Capital Audiofest 2019 Overview—Part One

If you did not take part in this “best ever” CAF you missed a great show. Everything and I mean everything, except the Hotel’s cafe menu, was just grand. More rooms than ever. The show has grown to the point one can not spend quality time in every room in the short three days. It forces you to pick and choose equipment that you really want to experience. The other thing is for me, there were more rooms that sounded musical than ever before. Much less than the usual upfront, bright sound… Read More

Setup Discs in the Age of Streaming

I recently rearranged my audio system and replaced some cables, etc. While not terribly complicated, there is always the chance of misconnecting a cable and reversing Left and Right or even worse connecting speakers out of phase. It’s always nice at the end of an overhaul like this to be able to quickly test things for peace of mind. For many years you could grab a CD or even an LP that had a series of tracks that would walk you through basic channel tests, phase tests and even frequency sweeps. But… Read More

Second Annual DCHFG Rummage Sale – October 13, 2019

DC Hi-Fi Group Rummage Sale+Vinyl EventWhen: Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Historic Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park, MD 20896 The DC Hi-Fi Group is holding the Second Annual Member/Dealer Audio Rummage Sales+Vinyl event in Garrett Park, MD on Oct. 13th. 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 20 tables of gear will be at the event. It is open… Read More

Preview: Overture Open House

DCHFG Member, Paul Elliot, recently visited Overture AV on the occasion of McIntosh Labs 70th Anniversary celebration. This is a preview of what DCHFG members will see and hear during our visit on July 20, 2019. A few Saturday’s ago, Overture AV in Wilmington, DE held an open house for McIntosh Labs 70th birthday.  The Wilmington store went through a major renovation last year and was warm and inviting, filled with many rooms and an impressive array of systems of all sizes, including two Home Theater rooms. Overture put out an very… Read More

First DCHFG Rummage Sale – October 14, 2018

DC Hi-Fi Group/Capital Audiofest Audio Rummage Sale+Vinyl Event When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 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 and The Capital Audiofest are holding the First Annual Member/Dealer Audio Rummage Sales+Vinyl event in Garrett Park, MD on Oct. 14th. 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 20 tables of gear… Read More