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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.

"No."

"I didn't know it was Prince."

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 11, 2017 62 comments
An MQA encoded file can be played back in four ways; with no decoding, software decoding, hardware decoding, and a combined software/hardware decode.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 10, 2017 1 comments
Typically Venetian- and/or Mirage-bound exhibitors including dCS, Bluesound, and ELAC were also on active display at the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in the LVCC, the circus circus carnivalesque commodity trading floor pumping pounding shoving flashing booth-babe sporting sports center of CES.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments
Rob Watts illustrating an essential ingredient in any presentation

Chord Electronics Ltd introduced three new products at CES 2017; the new and improved Hugo2 (£1,800), Blu MkII upscaling CD transport (£7,995), and Poly (£499). I'll let Chord's slide show tell you most of story and just add that I had to leave before the Poly presentation. Poly attaches to the Chord Mojo adding a micro SD card reader, Bluetooth, and WiFi so that the Mojo becomes a nifty little high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 10, 2017 5 comments
while HDtracks did not speak at the DEG event, their message, especially "...and streaming enthusiasts", sure did

Thursday, January 5 was the first day of the show and also the date of the Digital Entertainment Group's Hi-Res Audio Update. For the most part I felt a strong sense of déjà vu (not the CSN&Y song but that would kinda make sense too) as the language used to describe the hi-res listening experience had more goosebumps and raised hairs on the backs of necks than a tower of giraffes in a blizzard.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 07, 2017 20 comments
In a few short weeks, or long weeks depending on to what extent you've been infected with the audiophile bug, AudioQuest DragonFly Red & Black owners can download and install the free AQ app which facilitates a firmware upgrade turning your 'Fly into an MQA-enabled DAC.

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