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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
all photos from a walk around Munich

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that We talk about ourselves and complain, a lot.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 1 comments
Lulu gave the best hi-fi presentation I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. By a very long shot

Each year, Silbatone Acoustics shows up at Munich High End toting (container'ing?) a lovely mix of the (very) old and new; speakers of various vintages from Western Electric, their own electronics designed by J.C. Morrison, and analog front ends from Thomas Schick and Frank Schroeder. And each year I fall in love. But this year was different.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 3 comments
Professor Edgar Choueiri of Princeton University and Bacch creator explains where it's at

I first reported on BACCH 3D SOUND from CES 2015. If you want some information on the technology, check those links. I'm here to simply talk about listening.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
Dynaudio

Let's take yet another walk around Munich High End and see what we can see...

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 1 comments
2017 marks dCS' 30th anniversary and so does their new Limited Edition Vivaldi One (from £55,000):
Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with state-of-the-art network streaming functionality.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
I like new, and kinda quirky, and the NEM D-DAC 2 ($TBD) is new to me because the Russia-based company, manned by aerospace engineers, premiered it here. The D-DAC is a R2R DAC offering a USB and AES-EBU input capable of handling up to 384kHz PCM data. There are 5 separate power supplies, proprietary in-house custom NEM output transformers, and tube rectification. I will be learning more about (the quirky) and listening more to the NEM DAC...shortly.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
While passive speakers are not on my watch, I'll still shout out to Dynaudio and their new Special Forty anniversary speaker (€3000/pair) just because (I like the company and they make good speakers).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
Sonus Faber & Eames

Let's take another walk around Munich High End and see what we can see...

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
The Aurender High Fidelity Wireless Speaker ($3000/pair) is a battery-powered active speaker. What about that battery...
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
For all of the ins and outs on the CanEver Audio ZeroUno DAC ($7990), read thee Art Dudley's review in Stereophile (I think he liked it). I'm going to review a newer incarnation that includes a few upgrades including, but not limited to, MQA.

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