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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 $80. 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 the first club president Bob Young, a professional photographer and amateur electrical engineer. He was persuaded to start the club at the behest of Joseph Tumbarello and Kevin Carter. Some members still remain active from those days thirty+ years ago. The club has shifted over the years in emphasis under the wings of various club presidents, from Bob's DIY bona fides to Bill Donally and Frank Alles' hardnosed equipment reviews, Valerie Kurlychek's love of classical music, Russ Prince's generous desire for a wide variety of club activities and Neal Patrone's gregarious outreach to other audio clubs, vendors and shows.

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 Meeting Chairs
Bob Young (1980's) Various Various
Bill Donnally (Early 1990's) Bill Donnally and Bob Clark Bill Donnally and Bob Clark
Frank Alles (Mid 1990's) Frank Alles Frank Alles
Valerie Kurlychek (Sept 1997 to Dec 2000) Valerie Kurlychek and Adrian Lungu Valerie Kurlychek and Vinh Vu
Russ Prince (Jan 2001 to May 2013) Adrian Lungu (until Feb 2002) Ken Hartz
Neal Patrone (May 2013 to Sep 2017) Rich Carroll (Mar 2002 to July 2006) Phil Slepian
Jon Moberg (Sep 2017 to Feb 2024) George Witterschein (Since Aug 2006) Paul Pomerantz
Ken Jablonski (Since Feb 2024)