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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 16, 2017 2 comments
I grew up in a family of classical musicians, so I was surrounded by it from my earliest memories, whether listening to it or playing it. As I grew up, I made my own explorations into other genres and lucky enough to stumble upon some great stuff over the pre-internet years.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 13, 2017 1 comments
Released today on Young Turks, I See You is The xx's third full-length and first since 2012's Coexist. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie xx have scratched away the surface of their previous efforts producing a brighter, more raw, and musically adventurous set of songs. Don't worry—grief is still in full sway.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 12, 2017 13 comments
yea: those bastards at AARP had a room amid the hi-fi rooms at CES 2017 to remind us we're all going to die a humiliating death

It all depends on how you look at it.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 12, 2017 2 comments
In addition to the MoFi room, here are my other highlights.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 12, 2017 5 comments
The big list:
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 11, 2017 2 comments
AudioQuest's new Perch Headphone Stand ($79.95). Form, meet function. Projected ship date: February.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 11, 2017 5 comments
"Did you hear that Prince track in the MoFi room?" asked my good friend Stephen Mejias.

"No."

"I didn't know it was Prince."

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 11, 2017 57 comments
An MQA encoded file can be played back in four ways; with no decoding, software decoding, hardware decoding, and a combined software/hardware decode.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 10, 2017 1 comments
Typically Venetian- and/or Mirage-bound exhibitors including dCS, Bluesound, and ELAC were also on active display at the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in the LVCC, the circus circus carnivalesque commodity trading floor pumping pounding shoving flashing booth-babe sporting sports center of CES.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments
Rob Watts illustrating an essential ingredient in any presentation

Chord Electronics Ltd introduced three new products at CES 2017; the new and improved Hugo2 (£1,800), Blu MkII upscaling CD transport (£7,995), and Poly (£499). I'll let Chord's slide show tell you most of story and just add that I had to leave before the Poly presentation. Poly attaches to the Chord Mojo adding a micro SD card reader, Bluetooth, and WiFi so that the Mojo becomes a nifty little high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device.

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