Thrax/Dr. Vinyl open house February 16th and 17th, 2019

DCHFG member Paul Elliot filed this recent report. The DC Hi-Fi Group took advantage of  Dr. Vinyl’s hospitality and gathered at his new demo rooms to hear some very special gear. The Thrax kit was held together with the superb David cables from EnKlien. The music signal was presented at a level I have never heard before. Manufacturers often explain that they design and build their equipment to “do no harm” and to “simply get out of the way of the music”. I finally have heard this in listening to this system. Having… 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

How Good is your Hearing?

I was watching one of my favorite Youtube channels about music production (Rick Beato) and he showed how his music intern who was trained at Berklee, has perfect pitch, and can hear a 18k sine wave did when she took an audio test at NPR. So, take the audio test at NPR and watch the Rick Beato video and report back on the DCHFG forum how you did. Good luck!

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