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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 21, 2017 19 comments
A simple question. A simple question, and one that one could assume has but one answer. But it doesn't.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 20, 2017 5 comments
We all know what Zen is - but what are lovely records?
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10 comments
From the press release:
LONDON AND SANTA MONICA, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world-leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s industry-leading technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.
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John Darko Posted: Feb 15, 2017 19 comments
Moritzplatz, Berlin. Just Music is a store for musicians and DJs. Up on the the third floor is the loudspeaker section; on display, models from Focal, Eve Audio, JBL, M-Audio and Pioneer. For those who care for a splash of colour, there’s NOCS. For a more unusual form factor and a greater potential for high/er-end performance (with optional room correction), we look to Genelec. DJ stores like Just Music don’t sell passives. It’s actives or nowt.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 14, 2017 35 comments
Over on the Linn blogsite, Jim Collinson, Linn Product Ltd.'s Digital Marketer, argues that MQA is bad for music:
But with the MQA approach, we have the worst kind of middleman: solving a problem that has already been, or could be, solved by free and open alternatives, and yet expecting—no, demanding—to be paid again and again for contributing nothing of value. This is rentier capitalism, serving only to suck money out of the system, and stifling creativity in the process. It’s detrimental to society.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 13, 2017 1 comments
I enjoy all style of music and here are some of my favorite ones from various styles; rap, pop, death metal, and jazzy new stuff. Enjoy!
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1 comments
Protest music. I suppose we can say that avant-garde art is, by definition, a form of protest and I would certainly say that avant-garde jazz of the 1960s was a form of protest. Unlike protest songs in the folk tradition, avant-garde jazz was angrier and freer in musical form. Protest music.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 09, 2017 8 comments
Also on-deck in-barn: Holo Audio Spring DAC – LEVEL 3 ($2399)
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 08, 2017 7 comments
no amplifiers were injured during the photo shoot

I recently received an email asking, "What's up?" Here's a peak at some of the gear in-barn for review (from the top):