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
With the advent of Fall, DCHFG moved to a new venue in Alexandria, Virginia. The prepared demo featured the Amphion Argon 3S speakers, Prism Sound Callia USB Audiophile DAC and Pre-amplifier, and the DIY Amp Camp Amp Class A amplifier. With no advanced planning, the little amplifier that could was able to drive the Argon 3S speakers to a pleasing level in a relatively large room. Many DCHFG members were impressed by the transparent sound of the 8 watt amp in combination with the Callia DAC. Music files were sourced via Tidal… Read More
DC Hi-Fi Group/Capital Audiofest Audio Rummage Sale+Vinyl Event When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Historic Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Ave., Garrett Park, MD 20896 The DC Hi-Fi Group and The Capital Audiofest are holding the First Annual Member/Dealer Audio Rummage Sales+Vinyl event in Garrett Park, MD on Oct. 14th. Individual and DCHFG dealer members are selling off their used gear, b-stock, scratch and dent, and classic audio pieces, as well as new/used vinyl and turntable gear, home theater and pro audio. Over 20 tables of gear… Read More
After the fun and sun at the beach, DCHFG got back to business with a demonstration by DCHFG Industry Member McGary Audio featuring their tube amplifier . Thanks to all that attended.
I have just created a thread on the DCHFG forum for the discussion of building your own Roon Labs music library and streaming audio system. My introductory post gives some background history of how we got here and then introduces the Roon system. My next post will begin a discussion on how I built my own Roon Core OS server and incorporated it into to my home network of streaming players. If you own more than a couple hundred CDs, I think you owe it to yourself to take a look at… Read More