The DC Hi-Fi Group

2021 Holiday Party Extraordinaire

We had a beautiful day for the drive out to Alexandria for the DC Hi-Fi Group’s annual holiday party at Greg Viggiano’s condominium party room. Over thirty-five attended for a few hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon, to share tasty food, drink, lively conversation, and a listen to a fine system provided by John Gatski. The system included the new Mytek Brooklyn AMP+ Class D amplifier, Amphion Argon speakers, and the Mytek Brooklyn Dac+.

We started off with schmoozing, drinking, and eating. Not a bad beginning

I was surprised at how well this system sounded in a very tough room. John brought some room treatment in the form of a rug for the hard tile floor. We were treated to some fine music with a brand-new remix of Warren Bernhardt’s So Real produced by Tom Jung. Mr. Jung was approached earlier this year to tweak the hi-res favorite with an alternative more modern mix. The differences were very apparent, and we were left with our thoughts to what we felt was the better mix.

And of course, there was the give-a-ways to cap off an enjoyable day.

All thirty-five members and friends that attended were winners. I certainly felt like one for participating.

See you at the next event.

Third Annual DCHFG Rummage Sale – October 16, 2021

DC Hi-Fi Group Rummage Sale+Vinyl Event
When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Historic Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park, MD 20896

The DC Hi-Fi Group is holding the Third Annual Member/Dealer Audio Rummage Sales+Vinyl event in Garrett Park, MD on Oct. 16th. Individual and DCHFG dealer members are selling off their used gear, b-stock, scratch and dent, and classic audio pieces, as well as new/used vinyl and turntable gear, home theater and pro audio.

Over twenty tables of gear will be at the event. It is open to the DCHFG membership and the public. Free admission. Cash-only sales unless otherwise noted by the vendors. Drinks and lunch will be available to DCHFG members. Non-members who sign up for annual or bi-annual membership terms are eligible to win prizes.

DCHFG Members who want to sell their used gear (we all have lots of stuff, don’t we) and records at the Oct. 16 event need to reserve their table space by Oct. 8. We have space for twenty-two tables. Table space fee is $30 per table for individual members and $50 for dealer/manufacturer/service provider members. Non-member space fee is $100. Click here to download the table reservation form that can be mailed back with the check, payable to The DC Hi-Fi Group.

Members are encouraged to bring their own tables. We recommend the Rubber Maid-style, six ft. plastic folding tables. Street parking and nearby school parking lot available to attendees.

DCHFG visits Russ Katz Audio Salon

John Gatski and Video Auteur, Paul Elliott, made the journey to Russ Katz’s Audio Salon. Russ describes how he became an Audiophile and then demonstrates his extensive Vinyl Reviver process. The video also provides an overview of all the wonderful audio gear Russ can demonstrate.

A must watch video for all DCHFG members!

DCHFG on YouTube

During the Pandemic, we’ve all had to adjust how we do things. DCHFG is no different. We have been expanding our reach into the ether as we populate our YouTube channel with new content.

This week we posted a video for a DIY speaker build with the HiVi 3.1A DIY Kit. Watch what it takes to build your own pair of speakers from start to finish.

Stay tuned as we hope to have more interesting content soon.

Gary Gill Interview on CAF & PAF

Paul Elliott posted a recent interview with CAF & PAF founder Gary Gill about 2020 Hi-Fi Shows and the future. The new CAF dates are November 5-7, 2021. Paul has also launched a brand new web site full of audio reviews and Hi-Fi arcana.

Paul Elliot interviews Gary Gill