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Michael Lavorgna  |  Oct 05, 2011  |  2 comments
No matter your particular computer-biased bent, there’s no denying the influence that Apple Inc. has had not only on the computing industry but the music industry as well. And there’s no denying that Steve Jobs from many perspectives was Apple Inc.

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Oct 03, 2011  |  3 comments
One of the most compelling aspects of computer audio is the ability to get significant improvements in enjoyment for very little money and sometimes for no money at all. Here are five easy pieces.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Oct 03, 2011  |  0 comments
Independent record label Drag City lists over 200 Artists on their roster from the ever prolific Bonnie "Prince" Billy to the far out ramblings of Father Yod and the Source Family with Joanna Newsom sitting comfortably in between. While not every release is offered with a FLAC download, the majority are and you save $1.01 + shipping over the price of a CD! Drag City also offers free music but it’s MP3 snack food so doesn’t merit a separate listing in our Free Music section (but feel free to sample for free).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Oct 01, 2011  |  3 comments
Thaddeus Cahill was born in 1867 in Oberlin, Ohio and by the age of 14 he’d built his first telephone receiver to play with and read Helmholtz’s On the Sensation of Tone, which set his fertile imagination on fire. He became an attorney and moved to Washington, D.C. where in 1895 he filed for a patent on his “musical machine” the Telharmonium – a “perfect instrument” whose electronic music would be distributed on the existing cable network (via leased phone lines).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 30, 2011  |  2 comments
From a computer audio perspective, the promise of Cloud-based music services is another bright spot on the horizon. However the present state of the science fails to deliver a compelling case for those interested in CD-quality or better playback of the music they already own. In other words, why spend time and money only to get back a poorer version of the original?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 27, 2011  |  0 comments
J. Gordon Rankin is the Owner and Chief Scientist at Wavelength Audio. If you’re new to Wavelength Audio and you came to them through the usbdacs.com website, you may be surprised to learn that J. Gordon Rankin has been at this from way back before NOS stood for non-oversampling. Gordon has been designing and building Single-Ended Tube Amplifiers using NOS (new old stock) tubes since the early 1980s.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 26, 2011  |  13 comments
Perhaps one of the easiest and least expensive (as in free!) things you can do to improve the sound quality of your computer audio playback is to use one of the many audiophile-grade Media Player apps. If you’re attached to iTunes don’t fret – a number of these players let you keep the iTunes interface while they go about the business of better sound more or less in the background.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 23, 2011  |  0 comments
If you’re reading this odds are you already own a music server. And a music streamer and a network music player with access to millions of songs—for free. It’s no exaggeration to suggest that we live in an age of musical abundance with access to more music than at any other time in history. Technology has brought the world’s living music library into our homes and onto our smartphones.
Steve Guttenberg  |  Aug 03, 2011  |  1 comments
It's been rumored about for ages, played at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, but sometime in September Magnepan will begin shipping the Mini Maggie System ($1,495). It's a desktop speaker system, albeit one designed to satisfy the most demanding audiophile tastes.

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