DC Hi-Fi Group Meeting—February 29, 2020

It was a big Leap. I think half, or it just seemed like it, of the club’s membership squeezed into Russ Katz’s townhouse—home of The Vinyl Revivers.  Russ has been a corporate member of the DC Hi-Fi Group from the beginning and is a big supporter of the club. Hosting a club meeting takes a lot of work and Russ has done many.  Be sure to thank Russ and Roslyn at the next gathering. It was a beautiful day, a little chilly, but anything above freezing in February around here is a… Read More

DC Hi-Fi Group Meeting—January 25, 2020

With the threat of bad weather, we still had a good group of members making the trek to Alexandria for another very pleasant get together at Greg Viggianno’s condo party room. This was a combo meeting with DC Hi-Fi Group and the Carver enthusiast club. They are a worldwide owners of Carver vintage products. They have a forum called “The Carver Site”. The meeting followed with the usual format of “meet and greet” with pizza and various liquid refreshments.  After way too much pizza, we had a short business meeting and quickly… Read More

CAF 2019 Conclusions

I have just about three or four more rooms I wanted to highlight. One of the most highly acclaimed rooms at the show was the GT Audio Works room just off the Atrium. I have to agree. Greg Tekesh’s hybrid planars have always presented a slamming sound. Not just excitement, but a highly musical experience. Specially designed open baffle servo controlled subs easily keep up with the planars quickness. The open-baffle sub-woofers operate from 15Hz-65Hz and include a user adjustable electronic crossover built into the provided amplifier. The open baffle subs are… Read More

DC Hi-Fi Group December Meeting—Christmas Party December 15, 2019

Gramophone, Gaithersburg, graciously hosted our December meeting and Christmas party. Chris Murphy, who has moved down from Overture in Wilmington, DE., has taken over the Gaithersburg Design Center and become the Regional Business developer. Chris has been a great friend and supporter of DC Hi-Fi Group and welcomed us with open arms and shared the Gaithersburg store on a Sunday afternoon for great greets and eats. Gramophone had the new Totem Metal small floor stander on demo with McIntosh electronics. These highly efficient (91db) surprisingly pumped the low bass (26Hz – 22kHz)… Read More

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