Attention all Audiophile Societies, have your society or club information posted here. To do so, e-mail Chris Vogel at info@XLinkAudio.com and request an info-pack.
Chris Vogel suggests that if there is no Audio Society in your area, just take the initiative: "A simple monthly or bi-monthly meeting for listening and auditioning should do just fine. You can specify a theme such as CD players and have members bring one for auditioning. E-mail is invaluable for posting, updating, and sending reminders. Some type of food, snack, and/or refreshment is appropriate and it is worthwhile to give an indication of what to expect."
"Post your new Society on the Stereophile website, it will be a rewarding experience. There is tremendous reward in hearing the great variety of audiophile systems that are out there in other's homes. Keep an open mind and over time you should acquire a broader reference to assist you in building up your own system. Remember, this is an enriching experience."
San Francisco Audiophile Society
Our organization was originally founded in 1995 as the Bay Area Audiophile Society. For the last 20 years, we have been a home for local audio and music aficionados from many walks of life. At our events, hosted either at a member’s home or a local dealer, we enjoy evaluating high-end audio components and discerning whether they can take us even a nanometer closer to the ultimate audiophile goal: the experience of “live” music being believably recreated in our homes. It is with this lofty aspiration that we gather regularly to learn, compare, and share war stories of our never-ending quest. In contrast, we also like to shmooze, laugh, eat, and of course, let it all go and just listen to great music being played on superb systems. Often, attendees will bring in a few of their most loved recordings and introduce the group to brilliant and inspiring performances. Our members appreciate this as a great way to get exposed to music they have not yet heard and add these new gems to their collections.
On occasion, we facilitate “Sys-hops,” where, on a given day, members can visit other members’ homes, audition their system, and when ready, “hop” on to the next one to experience another. These moving audiophile open-houses offer us the rare opportunity to hear a few different systems in a day, each finely-tuned by their proud owner.
Our group outings have included tours of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab; Dolby Labs; Silverline; VMPS; and Fantasy Records. We’ve had presentations and demonstrations by industry luminaries such as Steve Hoffman; Paul McGowan; “Doc” Johnson; Mark Waldrep; Alon Wolf; and Albert Von Schweikert. We’ve also held product demos of high-end gear such as Magico and Coincident speakers; Theta, Lightspeed and Berkeley Audio DACs; and Goldmund, Parasound and deHavilland amplifiers – to name but a few. Our Smackdown series of audio gear shoot-outs are lots of fun and involve members bringing their own gear to the event to be “assessed” by our highly opinionated members.
The common denominator for all our gatherings is the unabashed enjoyment of our shared hobby. Our driving philosophy is that if we’re not having fun, we’re not doing it right! Our society’s (still growing) leadership team is made up of passionate, music-loving audiophiles. Each one generously volunteering their time, expertise and creative efforts to share the thrilling experience of high-end audio with anyone ready to listen.
Bay Area Tube Audio Enthusiasts
Our club holds meetings a couple of times a year at the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Ben Reginato has hosted the annual "Bay Area Tube Festival" in the early summer for the past two years.
Inland Empire Audiophiles Society
The Inland Empire Audiophiles Society is a listening group of audiophiles in Southern California. Our meetings are hosted once a month, on the Saturday closest to the 15th. Almost all of our meetings are held in member's homes, with locations in Riverside, San Bernardino and LA counties. We have a very diverse group where everyone seems to be on a different path to audio nirvana. Please contact me by email for next month's location.
Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society
America's Premier Audio Society and the world's largest at over 1700 members presents events held monthly at varying locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California. Don't miss T.H.E. Show Newport, May 29, 30, and 31, our co-venture with T.H.E. Show Organization, the largest fine audio show in North America open to the public. Our fifth year and most extensive show ever, it is presented at the gorgeous Hotel Irvine, at 17900 Jamboree Rd. and The 405, for the first time. Once again, join the Society in the hotel lobby or in advance and get free entrance to the Show for all three days! For all information including upcoming events, please visit our website or contact audio society president, Bob Levi at 714-281-5850. Or visit T.H.E. Show Newport, theshownewport.com
San Diego Area Audio Group
The San Diego Area Audio Group (SDAAG) is dedicated to bringing people together who enjoy a wide range of music and high end audio. There are no dues required. Members choose a date and time to "host" meetings in their homes. Those members wishing to attend bring favorite recordings for the listening session providing the opportunity for exposure to different types of music on an unfamiliar system. The geographic area served by SDAAG is primarily San Diego County including Downtown, but member location is only limited to where members are willing to travel for a meeting. There is no web site currently available. There are plans to create an "internet meeting place" at which members can exchange ideas on a daily basis at Yahoo Groups. Special events or field trips to audio shows are arranged by members interested in doing so.
