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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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Superb sound and performance.
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Playback machine
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Otari BIII rollin' tape
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Otari BIII
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Recording setup
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Cutting a groove.
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looking up
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Daryl's K Works Dynamo nest.
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Russ and the recorder.
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Daryl dashing.
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From behind the piano.
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Thoughtful moment.
Meeting Comments
Amazing meeting. One of the best I can recall.
As the cylinder recording engineer for this NJAS session, I agree with Victor that the wax cylinder recording was unsuccessful. I did not get the quality of sound that is usually attainable. Long story short (since space is limited here), I was using a new type of cylinder blank, to allow for more duration. They ship in a large diameter. Since it wasn’t my time-tested approach, I misjudged the needed diameter when I shaved the cylinders in preparation for the session. Follow these two links for better examples: A recording made for the Audio Engineering Society New York Section meeting at New York University on December 4, 2012: <https://www.box.com/s/4tr3hwucicgdz6p9acjc>. A recording made for students at The College of New Jersey on September 23, 2010: <https://www.box.com/s/8wryimxthzn28106rl3b>.
Well, we are really raising the bar with this meeting! People will be talking about it for years to come.
Awesome meeting!
So interesting to hear the audio terms like clipping and signal to noise ratio being part of cutting a cylinder well. And the cylinder blanks are still being made! About the comparison. Using the ribbon mic for the reel to reel was a good idea which turned out to be better for recording a violin and piano in an open room. These are the decisions a sound engineer makes and an audiophile listens to.
Fascinating meeting!!
Well, I'm prejudiced, but I really liked this one. Hopefully we'll have some audio and video records for the members from the meeting.
The live music was great, but the wax recording was a waste of time IMHO.
Would encourage everyone to get to the Edison Museum in West Orange -- great to take the kids.