Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Audio Society
The Pacific Northwest Audio Society has been dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of fine music and electronics since its founding in 1978. We're audiophiles and music lovers with diverse backgrounds and a range of interests in music and audio reproduction. Although the Society is based in the Seattle area we serve the entire Northwest region and draw enthusiasts from as far as Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, for new and exciting audio adventures.
Our membership network includes a number of top audio experts from the Northwest and around the world. Check out our Membership page to learn how you can become a member. For about the price of a latte each month you'll support the Audio Society's ongoing efforts and gain a plethora of benefits for yourself in the process. If you’re in the area, drop in for a meeting and see for yourself what the club is all about.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - Annual Holiday Party
Our annual holiday meeting is right around the corner on Thursday 12/12/13. As usual our holiday meeting will be focused on socializing, some food and drink, and of course music. Clayton Johnson has put together some music files for us to listen to, and we will also have a music auction like last year. The proceeds will go to the club so we can continue to have great events like we had this year. So if you can, please bring in CDs, vinyl, equipment, anything really, to auction off to support the club. Also, remember your checkbooks as you won’t want to miss out on adding that special something to your collection. Its also not too early to pay your 2014 membership dues.
But that's not all! This year we will have two separate systems playing tunes. In the main room, the club’s Genesis G7.2F will be fed by my Exasound e20 mkIII DAC, and driven by my Innersound DPR-500 amplifier. Files will be played from an external hard drive through a laptop to the e20. We will play Clayton’s files and I will also bring some PCM and DSD files to play as well.
The second system will be in one of the side rooms and will feature a pair of special prototype Genesis G7p monitors. Rene Jaeger will be bringing in 2 amps and 3 DAC’s to feed them. The amps are two different versions of his tube/silicon carbide FET hybrid amp. DAC's will include the Berkeley Audio Alpha and two versions of the Twisted Pear ESS DAC. The clubs OPPO BDP-95 will also be in this room for spinning silver disc's. Rene’s gear is always top shelf, so we’re expecting great music from this room.
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