Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Audio Video Club began life as the Arizona Audiophile Society in 1985. The name was changed a few years back to more accurately reflect the varied interests of the members. The club meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, at various locations in the greater Phoenix area. We occasionally schedule special interest meetings, with topics such as music listening, equipment evaluations, tech workshops, etc. Members receive monthly newsletters, either as hard copies or by e-mail. Members also enjoy discounts on purchases at several of the local audio and HT specialty stores. For more information, check out our website at

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The club does have Special-Interest Groups. Maybe we could start a Saturday Nite SIG? (I'm a member.)
A SATURDAY meeting!!! This Saturday the 22nd, join us to listen to preamps, from 2 - 5pm. We'll be comparing an Audio Research Reference 3, an H-CAT P-12B, a BAT VK50SE, and a conrad-johnson MET1, their new 6-channel model. We'll have a great-sounding system (mine!) set up, and we intend to do the comparisons single-blind and level-matched. Guests are welcome; e-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net for more info.
Another Saturday meeting!

The Arizona Audio Video Club is proud to sponsor and introduce to Arizona the Zu Cable and Loudspeaker Company of Ogden, Utah. This four-hour demonstration will be on July 22nd at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9424 North 7th Ave. (just north of Hatcher), Phoenix, AZ 85021, from 2pm - 6pm. The program is open to the public and will provide a terrific opportunity to meet two of the really good guys in audio--Sean Casey and Adam Decaria. They will be bringing a full compliment of their offerings and some interesting amps including at least a couple SETs, an Atma-Sphere OTL, and an 8KW (!) Crown. Complete demonstrations will occur every hour, so come at anytime during those hours.

For more information about Zu, see the '6moons' feature on Zu at and visit their website at If you would like to attend or have questions, please feel free to contact either the club president, Jeffrey Behr, at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net or Dean Love at theloveman(at)cox(dot)net and let us know you are planning to attend. It should be great fun and very informative. Hope to see you there!
A reminder--THIS Saturday the 22nd is our meeting with the Zu people. See above.

If you would like to attend or have questions, please feel free to contact either Jeffrey Behr at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net or Dean Love at theloveman(at)cox(dot)net and let us know you are planning to attend. It should be great fun and very informative. Hope to see you there!
The Arizona Audio Video Club is having another Saturday meeting featuring a speaker company. This February 24th, Clayton Shaw of Emerald Physics will be demonstrating his Nemesis dipole speaker system.

The meeting will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9424 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix 85021 from 2 - 5pm. Guests are welcome. If you have questions, feel free to call Jeffrey Behr at 602/550-6135 or e-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net.

Here are Robert Hartley's impressions of the system.
Further on our meeting this Saturday, 24 February. You're welcome to bring your own CDs. See you Satruday.
No more impressions of the Emerald Physics speakers. I've never heard the small ones, and it's been months since I've heard the large ones.
The Arizona Audio Video Club's July meeting will be at Jerry's Audio-Video, 600 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Tuesday the 31st at 7PM. This will be our first meeting there in years and will be including home-theater equipment in two of three systems. Jerry, Mark, and Steve have arranged to have factory reps for several of their lines to talk to us and will also have some special snacks and refreshments. More importantly, for a week following, Jerry's is offering special prices for all attendees.

Guests are welcome, but you're warned--I'll ask you to introduce yourself if I don't recognize you. :-)

Pls come see us and Jerry's next week.
Come one and all to hear Roger Modjeski and his new electrostatic speakers

and his new SES(Single-Ended Sound) system

Roger is well known for his decades of experience in this sometimes-crazy industry and has LOTS of stories to share.

We'll have a separate, smallish listening room so that you won't need to listen over some noisy soul blabbing away.

Meeting will be in Phoenix starting at 7PM next Tuesday, 30 October. E-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net for details.
The next meeting of the AZ Audio Video Club will be this Tuesday the 24th, 7PM, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St., Phoenix. For more information, contact Adam Goldfine at 602-524-3974.

Our guest speaker is Vincent Sanders of VRS Audio Solutions, and his subject will be computer-based audio-playback systems.

Among numerous topics, together with a detailed Q and A session, Vincent Sanders will discuss the following:

1. The benefits of computer audio playback, and why.
2. iTunes and convenience vs. ultra-fidelity audio playback.
3. Consumer playback software vs. Pro audio playback software.
4. The importance of CD ripping methodology.
5. Qualitative differences between USB, S/PDIF, and Fire wire connections.
6. Optimizing & Reconfiguring the digital platform.
7. Timing, timing, timing....the importance of clocking the digital signal.
8. Which GUI should I choose?
9. Pricing options for DACs and other computer audio hardware.

If you've ever thought about putting together a high-quality computer-based music playback system, or would like to enhance what you already have, this meeting is not to be missed.

As part of the presentation, members are invited to bring their favorite CD and hear a direct comparison of realtime playing vs. properly ripped music files.
Hi Stan. I'm the former Prez and current Sec'y/Treasurer. If you'll e-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net, I'll forward the latest Newsletter. Our next meeting is 29 July, 7PM, at Esoteric in Scottsdale.
“The best loudspeakers on earth. Period.”

Phoenix-area audiofiles, come hear the YG Acoustics Anat Reference II Studios Tuesday nite 24 February at the Arizona Audio Video Club's regular monthly meeting. It's happening at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N 44th St. (just n. of Loop 202) starting at 7PM. Guests are welcome.

The speakers will be driven with Spectron Musician III Mk. 2 monoamps, driven by EMM Labs and Audio Research frontend equipment.

We'll have our usual assortment of refreshments, etc., so come at least for a chocolate-chip cooky.
Hi Alex. I'm the Club treasurer. If you'll e-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net, I can forward info, etc. See also
The Arizona Audio Video Club will feature a new conrad-johnson Classic 60 SE poweramp* and my much-improved MET1, 6-channel, tubed preamp at its regular monthly meeting on January 27th, 7PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Phoenix. Source equipment will be my Oppo '105 disc player and another member's memory-card player plus excellent powerconditioning and all cable, and my much-improved Audio Physic Avanti III speakers which are now biamplified. Guests are welcome, and refreshments will be available.

Come hear how good this 60WPC stereo amp sounds driving my 87dB-(in)sensitive speakers in a fairly large room.

Pls e-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net for details.

* Graciously loaned to us by my friend Lew Johnson; TYVM Lew!