San Diego Audio Society
Meetings are held as often as presenters are scheduled and that can vary from none to two in a given month. We often meet at a high-end stereo store and sometimes hold joint meetings with other audio societies. Presently there are no dues but a small fee may be collected at the door. Meeting details including any fees are emailed to members. Anyone who has even a passing interest in any matters audio fidelity and music are welcome.
San Diego Music and Audio Guild
The San Diego Music and Audio Guild (SDMAG) was formed in the fall of 1992. Our objective is to present talks, auditions, or performances of interest to audio hobbyists, as well as to provide a friendly atmosphere to meet others with like interests. Guest presentations are made by designers, manufacturers, retailers, reviewers, or performers. An attempt is made to include music related programs in addition to those on audio components. We are quite informal so all meetings are casual. Beverages are served. Approximately 130 Guild members are registered on our mailing list.
Meetings are generally held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM, although this varies to accommodate guest presenter availability. For example, some meetings are held on Saturdays. Rather than annual dues, a small contribution is collected at each meeting. For notification of the next meeting, to be placed on the mailing list, or to inquire about making a presentation to the SDMAG, please send your request and appropriate information to the listed E-mail address. Anyone from newbie to old pro audio hobbyists are welcome.
California Audiophile Society
CAS is a group of audiophiles and music enthusiasts from North San Diego, and Southwest Riverside counties. Monthly meetings are scheduled at or around the 15th of each month. Dues are $40.00 per year which include all meetings and our annual barbeque. Meetings are hosted at member homes, local retailers, and high end audio manufacturing plants. We also take yearly group trips to CES, T.H.E. Show (Both Las Vegas and Newport Beach California), and RMAF in Denver, Colorado. All are most welcome from neophyte to hard core veterans of high end audio.
Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society
916-742-5322 or 530-320-1576
Meet the second Saturday of every month. The location changes several times during the year. Please see website for location. Our goal is furthering education of high end audio and enjoyment of music.
Colorado Audio Society
In general terms, we are a bunch of Hi-Fi enthusiasts with particular interest in the finest musical reproduction: "High-End Audio". For some of us, that means the best for a given price range or for a given technology. Others focus on the absolute best--regardless of whether we can afford it. At this time, we are fairly evenly distributed among software oriented "Music Lovers", hardware engineering "Objectivists", and "Subjective Review" fans. Most of us are a little of each. We have in our midst tube-lovers, vinylphiles, and proponents of digital reproduction. Mostly, we congregate to talk audio and audition the broadest variety of music and equipment that we can. Our membership is spread along the front range of the Colorado Rockies--from Longmont to Boulder and Denver to Colorado Springs.
Connecticut Audio Society
The society meets on a bi-monthly schedule year round ending with a Christmas social held in early December. Meetings are generally held on Saturday afternoons at a member's home, usually located south of Hartford. However, meetings are sometimes held at a manufacturer's plant location or audio store if a tour or demo is involved. Audiophiles interested in more information about the Connecticut Audio Society can write to the society e-mail address.
Sarasota Audiophile Society
Once-a-month meetings (specific day TBD, based on members preference) for enthusiasts of 2-channel (purists) or multi-channel music (w/ solid-state and/or tube equipment); and/or multi-channel home theater (DVD, Blu-Ray). The emphasis is on people who really love music (jazz, rock, and classical) even more than the equipment. For the Sarasota/Bradenton/Nokomis/Osprey/Venice/Northport/Port Charlotte population area.
Space Coast Audio Society
Meetings are held every month in the Melbourne-Orlando-Daytona Beach area and are open to anyone interested. We will usually focus on a particular component each month.
Suncoast Audiophile Society
The Suncoast Audiophile Society (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Listening Society) is a group of high-end audio enthusiasts, both young and old, with an eclectic mix of interests. We hold meetings at least once a month (some weeknights, others weekends) for listening sessions, gear demo's, audio chat, and/or live music. Our goal is to foster camaraderie, promote education, and otherwise support local audiophiles, whether their interests be analog, digital, solid state, tubes, or DIY. We welcome prospective members from the entire Florida Suncoast region.
