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Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 23, 2014
If you go to one of Buffalo Technology's EU sites, you'll see they're touting the ability of their LinkStation NAS to send DSD over DLNA:
Buffalo’s LinkStations’ DSD playback works with both DSD-native and DSD over PCM devices for Universal Plug-n-Play*.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 02, 2012
CES is just a week and a day away. With only 1,028 exhibitors listed in the "Audio" category and four days to cover the show, I should have no problem getting to every room. That's roughly 1.5 minutes in each room (on average) leaving over an hour each day leeway. No sweat!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 02, 2014
The Big Show. The really, really, big show that is CES begins Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and runs through Friday, January 10. I'll be covering all things computer audio with a keen eye towards that which is new. With the recent proliferation of shows, it will be interesting to see how many companies have saved their product launches for CES 2014. My guess is a lot.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 27, 2016
One week from tomorrow I board a cozy people mover en-route to Las Vegas, Nevada and the hi-end orgy that is CES. The BIG question on every show goer's mind this year—Is less really more?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 10, 2018
The Las Vegas Convention Center, where all of the big action happens, experienced a power outage starting at 11:14am PT today. The North and Central Halls, which house exhibits by Sony, LG, Samsung, and Intel were in the dark and word is power is only now being restored to the Central Hall.
Brian Hunter  |  Jan 14, 2019
The Venetian wasn’t “dead,” so to speak. Before I set out to commit to CES 2019 I wanted to make sure there would still be something to cover. But as the weeks before the giant Las Vegas electronics show drew to a close, it become slowly apparent that my schedule was filling up… over filling perhaps.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 06, 2014
Press Release:
Lambertville, NJ, June 6, 2014. Channel D, developers of the innovative and award-winning Pure VinylTM and Pure Music® computer audio software for Apple Macintosh computers, and the creator of the Seta® Ultra Wide Bandwidth Balanced Flat Phono Preamplifiers recently was granted US Patent #8,738,16 B2 for "PROXY FILE POINTER METHOD FOR REDIRECTING ACCESS FOR INCOMPATIBLE FILE FORMATS" - in other words, Channel D's novel invention permitting FLAC and DSD files to appear in Apple's iTunes.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 29, 2017
From Ayre:
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Charles Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, has passed away on November 28th, 2017. Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right. His family knew him as a loving and dedicated father of his two children. With the passing of Charley, the world has lost one of the most creative and innovative minds in the audio industry and we have lost a good friend.

While we can never replace Charley, his spirit lives on in the team at Ayre. We are dedicated to continuing his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world. Most importantly, we will be there for our friends, partners, and customers who have supported us over the years. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.

We wish you all the best over the holidays, and please play an album for Charley sometime.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Mar 31, 2014
As you can see, the Pono Kickstarter campaign is in full swing, raising over $5M at its half way mark from over 15,000 backers. Not bad for a device whose sole purpose is to deliver high quality digital music.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 28, 2018
Been enjoying controlling the listening sessions that feature the color, punch and weighty sonic chops of your Chord Mojo/Poly combo via the Gofigure App on your Android device? No? Well that’s changed. Chord Electronics has been hard at work and now brings all the ease of Poly control that iOS users have been enjoying to their Android brethren with their Gofigure App.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 13, 2018
At roughly $40,000 USD (based on current exchange rates), for each bespoke, 190-pound Chord ULTIMA mono bloc and the matching ULTIMA reference preamplifier, this system will set you back $120,000 USD.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 31, 2013
A classical music lover's dream come true? From OraStream comes this new streaming app for iOS and Android devices that delivers CD-quality streaming of classical music. From OraStream:
  • The finest selection of orchestral, chamber and ensemble music works covering voice, piano, strings, brass, woodwind and more
  • Music moments delivering delicate sonic details and majestic overtures are captured in more than 500 new classical recordings every week
  • - Staple classics from the masters: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Handel, Haydn, Vivaldi and Rachmaninov, among many others
  • 16-bit/44.1 kHz lossless CD quality
  • Enjoy music playback even when offline
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 29, 2013
Calyx Audio Femto DAC ($7,000)
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 10, 2012
Logitech UE Smart Radio ($179.99)

Here are a few more things that are on deck for review.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 12, 2012
Fresh off the production line, the AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC just landed here at AudioStream HQ. No, its not shy its blushing magenta indicates that I'm listening to a 24/96 file and it may be blushing a brighter shade since that file happens to be from Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul and we all know this music is about more than music. Just in case you're curious, it'll glow green for 44.1kHz, blue for 48kHz, and amber for 88.2kHz.

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