Munich 2015

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Michael Lavorgna  |  May 17, 2015
While the Internet connection in my hotel is currently working (fingers crossed), I wanted to take this opportunity to apologize for not posting. When I first arrived on Wednesday, everything was hunky dory with our connectivity. As the week progressed, our fragile connection to the world at large became increasingly spotty to the point of simply not working. Let's hope the hotel has this all sorted.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 17, 2015
There's a new Moon in town and this one incorporates the Moon MiND network player (see review) making the 780D more than just-a-DAC. The Simaudio 780D ($15,000) fits into the company's flagship Evolution Series and is capable of playing back up to 32/384 PCM files and quad rate DSD.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 14, 2015
What would you consider to be a reasonable price to be paid for a network player capable of playing up to 24/384 PCM files, quad rate DSD, and Tidal's lossless streaming service? Let's also throw in an ESS 9018-based DAC and a custom in-house developed iOS and Android app for running the whole shebang?
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 12, 2015
Ah Munich. Ich liebe München. And I liebe for many reasons. The Munich High End Show is for me the show to which all other shows should aspire. From my last trip: "The people at the Munich High End Show strike me as being different from the people that attend hi-fi shows in the US of A. There are more families, more genders (more than one), more couples, more ages, and generally less people that give the outward appearance of being first and foremost a textbook audiophile." In a word, refreshing.