DC Hi-Fi Group January 2023 Meeting

The beginning of a new year brought a return to DCHFG member Gerry’s house by the Potomac. This time we hosted Lukas Lipinski for a demonstration of the Lipinski Sound L-707A Signature speakers. Lukas has the audio industry in his blood as he carries on the work of his Father. Andrew Lipinski’s perfect hearing abilities were recognized by the US National Bureau of Standards, where he was the only individual to achieve a perfect score on the listening evaluation of phonographic recordings (NBSIR 88-3725). http://lipinskisound.com/company/ Famous for state-of-the-art high-fidelity recordings, Andrew Lipinski… Read More

The DC Hi-Fi Group 2022 Holiday Party

Once again, we met in Alexandria. Va for holiday fun, listening and enjoying tasty food and drink. We had a nice size crowd with a lot of fresh faces. We were treated to a great mix of Greek style food, which I will remember as some of the best we have ever had. The mood was jolly with everyone deep in conversations and catching up with old friends. John set up a system to show off the Denafrips Pontus II DAC that one of our members just purchased and wanted the club… Read More

The DC Hi-Fi Group October 2022 Meeting

It was a picture-perfect Fall Day that brought the group together for the October 2022 Meeting at DCHFG member Gerry’s beautiful home by the Potomac. It almost would be an understatement to say Gerry is an Audiophile. Based on the audio system Gerry has assembled, I would declare him to be an Apex Audiophile. As the pictures will attest, it is obvious Gerry has built his listening system with the greatest of care. This is the most comprehensive and impressive home stereo system I have ever encountered. Component details include: Gerry very… Read More

Afternoon Delight with ELO

For our September meeting, we had a Vinyl Night in the afternoon courtesy of Dr. Vinyl’s listening room in Maryland. Dr. Vinyl is one of our industry members carrying a wide range of audio products. Many of his offerings tilt toward the extreme High-End but he has systems that would satisfy all music lovers. Of course, the emphasis is on vinyl LP reproduction. John Gatski gave an update on DCHFG affairs. Mike McGary presented his basic amp design and new products that will be shown at the Capital Audiofest 2022 in Rockville,… Read More

DCHFG August 2022 Meeting – LTA, SOTA

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, we had our late summer meeting at Ken Wolff’s beautiful home. Mark Schneider of Linear Tube Audio (LTA) was on hand to provide the latest news on the locally produced tube Hi-Fi components. We listened to the Z40+ Integrated. LTA’s Hi-Fi products are based on DCHFG member David Berning’s innovative tube designs. David was also in attendance to discuss his designs. The demos also included the new SOTA Pyxis and Acrux phono preamplifiers and a SOTA turntable. I have had my SOTA turntable since 1985 and upgraded… Read More