The DC Hi-Fi Group

DC Hi-Fi Group August 2018 Meeting

After the fun and sun at the beach, DCHFG got back to business with a demonstration by DCHFG Industry Member McGary Audio featuring their tube amplifier . Thanks to all that attended.

DIY Roon Core OS thread

I have just created a thread on the DCHFG forum for the discussion of building your own Roon Labs music library and streaming audio system. My introductory post gives some background history of how we got here and then introduces the Roon system. My next post will begin a discussion on how I built my own Roon Core OS server and incorporated it into to my home network of streaming players.

If you own more than a couple hundred CDs, I think you owe it to yourself to take a look at the Roon system that I guarantee will unlock more value from your collection than you may have thought.

The Incredible Egg Speaker

DCHFG’s very own Thomas Perazella debuted his “incredible egg speaker” system at last year’s Captial Audiofest where many listeners were awe struck including Stereophile’s Herb Reichert.

Tom now pulls back the veil to describe how he created this passion project in the latest issue of audioXpress magazine on newsstands now. This is probably the DIY project of the year and it does not disappoint.

DCHFG’s Paul Elliott also provided the cover shot for the article.

If you have had any doubts about joining DCHFG, you will find there is a very high caliber of audio enthusiasts like Tom and Paul that you will enjoy getting to know. Join now!

May 2018 Meeting Photos

Another successful and well attended DCHFG meeting in a new spacious location. Thanks to all that attended. Also, thanks to Dennis Cern from Martin Logan for bringing his great speakers to entertain us!

DCHFG June 23rd Meeting Open to Non-Members

The DCHFG June 23 open meeting will feature a demo of the MartinLogan Expression electrostatic loudspeakers ($15,000) at the historic Garrett Park Town Hall in Garrett Park Maryland. ML Sales Manager, Dennis Cern, will demonstrate hires music and vinyl via a playback system that includes an Accuphase E-270 and a Pass Labs X350.8 amplifier, Pass XP-12 preamplifier, Alpha Core single-conductor cables and Essential Sound Products Essence II power products.

The meeting will be open to non-members who are interested in hearing the demo, and who want to join DCHFG. All members/non-members must RSVP. Attendance is capped at 75. Lunch is free to members; $10 NM. Lunch fee is waived for new member sign ups at the meeting.

Please RSVP to DCHFG as soon as possible because of the maxium number of people is limited to 75. Full meeting details are available here. Giveaway details are here.