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
Held at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 7th Ave and Hatcher 7pm.
Bring your thumb drive or CDs. Each member is drawn from a hat
and everyone will hear 2 minutes of the piece. Drawing for Prizes!!
LIST of Music Heard
This is a compilation of 3 CD’s – ‘For Sentimental Reasons’, ‘What’s New’ and ‘Lush Life’.
From a live recording made by club member Ben Taylor for The Phoenix Chamber Music Society.
David Shifrin – Clarinet
Pablo Asign – Double Base
Recorded by club member Stuart Yaniger in his living room.
Available on Stuart’s website: syclotrom.com
Track played – ‘Skyrim Dragonborn’.
Willias 1986/1979 – 70:19
Track played – ‘Sunday Kind of Love’.
Track played – ‘I Will Rock You Gently’.
Track played – ‘Moonglow’.
Introduction to Orchard Audio
Orchard Audio is the result of decades of engineering expertise and consulting work for some of the world's most advanced companies (NASA, Lockheed Martin, L3 Technologies, Siemens).
After designing products for several elite names in the industry, Orchard Audio was launched in 2017 to independently release its own line of advanced audio products.
Leonid (Leo) Ayzenshtat, Founder
Time: Aug 22, 2020 03:00 PM Arizona
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.
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.
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
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:
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