Paul Elliott 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 Member Paul Elliott 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 member Paul Elliott 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
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 Elliott, gave a presentation on the latest solder tools and techniques and demonstrated the mini solder tool he is now… Read More
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!