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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Mar 07, 2017 16 comments
Word. The The Verge reports that Spotify subscribers are receiving teaser offers for Spotify's not-yet-available lossless streaming tier ranging in price from $5 to $10 on top of the $10/month Premium Service fee. This puts Spotify's lossless service within or on the same plane as Tidal HiFi's $19.99/mo.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Mar 06, 2017 3 comments
Hey, did you like what I did there? What a clever word play if I do say so myself!!! ;-)

In this second selection, I feel I can only start with a confession… And here goes… Whew!! It's tougher than I thought. OK. This time… I love watching Pitch Perfect.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Mar 03, 2017 2 comments
I'm with Ministry's Al Jourgensen; The Land Of Rape And Honey is my favorite Ministry album.
Michael Lavorgna Posted: Mar 02, 2017 1 comments
Peachtree Audio 2.0
What's 2.0? The short answer—improvements (here's the longer answer). Late last year, David Solomon rejoined Peachtree and the company made some other (major) changes; a new engineering team was brought on board to create the new Nova line of amplifiers (nova150, nova300, and nova500) and manufacturing of the Nova line was brought back from China to Canada. The new nova300 is an integrated amplifier putting out 300wpc (into 8Ω/450wpc into 4Ω) of ICEpower, sports the ESS Sabre32 9018MKII Reference Sabre DAC, a phono amp, a headphone amp, and, when dressed in the Gloss Ebony Mocha, some super-fine curb appeal.
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Joe Surdna Posted: Mar 01, 2017 5 comments
There’s an old Greek proverb that goes: now that you’ve eaten the donkey you might as well go ahead and eat the tail. We stagger into March riveted by a new gathering of sounds, once again drowning out the fetid squawk of competing propaganda. Ah, what a relief it is to strap on the headphones and vaporize the outside in favor of the inside, or maybe you use your car as a speeding capsule (the-sculpting-in-time-machine) that adds its own netherworld of field recordings to whatever you might be consciously playing. We’ll wait then, until the wheels fall off before succumbing to "what’s going on out there" vibrations. Meanwhile… let the music take you…
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 28, 2017 3 comments
It was all Ola's idea.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 27, 2017 3 comments
It was quite a mix of good LP recordings from both boys. They told me they put some good thought into their music selection. In no particular order here is my latest batch of Lovely Recordings to plug into and download for yourselves.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments
There are at least two things I love about Maggie Rogers; her music and the way I came to know about her music. That way was through my friend Rafe Arnott who has recently become a full-time audiophile as Part-Time Audiophile's Editor at Large.
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Steven Plaskin Posted: Feb 23, 2017 9 comments
When I recently heard that exaSound Audio Design had released a new model replacement for their e22 DAC, I immediately contacted George Klissarov, President of exaSound Audio Design, to see if I could get a review sample of the new e32 DAC for an AudioStream review. I was very enthusiastic about the e32’s predecessor when I reviewed the e22 in 2014. At that time, I found the e22 to be an excellent sounding DAC and one that did a first-class job playing DSD files. The e22 was built around the ES9018S Sabre32 reference DAC chip and utilized exaSound’s custom ASIO drivers that allowed native DSD256 support for both OSX and Windows.

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