Who We Are
The Colorado Audio Society was founded in 1981 and has grown from
3 members to over 200 in 2013.
In general terms, we
are a bunch of Hi-Fi enthusiasts with particular interest in
the finest musical reproduction: "High-End
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.
From our writings, you may suspect that we lean strongly to the
engineering aspects of audio, but that's just who have been submitting
articles of late.
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
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 big event, held each Fall since 2004, is Rocky Mountain Audio
Fest, a high-end audio show that is now widely recognized as a
national exposition. RMAF is a collaboration between the CAS and
a small group of CAS members.
Our membership is spread along the front
range of the Colorado Rockies--from Fort Collins to Pueblo and
Grand Junction to the Colorado plains.
The Colorado Audio Society Charter
To promote the exchange of ideas in audio-related
To provide a platform for fun and recreation
of the membership.
To afford the opportunity for members to
listen to different types of audio equipment they wouldn't normally
have the opportunity to audition.
Education of the membership in order to further
their individual goals in audio.
To act as an instrument to unite knowledgeable
minds in an effort to explore the technical frontiers of audio
To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas
between audio consumers, audio dealers, and equipment manufacturers.
To sustain growth and financial stability.
To introduce and eventually engage the interests
of the general public to the audio hobby.
To unite the audio community in order to
gain influence in the marketplace