What we're about
Home theater music and movie reproduction systems and music lovers - mostly middle-age men, in Sarasota and Bradenton areas - who would love music, sound, audio and home theaters. We have monthly social gatherings to review, argue and discuss all things music, components and systems.
Jeff Cantor moved to Sarasota in 2004 from New York City. John Chait was President of the old Gulf Coast Audiophile Society, but that club disbanded. A few years ago, the Tampa Bay Listening Society became the Suncoast Audiophile Society on Meetup. In October 2009, after 4 years of searching for an audiophile society in the area, Cantor realized that if he didn't start one, there would be nothing in the Sarasota area.
Since then, many people contributed to the Sarasota Audiophile Society's success, especially the first five members: Alan Hendler, Laura and Bill Heath, plus Mike and Holly Gruenfeld! We now have over 80 members, with about 35 actively involved.
In November, 2015, Chait called a meeting to organize regular monthly meetings, a Board and move our Sarasota club to Meetup.com. The Meetup web site facilitates notices, emails, regular monthly events, locations, members, directions, classified ads, discussions, budgets and dues for social clubs. Cantor, Chait Heath and A. Colin Flood are Board members. The Board meetings are now posted on the information pages: https://www.meetup.com/SarasotaAudiophiles/...;
Annual Dues: Reimburses hosts for snacks and beverages at Meet-ups. Reimburses Organizer for cost of Meetup.com web site.