The 2018-2019 Season so far:

Tuesday, February 19 6:30 PM Meeting: Audio Research Tour

On February 19 we toured tour Audio Research’s new state of the art facility in Maple Grove, MN and experienced a brief presentation, factory tour, and listening room session.  A.R.C. has recently moved to this new site and we were privileged to be able to see it all.

Tuesday 7:00 PM January 15 Meeting: Bring 'n Brag 'n Swap

In January we hold our annual Bring 'n Brag music appreciation event.
Please bring a selection or two of your favorite music to play on our Mostly Minnesota Made system.
We have a multiformat disc player and a killer turntable setup (so feel free to bring your clean records) and we can accommodate portable music players as well.

We also hosted a swap meet!


Tuesday November 20 Meeting: Needle Doctor

We are very pleased to present representatives from The Needle Doctor, who will feature a
popular recent product, Bluesound’s “The Vault”, a very advanced wireless ripping, storing, and
audio distributing device.
We hope to rip a CD then compare stored playback to the original CD as well as discuss other
offerings from the Needle Doctor.
Also, there will be a demonstration of the $699 PLX-1000 turntable from Pioneer, apparently a Technics SL-1200 "clone" which has made the recommended components lists for several years in Stereophile.

Tuesday October 16 Meeting: Burning Amp 2018 "Almost Live!"

Our very own Chuck Bottemiller was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Burning Amp DIY meet-up and has constructed a Pass XA25 power amplifier.

Come see and hear about the event and the big DIY show in San Francisco! 

Tuesday September 18: Pioneer Personal Audio!



Meaning, well, -headphones!  We are pleased to offer our 2018-2019 kickoff meeting featuring Mr. Eric Smith, National Sales Training leader at Pioneer and Onkyo corporations.  Eric will give us some background on Pioneer itself, the current audio industry in general, but speak mostly about personal two channel audio, in other words -creating a great audio experience with headphones.

Eric will discuss the most common headphones, Bluetooth earbuds, the technologies that are making Bluetooth ever better sounding, and work our way up to the higher end headphone systems using headphone amp/DACs and better audio sources.