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Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 06, 2013
Did I mention I got new glasses? It was time to give in and get progressive lenses which as you may know allow you to have reading glasses and corrective lenses for distance in one frame without the bifocal age line. And it's a good thing since I may have otherwise missed our mention in the September 2013 issue of Men's Health (with Tom Brady on the cover sporting his new haircut). I'm very appreciative of the opportunity nonetheless since spreading the word for better sound is an essential part of our mission.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 16, 2011
I enjoy Audirvana's old free player which I use mainly on my iMac creating on-the-fly playlists from my NAS drive. Works like a charm. The Audirvana people have been busy with the launch of their $49 Plus version and they've just announced iTunes integration (if you can't beat 'em, integrate 'em).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 22, 2014
Auralic recently changed their Facebook page with the addition of the above cover photo. Nice. My guess is this is their new Aries Wi-Fi streamer that we saw in prototype form at CES earlier this year (see report). To refresh, the Aries uses dual band Gigabit Wi-Fi (802.11ac) to stream up to DXD and DSD without wires. The Aries is due to make its official launch in Munich.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 30, 2014
It's official. The AURALiC Aries pictured above and below will make its fully tricked out debut in Munich, May 15-18, 2014. Handsome devil, isn't she? The fuss over the Aries basically comes down to the fact that it represents the first hi-fi device that can stream DXD and up to double rate DSD over WiFi. Inputs include Dual-Band high-speed WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 port. Outputs are USB, AES/EBU, Coax and TOSLINK. Control of Aries is left up to the Lightning DS App for iOS and Android devices (Android version coming September 2014) or the desktop app which should be ready by year's end.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 31, 2013
From the press release:
ARIES, the first product in the Lightning family, serves as a bridge between music on network storage and DACs, enabling DACs to stream music quickly and superbly via Wi-Fi in virtually any format, including DSD, double-rate DSD and DXD. ARIES includes a switchable USB host output; digital AES/EBU, coaxial and Toslink connections driven by AURALiC's patented ActiveUSB technology; and an extremely accurate Femto Master Clock.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 12, 2016
From the press release, here's company president & CEO Xuanqian Wang:
"The new ALTAIR is both a high quality streamer and DAC, and was designed based on feedback from dealers for an exceptional yet convenient-to-operate Digital Source unit at an $1,800 - $2,000 price point.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 21, 2019
We’ve been having a lot of visitors to our place following the birth of my second daughter two weeks ago, so when Harry and Sally Lee who founded and run Aurender asked if they could drop by and see us it was an added bonus because having previously only connected with Harry via email I was looking forward to meeting him and his wife in person.
 |  Aug 01, 2018
Due to a number of recent unauthorized solicitations to high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and media-relations personnel for review equipment, we feel it necessary to post this policy reminder.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Mar 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
AVTECH MEDIA LTD (UK) ACQUIRES HOME TECH NETWORK FROM TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA

New group combines AVTech Media's specialist hi-fi/home theatre titles with TEN's Home Tech Network to create the World's Largest Consumer Electronics Audio/Visual publishing enterprise

Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 20, 2018
AXPONA organizers: "First, please know AXPONA will not be moving to the fall dates as stated last week but will remain in April for 2020 and beyond."
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 12, 2018
It looks like the massive success and impact of High End at Munich is taking control of the spring high-fidelity trade show schedule in North America as the Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) just announced that the while the venue will remain at its brand new digs in the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre Hotel, it will be moving from its usual mid-April dates to late October/early November ones.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 17, 2013
I think its fair to say that Charlie Hansen, Ayre's Founder and Designer, is not exactly a fan of DSD. Thankfully, that didn't stop him from offering DSD-capable versions of Ayre's QB-9, DX-5-DSD, and now the QA-9 thanks to AlpineSoft's VinylStudio DoP vinyl ripping software. What the guys at Ayre have gone and done is ripped parts of three tracks to single-rate DSD and 24/192 using the QA-9 so we can compare DSD to PCM. But there's more...
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 25, 2014
Coming soon to a streamer near you from infamous Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is his new lossless streaming service Baboom that promises to connect artists and fans. If you ever needed a sign that streaming services could be a sketchy business, here's a big one. With two recent articles decrying the future of streaming services, one on Fox Business News The Future of Streaming Music Rests with Congress and The music industry is still screwed: Why Spotify, Amazon and iTunes can’t save musical artists from Salon, we have all kinds of people tolling streaming's potential death knell while companies like YouTube, Google, and Amazon double down in the streaming game. These are confusing times, indeed.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Mar 11, 2015
image credit: Bandcamp

Bandcamp, which was founded in 2008 by Ethan Diamond and Shawn Grunberger, reported it has paid out $100 million to artists selling music on the Bandcamp site.

Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 17, 2018
When a company as serious about music reproduction as the UK’s dCS (data Conversion Systems) sets out to replace one of their most popular and long-lasting DACs there is no room for error.

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