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This month's meeting will be on Sunday, July 20th, from 2-5 PM at the home of CAS member Jeff Kenton. You may bring a dessert or dish to share and there will be other food at the meeting. Jeff has a large room with a system that includes a sophisticated Mac Mini computer setup, vinyl, 2 dual 15" subs to augment Infinity Reference 4.5 speakers, and a 108" AMPRO front projector to enjoy blu-rays. See the newsletter for further information.

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11/12/2013 - All newsletters from February, 2012 through November, 2013 have been posted to the web site.

01/21/2012 - The following monthly newsletters are posted to the site: September, 2011, October, 2011, November, 2011, December, 2011, January, 2012

08/21/2011 - The following monthly newsletters are posted to the site: March, 2011, April, 2011, May, 2011, June, 2011, July, 2011, August, 2011

03/23/2011 - Photos from the July 25, 2005 meeting have finally been posted to the site and 8 additional photos added to the January 16, 2005 meeting photos page.

03/16/2011 - The following monthly newsletters are posted to the site: December, 2010, January, 2011, February, 2011

03/13/2011 - Photos from the May 20, 2007 meeting have finally been posted to the site and 6 additional photos added to the December 11, 2005 Song Audio meeting photos page.

03/10/2011 - Photos from the February 17, 2008 meeting have finally been posted to the site.

03/09/2011 - Photos from the following monthly meetings have finally been posted to the site: November 20 , 2005, December 11, 2005, March 20, 2006, October 15, 2006, June 28, 2009, February 21, 2010, April 18, 2010, September 26, 2010, Novemeber 21, 2010, and January 30, 2011.

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6/20/2006 - The March, 2006 play list is posted to the site.

6/3/2006 - The May, 2006 newsletter is posted to the site.

5/11/2006 - The April, 2006 newsletter is posted to the site.

3/30/2006 - The March, 2006 newsletter is posted to the site.

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2/26/2006 - The February, 2006 newsletter is posted to the site.

1/18/2006 - The January, 2006 play list is posted to the site.

1/15/2006 - The January, 2006 newsletter is posted to the site. The 2006 meeting dates are added, the January Meeting Topic is posted.


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Recent Meetings

June 22, 2014
Paul McGowan from PS Audio demonstrated his company's new DirectStream DAC. We want to extend a very big thank you to CAS member Mark Malboeuf, who supplied the following associated equipment for the meeting:

  • Oppo BDP-105
  • N-Core Amplifier
  • Audio Concepts Sapphire XL Speakers
  • JL Fathom Subwoofers
  • Feb. 23, 2014
    Brian Walsh of Essential Audio in Barrington hosted the February, 2014 Chicago Audio Society meeting for the grand opening of its remodeled facilities, which included a large second floor demonstration room. The meeting featured a Bricasti Design M1 DAC and the Aurender Music Servers, the flagship W20 and the new X100L. Brian Zolner, president of Bricasti Design, was on hand to present his company's equipment and to answer questions. Additional equipment featued included AMR, Atma-Sphere, Kuzma and Sound Lab.

    Dec. 8, 2013
    The December, 2013 meeting was held at the home of CAS member Rick Berta. Rick featured four(!) audiophile horn systems, including 30" EV subs! Introducing 2 new digital products-the S.O.T.M preamp/DAC and Essence electrostatic high definition control center HDMI preamp/DAC.

    Nov. 17, 2013
    Peter Mulligan, owner of Toska Audio (a new store in Mt Prospect), hosted our November meeting. He demonstrated the King Sound full-range electrostatic speakers, tube & solid-state headphone amps & headphones, Wells Amps, Purity pre-amps & the Funk Firm Little Super Deck turntable/arm in 2 separate listening areas.

    Oct. 27, 2013
    Bob Clanfield of COSMOS hosted the October meeting at his home. He demonstrated the latest features of Amarra software for digital audio that now include digital room correction as well as the vinyl recording/archiving capabilities.

    Sept. 15, 2013
    Robert Schulein of RBS Consultants demonstrated his binaural recording technology with HD video. There were demonstrations with both loudspeakers and headphones combined with HD video. The speaker system were provided by Dave Maletz of Black Moon Audio, formerly called Sonic Hemisphere. We featured their top end speaker model--the Fidelity One.

    August 18, 2013
    We met at Rick Berta's place in Homer Glen. There were 4 high-efficiency systems to listen to, including 2 large-scale horn systems featuring two 14-cubic foot subwoofer enclosures with 30" Electrovoice drivers.

    June 22, 2013
    Ray Mazeika hosted the June meeting at his home in Plainfield. We welcomed back David Janszen from Janszen Electrostatic Speakers who presented his latest Janszen Model zA2.1 hybrid loudspeaker, which played to favorable response at the recent AXPONA show as evidenced that it was often difficult to find an empty seat in the room!

     


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