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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 11, 2011 1 comments
Hello Ask Audiostream,

I am presently using a Logitech Duet and accompany reciever to get my music to my Stereo System that is a room away from the computer. It seems to work realy good, but I have some questions about the operation of this hardware and software. Does the computer use the sound card to process the bit stream? Would a external DAC help and how wuold I hook into the Logitech system.

Thank you.

John

Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 11, 2011 2 comments
Boomkat is a UK-based Independent music distributor with an enormous catalog of "music that exists beyond the radar". Where physical media and their related shipping costs makes buying from across most larger ponds less than desirable (especially for small orders), downloads know no borders.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 07, 2011 15 comments
I recently bought a Wyred 4 Sound DAC1. I also have a Musical Fidelity V-Link.

Would you expect better performance with 16/44.1 files using the USB input or the coaxial RCA S/PDIF input (through the V-Link) on the DAC1?

Also, what are the relative merits of the coaxial RCA vs. TosLink S/PDIF inputs, assuming grounding is not a problem with RCA?

Thanks,
Steve

Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 07, 2011 24 comments
I have to admit that prior to this review I didn’t know ADAM from Adam (I know you saw that coming but I couldn’t help myself). I received an email from Roger Fortier, V.P. ADAM Audio USA asking if I’d be interested in reviewing a speaker from their Multimedia line. I perused the line which includes the subject at hand, the ARTist 5 which is a larger monitor, the floor standing ARTist 6, a sub and a center channel. I selected the ARTist 3 mainly because my domain in terms of speaker reviews extends to the edges of my desk. That is until someone decides to put a USD DAC into a floorstander.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 06, 2011 0 comments
AudioStream will be making its official Show debut at this year’s RMAF. We’ll be covering…everything Computer Audio and blogging live daily.

We’d love to hear from you –

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 05, 2011 2 comments
No matter your particular computer-biased bent, there’s no denying the influence that Apple Inc. has had not only on the computing industry but the music industry as well. And there’s no denying that Steve Jobs from many perspectives was Apple Inc.

RIP

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 03, 2011 3 comments
One of the most compelling aspects of computer audio is the ability to get significant improvements in enjoyment for very little money and sometimes for no money at all. Here are five easy pieces.
Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 03, 2011 0 comments
Independent record label Drag City lists over 200 Artists on their roster from the ever prolific Bonnie "Prince" Billy to the far out ramblings of Father Yod and the Source Family with Joanna Newsom sitting comfortably in between. While not every release is offered with a FLAC download, the majority are and you save $1.01 + shipping over the price of a CD! Drag City also offers free music but it’s MP3 snack food so doesn’t merit a separate listing in our Free Music section (but feel free to sample for free).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 01, 2011 3 comments
Thaddeus Cahill was born in 1867 in Oberlin, Ohio and by the age of 14 he’d built his first telephone receiver to play with and read Helmholtz’s On the Sensation of Tone, which set his fertile imagination on fire. He became an attorney and moved to Washington, D.C. where in 1895 he filed for a patent on his “musical machine” the Telharmonium – a “perfect instrument” whose electronic music would be distributed on the existing cable network (via leased phone lines).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 01, 2011 0 comments
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