Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 06, 2013 2 comments
Of Images of the Dream and Death Ákos Rózmann stated:
My intention in composing this work was, with the aid of sound, EMS and the studio of the State Academy of Music in Stockholm between August 1974 and June 1977, to portray Good and Evil.
Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 05, 2013 3 comments
Most important of all is the music. Here are the places around the 'net where you can find DSD downloads.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 05, 2013 1 comments
In order to play back DSD files, you'll also need media player software that can handle it. No, iTunes and Windows Media Player don't (on their own). Here's a list of DSD compatible media players.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 05, 2013 23 comments
Here's a (growing) list of DSD-ready DACs:
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 05, 2013 10 comments
Neil Young has posted an update to the PONO Facebook page:
To everyone who loves music –

I’m very happy to bring you some good news. All of us at Team PONO have been focused on getting everything right for our early 2014 launch of Pono.

The simplest way to describe what we’ve accomplished is that we’ve liberated the music of the artist from the digital file and restored it to its original artistic quality - as it was in the studio. So it has primal power.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 05, 2013 6 comments
With all of this great DSD news of late, I thought a simple guide to playing back DSD files might come in handy. Since the setup process differs depending on whether you're using a PC or a Mac as well as what media player software you're using, we're going to offer separate setup guides by media player. I figured I'd start with the simplest for those of you looking for the quickest and easiest DSD implementation. We'll also assume you already have a DSD-capable DAC (if not, here's A List).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 04, 2013 8 comments
From the Acoustic Sounds announcement:
Acoustic Sounds Inc. of Salina, Kan., the worldwide leader in audiophile recordings, signed an agreement today with Sony Music Entertainment Inc. to provide the company’s new digital download service with albums that have been produced or remastered in Direct Stream Digital (DSD), the highest resolution audio technology available.

The deal, which follows an earlier agreement reached with Universal Music Group, includes hundreds of recordings from Sony Music’s vast catalog. All of these recordings will be licensed to Acoustic Sounds’, the first high-resolution music service to offer mainstream albums in DSD.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 04, 2013 0 comments
Do you know the Sublime Frequencies record label? If not, and you like your music served up with spices from around the world, you'll love Sublime Frequencies. The label is owned and operated by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Alvarius B.) and Hisham Mayet and the duo along with others travel the world and bring home music you would otherwise never get to hear. Part of what I love about Sublime Frequencies is it makes you realize that even in this seemingly connected world there are an infinite number of people and places that lie outside what we're served up through that big corporate filter we call entertainment.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 03, 2013 5 comments
OK I guess we're going to call it HRA (High-Resolution Audio). I kinda liked HD but maybe that's just me. In a press release dated today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced their support for HRA:
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Sep 03, 2013 1 comments
Spotify wants to reach out and into your hi-fi with its new Spotify Connect service. We're talking about an iOS App (Android and desktop apps are in the works) and hardware-based wi-fi solution so only compatible devices will work with this new Connect feature but the idea that you can direct your music streaming from your phone to your hi-fi is, well, appealing. See for yourself.


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