Steven Plaskin Posted: Nov 23, 2016 28 comments
Many computer audiophiles have been discovering that optimization of the operating system can lead to significant improvements in the sound of their music systems. I have previously reviewed Fidelizer Pro (see review); a program that I found made sonic improvements to the sound of music software utilizing the Windows Operating System. I have also reviewed the Playback Designs Syrah Server (see review) that employed a modified Windows 10 Pro that was stripped and configured so that it could only be used to play audio files and utilize network access.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 21, 2016 1 comments
The following Lovely Recordings submission represents a small sample of my personal varied taste in music. Hopefully some of the words sprinkled below will be enough to entice some of the readers to further investigate the albums, better yet just let the music speak for itself. Enjoy!
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 18, 2016 2 comments
Romantic is Mannequin Pussy's second album and clocks in at 17 minutes (dammit!). But no matter since for that 17 minutes it's mostly all high-energy poppunk gnash.
Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 17, 2016 15 comments
Pre-Made Pi
The Sonic DAC is put together from individual products you can buy and DIY. Here's the shopping list:
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 16, 2016 1 comments
John Coltrane's personal RCA ribbon microphone (really)

I made the rainy-day trip into the heart of Brooklyn where I met composer and Stereophile contributor Sasha Matson and John Atkinson, Stereophile's Editor in Chief, for an analog mastering session. Don't worry, digits were also involved.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 14, 2016 1 comments
Great music is more than just the music. Doesn't your favorite music bring back great memories? When you obtained it or first heard it? Today's favorites are those with special memories.