Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments
We know this, right? If you have your doubts and would like some proof, here's a nice healthy helping; "How Music Can Help Patients Recover From Surgery And Strokes". This link, which reader CG shared, will bring you to a web page that includes an excerpt from Waking The Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul by Andrew Schulman as well a 40+ minute discussion among several authorities on this subject.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Aug 16, 2016 30 comments
Already? Yes, already. Someone, let's call him the Noise Whisperer, put this thought in my head, "Move the switch to before the TP-Link." So I did.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Aug 11, 2016 17 comments
Sometimes I need more time and this is one of those times. While I try to make every effort to produce one review per week, sometimes...I need more time.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Aug 09, 2016 21 comments
Peter Halley Rob and Jack (1990)

Why not give you the big picture, I thought. Why not, indeed.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Aug 03, 2016 12 comments
It was a dark and stormy night. OK, it wasn't dark but it was stormy when I drove to Verona, NJ to visit John Rutan's Audio Connection where Alex Brinkman of Ayre Acoustics was delivering, stork-like, the new Ayre QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jul 26, 2016 2 comments
This is not a review. Consider it more of an appreciation.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jul 06, 2016 7 comments
So much concern was expressed over the Tidal/Apple news, I decided to go to the source. Thus far, I can report that things go in and out. Over and over, again.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 21, 2016 8 comments
Last Wednesday I drove down to retailer World Wide Stereo (WWS) in Montgomerville, PA where I tagged along with AudioQuest's Steve Silberman as he computer-audio-enabled WWS. The back story: Bob Cole, the owner of WWS, got into a discussion regarding computer audio with Steve some months back and Steve shared how AudioQuest sees CA as one of the most vibrant growth areas of consumer electronics. Bob immediately said, "then we need to get serious and get into that space". And here we are.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 14, 2016 27 comments

Of late, I've decided to work from the NYC office every other Wednesday. My commute consists of a roughly hour drive to Hoboken, a PATH ride to 33rd Street, and the few block walk to 261 Madison Ave. As such, I carry a bag with stuff in it and at Jana's suggestion, here are some of its contents.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 01, 2016 117 comments
Brazilian Record Collector Zero Freitas owns a couple million records

One common, and to my mind, valid question regarding MQA is Where's the music? So here's my question—How much is enough?

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 31, 2016 7 comments
I don't know about you, but I've been loving our Lovely Recordings feature. In case you missed them, the idea is simple; I want YOU to send in some recordings you enjoy both for sound and music quality. Simple. It could be just one record, but better is always better, and what I'm looking for is a story about why this music grabs you.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments

From The Art of Listening website:

The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.
Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 13, 2016 8 comments
Narcissus, Caravaggio (1594-96)

"Systems lean." So read my notes in reference to the experience of listening to lots of systems at the High End Show 2016 in Munich. Systems lean.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 10, 2016 6 comments
While the Sonore microRendu ($640) did not make an appearance in Munich, it was waiting for me in-barn when I arrived back home last night. The first I did this morning, after making coffee, is connect the little microRendu to my hi-fi, set its output for Roon, and hit Play. First impressions: Wow!

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