DCHFG March 2019 Meeting

Paul Elliot provided pictures and the narrative for this report. Gary Gill graciously provided his home for an afternoon of good eats, good drinks, good talks, and good listening. Dennis Clark, owner of the Leesburg Listening Room, was the special guest for this meeting. This is a new home audio dealer located about 10 miles west of Dulles just off Rt. 15. He carries PS Audio, Legacy Speakers, VPI, and many more notable products. The “Store” is located in a beautiful home in Creighton Farms private community. Dennis was exuberant in describing… Read More

DCHFG February 2019 Meeting

DCHFG Member Paul Elliot provides the text and photos for this month’s meeting. Audiophilism [sic] (not a real word but it should be) is a lonely hobby. Think about it. One spends hours working on their kit, trying out a new this or that. Maybe you received a new LP or digital download, marveling about the bass or the glorious highs or the blooming midrange. But there you are in a room full of boxes with knobs and wires – alone.  At some point, you want to share or show off this… Read More

DCHFG January 2019 Meeting

With all the excitement of the Holidays and CAF 2018 behind us, DCHFG members congregated to trade stories about their latest gear acquisition and other Hi-Fi topics. DCHFG President, John Gatski, brought the meeting to order and provided updates on possible future meetings and events. We are still hopeful that we will be able to visit the Furnace Records Plant and local audio legend Conrad Johnson in 2019. DIY subgroup co-chairman, Paul Elliot, gave a presentation on the latest solder tools and techniques and demonstrated the mini solder tool he is now… Read More

DCHFG Holiday Party 2018

Boy does time fly by when you are having fun! DCHFG celebrated its third holiday party on December 8th where members gathered, along with significant others, to enjoy a festive meal and reminisce about the significant Hi-Fi events of 2018. DCHFG President, John Gatski, invited CEO Dave Kelley of the newly revived KLH Speakers to demonstrate the very reasonably priced ($1299) KLH Kendall floor standing speakers. Dave Kelley previously worked for Klipsch Speakers for many years. It would  seem transducers are his passion. KLH Kendall powered by Pass Labs Integrated Amp Considering the sound… Read More

DCHFG Rummage Sale Success!

The long delayed chill of Fall arrived on the morning of the first annual DCHFG Rummage sale. DCHFG members and select outside vendors dug deep into their basements and closets to bring forth wondrous Hi-Fi gems from the past. Every category of audio playback gear was represented. Stylish Bang & Olufsen BEOVOX S 75 SPEAKERS were on display recalling a time when B&O was the arbiter of design before the modern reign of Jony Ive and Apple Computer. Vinyl sales from several vendors were brisk. Other shoppers focused on vintage tube gear. Many… Read More