were given the royal treatment by Eric Scheter, chief engineer. Eric was unflappable as he fielded our many questions. A beautiful set up with the all their new high tech mastering studios. 400 lb doors. Who knew Hafler made powered monitors?
Thanks to KJZZ and KBAQ for being such gracious hosts!!!
Here are my picks for what its worth
YouTube Link to All Club Videos:
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