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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.build 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.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 10, 2016 6 comments
Talk about perfect timing. Stephen Mejias gave me the heads up on the beautiful Limited Edition USB Drive version of Jeremy Bible's minimalist opus Music For Black Holes, a 4-hour journey through the glass, darkly. It arrived on Tuesday and I've listened all the way through and part way through again. And again.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 10, 2016 8 comments
From Sonic.Build: The Roon Ready 24/192-capable Sonic Bitstream ($219) and Sonic DAC ($249).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 10, 2016 3 comments
Here's one of the things in-barn for review—the Sound Galleries music server SGM 2015 ($16,000) (more here). If you read that report from Munich, you'll see I commented on "color" or my perceived lack thereof. Based on initial in-barn impressions, using HQPlayer, you can dial in pretty much whatever you like.

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