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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 18, 2017 4 comments
Register to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones ($699.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"A direct descendant of AudioQuest¹s award-winning NightHawk headphone, the closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces its predecessor¹s biomimetic sound-diffusing grille with an intelligently designed aperiodic damping system for excellent isolation of external noise, ensuring privacy for the listener and those nearby. "

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Joe Surdna Posted: Jan 17, 2017 1 comments
The thing about living in a post truth era is that that your house and the ambient atmosphere is filled with wifi-blutoothed-airdropped-4g radio waves, but your private space also swirls and eddies with a virtual maelstrom of highly crafted bits of information often described as "facts." For some there is a sense of ambient confusion and despair. Then again there is music, which does not rely either on facts or sometimes (not always)—words. Music has no part in the world of facts and information yet surfs on the incoming energies of the time. This is music for how it feels right now. We plough onward, one step at a time, hoping expectantly for constant surprises.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 17, 2017 1 comments
The biggest and most meaningful buzz from CES 2017 was . . . Prince. As I explained, Jonathan Derda was playing "Avalanche" from the Club-members-only album One Nite Alone... and I was told I must hear "Avalanche" in the MoFi room by Stephen Mejias. After hearing it, I passed on the word.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3 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 2 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 14 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.


"I didn't know it was Prince."