Audio-Video Club of Atlanta
A-VCOA is dedicated to the enjoyment of music and video reproduction in all of its many and varied formats. Club member’s interests include various areas of this hobby including but not limited to recording stuff, designing stuff, building, refurbishing, listening, watching, and performing music. We are also interested in analog, digital, downloaded & streaming music, tubes, and portable music formats. In addition to recorded music we try to have at least an occasional live performance and meeting devoted to video, either music or film. We meet once a month in various locations around the Atlanta area. Our members come from as far away as Alabama and South Carolina. Meetings are generally on the third Sunday of the month from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM although the Sunday can change based on the needs of the monthly presenters. Meeting presenters can be industry representatives, local retailers, distributors, designers, manufacturers, musicians, and even our own club members. We encourage guests to attend a monthly meeting and decide if the club is for them. Dues are $40 per year paid when you complete the online membership form. We accept Visa and MasterCard Only! Dues are due each year on your join date. E-mail us at the address given or call for more information. See our Home page for the next monthly meeting announcement.
Chicago Audio Society
The Chicago Audio Society has been meeting monthly for over 15 years. Our monthly meetings feature distinguished audio designers, accomplished recording engineers, and other industry figures, who demonstrate and discuss features and objectives of their products. We usually meet on the third Sunday of each month, 2PM-5PM, with a few exceptions (different Sundays) throughout the year. Meetings are held in the Arlington Room at the Arlington Heights Historical Society building and summer meetings are hosted by CAS members at their homes, with an occasional off-site meeting. Many of our members also get together with one another in between meetings to enjoy music and hear others' systems. Dues are $30/year which covers the cost of entrance to the monthly meetings (with light refreshments at the break) and an email copy of our monthly newsletter containing information on past and future meetings. If you are in the Chicago area, please come visit at one of our monthly meetings and view our web site for further information at: www.chicagoaudio.org. Directions to meetings: www.chicagoaudio.org/directions.htm
Boston Audio Society
The BAS meets monthly, generally in Cambridge MA on the 3rd Sunday of each month except August. Our January meeting is CES reports. There is a guest speaker and the meeting is written up in detail for our newsletter, the BAS Speaker. There are usually refreshments at the meeting. Membership is $40 a year. The BAS has also produced a test CD to support the society's activities (information on our website). The entire contents of the BAS Speaker from the beginning of our society in 1972 is now available on CDR.
Southeastern Michigan Woofer and Tweeter Marching Society (SMWTMS)
SMWTMS was founded in April 1975, making it arguably the second oldest audio club in The States. SMWTMS is the first audio club to broadcast its meetings live on the web. The club’s interest in audio is at the highest levels, but its interest in organization is minimal. Meetings are announced in the club publication named, LC, The SMWTMS Network. Club meetings occur on the second or third Saturday of odd numbered months and are held at a member's home. To learn more about SMWTMS, read the SMWTMS web page and watch the SMWTMS Infomercial at the SMWTMS Channel on You Tube.
Southeast Michigan Audio Club
Southeast Michigan Audio Club (SMAC) is an informal audio group founded in 2005. Each month, we always meet on a Saturday afternoon somewhere in SE Michigan to discuss audio, listen to music, drink a couple beers, and generally connect with like-minded people. There are no membership fees, no presidents or treasurers, no agenda - other than occasionally hosting an important audio guest - and no prerequisites to join other than being interested in audio. This doesn't mean we're not serious about audio though we live and breathe it.
Audio Society of Minnesota
In 2008 the Audio Society of Minnesota will enter its 30th year of activity. We offer a season of monthly meetings beginning each September and running through the following May. Check out our web page for information on past and future activities.
Montana Audio Society
406-728-9685, toll-free: 877-728-9685
Montana Audio Society would like to welcome audio enthusiasts, music lovers, and anyone interested to our monthly audiophile meetings. The second Tuesday of every month, we congregate to discuss music, gear, and spend some time listening. Feel free to come by for a drink and hors d'oeuvres whether you're an avid listener, audiophile, or simply curious. Meetings are held at Db Sound, 420 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59807. Located three doors down from the NE corner of E. Pine St. and N. Higgins Ave. in Missoula, Montana.
