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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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Church Hall with Mike Devecka's Hardware
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How We Useda Do It
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Members, Mike and Gear 02
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Members, Mike and Gear
Meeting Comments
Fascinating and very good presentation. I didn't know there was audiophilia going on back then, with different kind of parts yielding the different sounds that we heard. Bravo, Mike!
An unusual meeting focusing on high end of long long ago. Fun to learn about these old technologies.
Interesting to see and hear what was the SOTA of the time.
Well, that was a tour de force presentation! Mike really knows his stuff and put a lot of effort into this meeting. I hope everyone had a good time. I was struck by the fact that low-fi didn't catch up and surpass this technology sound-wise until the seventies when FM stereo radios became prevalent.
Great fun and a definite education. With no electricity Mike held our attention better than most meeting hosts. His knowledge and powers of explanation took us back in time to a better understanding of the mid 1920's through 30's music industry. Many great questions from our members steered the conversation and helped Mike broaden some points. Plus hearing how much could be stamped on a wax disc was an eye opening experience for most who attended. Thank you for hosting.
Sick again. :(
Really interesting - a trip back in time. Thanks, Mike! And thanks to the Wales for helping to provide a venue.
Exceptional meeting! Mike Devecka's passion for and knowledge of 1920's and 30's all mechanical playback were infectious!