Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  5 comments
This time around I have assembled a list of audiophile quality jazz from around the world.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  12 comments
Opto-logic
It means light. Light is used to couple the digital to the analog boards instead of metal/wire so that electrical noise stays away from the analog circuitry where it can do all kinds of harm we can hear. The "A" in DAC stands for Analog which seems to go without saying but some people get stuck on the "D" making the false assumption that digital is "perfect". As perfect as free-range unicorns.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  10 comments
Barn Update (!) 07.19.17: the stunning dCS Network Bridge has taken up permanent residence in my system. Why? Because I like it. I like it because it lets me get deeper into my music, leaving thoughts of reproduction and the like in the rear-view more so.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments
[This is Joe's 4th Lovely Recordings! A big Thank You, Joe, Ed.]
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  2 comments
As often happens when friends come to dinner, we ended the evening, glass in hand, listening to a couple of their favourite tracks, followed by a couple of mine. "So," she said, settling into the listening seat for her turn, "I guess this is the sweet spot in your happy place?"

"Exactly!" said my wife. "Exactly!"

She’s right. I have loved music—playing and listening—for as long as I remember. I’m not one of those stereophiles that buys new equipment more often than new music, but it has to be said that I have only once in my adult life owned a car that was worth more than my stereo. When it comes to transporting me to out of reach places, the stereo wins hands down.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Back in the '80s, Joe (Surdna) and I would make the shortish downhill trip from Bennington, VT to Williamstown, MA and Toonerville Trolley Records where we would discover new things.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  6 comments
All-in-One-System (AiOS)
The Cary Audio All-in-One-System joins the group of recently reviewed All-In-Ones; Moon by Simaudio Nēo Ace, Hegel Music Systems Röst, Lumin M1, and Peachtree Audio nova300 Amplifier. Let's see how well it fits in with such distinguished company.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments
It's that time again. Lovely Recordings has become an indispensable aspect of the AudioStream genome and I want (need?) to keep it going: Sharing music being one of the loveliest things we can do in this fine hobby.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jul 03, 2017  |  4 comments
David Hancock was the legendary engineer responsible for the famous 1967 Donald Johanos/Dallas Symphony Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances LP, as well as Arturo Delmoni & Meg Bachman Vas’ Songs My Mother Taught Me. What many audiophiles don’t know is that David also was a Juilliard-trained classical pianist.

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