Las Vegas Audio Club
The Las Vegas Audio Club (LVAC) is the first ever audio club/society in Las Vegas. Each month, we meet on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (or early evenings) in the Las Vegas area to discuss audio, have good food and drink, and connect (and network) with fellow audiophiles. There is a $30 annual membership fee plus a brief questionaire that is required to be filled out. If you are a novice or a dyed-in-the-wool audiophile, you are welcome to join. We welcome both locals and tourists alike. We will also have special guest speakers (from time to time) from the finest high end audio companies in the world. For more info please visit our blog, and contact us at the above email address.
New Jersey Audio Society
The New Jersey Audio Society welcomes music-loving audiophiles with an interest in high quality sound reproduction. Our meetings are held monthly at various locations in North and Central New Jersey.
The Audiophile Society
New York (NYC)
In its 35th year with regularly attending members from six states and Long Island, the society holds 12 monthly meetings a year in NYC as well as venues close to the city in order to accommodate a varied membership location. Meetings are open to prospective members and those who join pay annual dues of $35.00, which pays for a live concert by professional musicians, annual summer audio BBQ as well as other social events to accompany demos of first rank audio and video manufacturers in the industry. Food is always provided along with light refreshments to all who attend at no additional charge. Guests are welcome; current membership 72 members. Call or email for additional membership information.
The Audio Syndrome
Meetings are once per month, Friday evening, excluding July & August. There usually is a theme or topic at each meeting, such as an interesting accessory or component, a comparison of source material, a very occasional presentation by a manufacturer, etc.. The geographical area covered includes, the NYC metroplolitan area. However, most members live in either Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Therefore most meetings occur at the above areas.
Long Island Audio Society
Long Island New York audiophiles are invited to form a new audiovideo society that would meet monthly at places of our choosing for the purpose of sharing our systems, knowledge and fellowship. Please respond to Nic Rakovic at the posted email address.
New York Audio Society
Located in Flushing, NY. Contact Robert Kreisler
Westchester Audiophile Society
The Westchester Audiophile Society is open to those interested in the pursuit of high-quality music reproduction. Meetings generally take place in and around Westchester County once a month on a Friday Night. Please note that we are not affiliated with "The Audiophile Society" based in New York City.
**** July 29, 2013 - UPDATE **** Due to surprisingly overwhelming interest, we have temporarily stopped accepting new members. Unfortunately, to hold meetings with lots of people, you need lots of space. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please do let us know. In the meantime, we are more than happy to recommend other potentially nearby groups.North Carolina Audio Society
We would like to meet once a month, preferably on a Saturday afternoon, in Jacksonville, NC to start with, later we could meet in Wilmington. Both cities are on the Eastern part of the state, near the coast. We would like our audio society to be an audiophile club. Audiophiles who enjoy any music genre on vinyl, reel tape, CD, SACD, DVD-A are all welcome. Likewise, all those who are interested in any of the following: vacuum tubes, solid state, turntables, analog and vintage audio equipment, horn speakers, and attending live music concerts and performances are welcome and encouraged to come to our meetings. Later we would like to tour audio retailers and manufacturers in our state.
Piedmont Triad Audio Society
P.T.A.S. is FREE and open to people with any interest in music (music lovers, gear enthusiasts, musicians, academics, recordists, students, gear manufacturers, resellers, etc). The general goal for the Society is; to enable Members to realize their(music-oriented)goals. The general format for the Society is; to provide forums(monthly meetings and our website) so members can propose, organize and attend (music-related)events. Members can propose events either at the monthly meetings or via email. Each proposed event will need a volunteer Lead/s, who will collaborate on details and organize the event. Hope to see you at the next meeting. Bring friends!
Western Piedmont Audio Society
We will be starting up an audiophile club in Decmeber 2008 here in Morganton. We would like to meet once a month, preferably on Saturday afternoons. Initially, Kent Cantwell, founder of Milton C. Mueller Audiophile Speaker Systems, will host the first meeting. Ideally, each member will host at their home and come up with a theme and critical listening experiences for the day. Subjects of interest may range from speakers, tube amps, solid state, multi-amping, analogue, digital, DSP system management, speaker management systems, music servers, blue ray, SACD, subwoofers, & HT. Refreshments served.
Upstate Audio Society
Organizing an audiophile and music enthusiasts group in the greater Greenville, SC area. We are planning on a monthly or bi-monthly meeting at members homes to audition favorite recordings on different systems. Contact David White at the email address for further information.
