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About Us The New Jersey Audio Society was established in the 1980s as a group interested in high performance audio playback. We encourage and welcome anyone interested in high performance playback systems from 78's to DXD/8xDSD to join and participate through active membership. Annual dues are currently $60. Membership includes a subscription to The Source, the publication of the New Jersey Audio Society, and invitations to attend meetings as well as to communicate through the submission of material or letters for publication in the newsletter and participate in our newsgroup site on the web.

We try to vary our meeting content among product demonstrations, music, instructional meetings (tweaks, room treatments, DIY, etc.) and just plain hanging out and listening to music on members’ systems. As examples, we have had demonstrations by manufacturers of high-end audio equipment, visits by recording engineers (including playback and mixing of master tapes), special meetings at dealers’ facilities, component and speaker builder meetings where some members who build speakers and electronic components have discussed and shown their designs, meetings dedicated to demonstrations of and discussions relating to vintage audio equipment, and demonstrations from professional musicians of their instruments and discussions of recordings of the great performers on those instruments. We also have annual summer picnic and year-end holiday party meetings.

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History What is now the New Jersey Audio Society started back in the early 1980's as an amateur DIY radio club under Bob Young, himself an electrical engineer. The club has shifted over the years in emphasis under the wings of various club presidents, from Bob's DIY emphasis to Bill Donally and Frank Alles' hardnosed equipment reviews, Valerie Kurlychek's love of classical music and Russ Prince's desire for a wide variety of club activities.

The club newsletter The Source has also shifted over the years, waxing and waning as a magazine with articles to a club announcement sheet to somewhere in-between.

Some things haven't changed much: monthly meetings at a variety of locations in the state, typically on the third Sunday, and a fair number of special event meetings that often happen on the spur of the moment.


Club Presidents Editors of The Source
Bob Young (1980's) Various
Bill Donnally (Early 1990's) Bill Donnally and Bob Clark
Frank Alles (Mid 1990's) Various and Frank Alles
Valerie Kurlychek (Sept 1997 to Dec 2000) Valerie Kurlychek and Adrian Lungu
Russ Prince (Jan 2001 to May 2013) Adrian Lungu (until Feb 2002)
Rich Carroll (until July 2006)
Neal Patrone (Since May 2013) George Witterschein (Since Aug 2006)