DC Hi-Fi Group September 2018 Meeting

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

DIY Roon Core OS thread

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

The Incredible Egg Speaker

DCHFG’s very own Thomas Perazella debuted his “incredible egg speaker” system at last year’s Captial Audiofest where many listeners were awe struck including Stereophile’s Herb Reichert. Tom now pulls back the veil to describe how he created this passion project in the latest issue of audioXpress magazine on newsstands now. This is probably the DIY project of the year and it does not disappoint. DCHFG’s Paul Elliot also provided the cover shot for the article. If you have had any doubts about joining DCHFG, you will find there is a very high… Read More

A new DIY Turntable project

I have begun a new DIY Turntable project. Follow the thread on the DCHFG forum.