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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 07, 2017 21 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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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 05, 2017 43 comments
Tidal HiFi account owners can upgrade their account (for free) with the tick of that new "HiFi / Master" option in Tidal's settings menu and stream from "more than 30,000" MQA encoded tracks. Right now.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 04, 2017 3 comments
Three left me wanting. Three left me wanting to share more from this beautifully bountiful year of music. As my good friend advised, "Do it." So I did. It.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 03, 2017 12 comments
From the Flac It! "About Us" page:
"Flacit was founded in 2014 by Nelson Pass, Ph.D., an award-winning audio engineer and music producer, as an alternative to iTunes and other web sites that provide lots of tracks but at low fidelity. Even sites that feature so-called 'HD Downloads' are only providing the quality of the original older master, which is often an analog or standard definition digital recording."
Thanks to reader "tulysses", we have this response from (the real) Nelson Pass:
My attorney advises me to make a public announcement somewhere, and this looks like a perfectly good place.

Apparently there is a website called flacit offering music downloads and they have attached my name to it.

I am going on record that I am not associated with any such activity.

Sticking with old adages, If it looks like a duck, ...
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 03, 2017 1 comments
Between you and me, Greatest Bits has been bugging me. I found the menu "Recommended" confusing and everything seemed to be one those damn Greatest Bits lists. Everything.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 02, 2017 10 comments
I agree it’s a great column and look forward to checking it out every week.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 31, 2016 7 comments
Roon Radio reminded me I forgot something very important—a new Jimi Hendrix record that a) doesn't suck, b) hasn't been through the 'lab' with overdubs added A.D. (Crash land on this), c) is actually new material, d) offers a glimpse into the directions Jimi was headed, and e) is a great (sounding) live recording. Oh, and it's available in high-res.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1 comments
Sometimes music comes wrapped up as tiny treats. Here's a collection of mostly new Singles that fill me up just fine. Enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 29, 2016 31 comments
Skip The Bits
"Hey, you put DSD in my DAC! You put DAC in my DSD!" The buzz surrounding the T+A DAC 8 DSD is all about octuple-rate DSD; DSD512 (512 times that of CD)/22.5792 MHz. The idea being you use Signalyst's HQPlayer software to convert all of your music to DSD512 before sending it to the DAC 8 so that the latter's "True One Bit DSD Converter" can work its magic. Yea, magic.