Philadelphia Area Audio Group
The Philadelphia Area Audio Group celebrates the joy of music by sharing the experience of listening to fine audio systems in a welcoming, open community of enthusiasts from the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware areas. We meet regularly in each others homes and listen to music, share advice about and otherwise enjoy the pursuit of fine audio systems. We visit audio dealers, host demonstrations by equipment manufacturers and attend concerts. We also have access to discounts and benefits from various local equipment dealers and music retailers.
Houston Audio Society (HAS)
Founded May 2003 - The Houston Audio Society (HAS) is a group of audio and music enthusiasts from the Houston metropolitan area. We hold monthly meetings (usually on the second Saturday 10:00 a.m. to Noon) to share ideas, listen to records and CD's, hear different types of audio equipment, host guest speakers, attend audio related events and seminars, and take occasional field trips to audio retail shops. We are a very open and diverse group that welcomes anyone who has an interest in audio and music. We are interested in the full range of audio equipment from entry level through the highest quality components. The shared interest that holds us together is our love of music and the equipment that reproduces it accurately and with feeling.
River City Audio Society (San Antonio)
We hold monthly meetings on a wide variety of audio subjects. Meetings are typically the third Saturday of the month and are posted on our yahoo groups website. We also have "mini-meetings" during the month and visit homes to listen to members systems and discuss all things audio.
Richmond Audio Society
Richmond Audio Society is open to anyone interested in meeting and discussing issues on audio trends. We also share music experiences and enjoy listening to other members stereo systems. We typically have meetings the third Sunday of every odd month. We also host an annual cookout for all members and guests. See the Richmond Audio Society website for our Calendar of Events, a preview of the next RAS Event and or to take a look back at some of our Older Meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Pacific Northwest Audio Society
President 253-350-3916, VP/Editor 206-878-3833
The Pacific Northwest Audio Society (PNWAS) has been meeting continuously since 1978. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040. (Seattle) Visitors are welcome! Our monthly meetings cover a wide range of audio and video topics with many presentations by industry experts and manufacturers. We also sponsor a speaker building contest every other year. Our monthly newsletter the "Audioletter" includes interesting articles written by club members and lists local and national retailers that support the club and offer discounts to members. Past Audioletter's are posted on our web site as well as our yearly meeting calendar. The calendar includes a brief topic summary for each meeting.
Sydney Audio Club
The Sydney Audio Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of music and its high quality reproduction. The Club was formed in mid 2007 with the intention of reaching out to music lovers across New South Wales to provide opportunities to come together and share our diverse musical interests and the pursuit of high quality sound reproduction. We meet every month January to November. For upcoming meetings please visit our calendar.
Audiophile Club of Athens
The Audiophile Club of Athens is a registered nonprofit organization founded in May 1998. Our aim is to promote listening to good music through decent playback systems. For that reason, we invite musicians and people from the audio industry to our monthly meeting programs, which take place at members' homes along with the listening sessions. We also exchange ideas, musical tastes, and discoveries from our own personal experiences.
Wellington Audio Club
Wellington, New Zealand: A small enthusiastic band of Hi-Fi and music devotees who gather monthly to listen and audition all things hi-fi and musical. The club has varied membership in terms of age group, musical tastes and playback gear types. We meet every month on the second Tuesday at the Victoria University music department at the Kelburn Campus. Check out our Facebook page for up comming events.
We are a group of people of all ages, from teens to seniors, interested in all kinds of high end equipments: vinyl, RTRs, digital, tubes, SS, including some really interesting DIY proyects going from speakers to digital room correction. Meetings are held randomly during the year at our homes, please check with us when and where we are meeting next. Besides, once a year we all gather toghether for our event called Molingordo (check our web page www.matrixhifi.com for details) where during 4 days we play non stop music on 6 different dedicated rooms trying out all kinds of high end and DIY gear brought by ourselves, including an A/V room. This is a family reunion, with daylight activities for the kids and family, night dancing with our own DJ Juanito, live music played by the daring ones, and best of it all, loads of fun. Everybody's welcome, including dealers and importers, no barriers of no kind, we are here to give or get advice from anyone whom shares the same passion for music and highend equipment. We are spread out all over Spain, so never mind where you are, check out who's the nearest member organizing the next meeting.