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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 27, 2017 Published: Feb 08, 2017 2 comments
It was quite a mix of good LP recordings from both boys. They told me they put some good thought into their music selection. In no particular order here is my latest batch of Lovely Recordings to plug into and download for yourselves.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments
There are at least two things I love about Maggie Rogers; her music and the way I came to know about her music. That way was through my friend Rafe Arnott who has recently become a full-time audiophile as Part-Time Audiophile's Editor at Large.
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Steven Plaskin Posted: Feb 23, 2017 4 comments
When I recently heard that exaSound Audio Design had released a new model replacement for their e22 DAC, I immediately contacted George Klissarov, President of exaSound Audio Design, to see if I could get a review sample of the new e32 DAC for an AudioStream review. I was very enthusiastic about the e32’s predecessor when I reviewed the e22 in 2014. At that time, I found the e22 to be an excellent sounding DAC and one that did a first-class job playing DSD files. The e22 was built around the ES9018S Sabre32 reference DAC chip and utilized exaSound’s custom ASIO drivers that allowed native DSD256 support for both OSX and Windows.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 21, 2017 24 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 37 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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