Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  10 comments
This is a follow-up to my dCS Rossini DAC ($23,999) review to explore new features delivered as a firmware update including MQA decoding.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  98 comments
I asked Bob Stuart, Creator of MQA, this very question when I reviewed MQA in May 2016. Here's Bob's answer:
"MQA manages no rights, extends or embodies no rights, has no tracing or user information (unlike UITS). There is no management system."
I spoke to Bob Stuart earlier today about this subject, something none of the people cooking up conspiracy theories seem inclined to do, and here's what he said:
Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  4 comments
Eleven songs and 38 minutes make up the eponymous playful and prickly debut LP from British/Icelandic trio Dream Wife.
Joe Surdna  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  2 comments
Luigi Russolo and his "Noise Machine" that he invented for his futurist symphonies

There seems to be a lull in January for new album releases after the exhausting and generally baffling Best Albums of 2017 lists and end of year wrap-ups that on occasion offer some real gems. Some stuff that came in late in November and December and a few January releases on the list. It's all downhill from here as we gain 30 minutes of daylight each month and the bitter cold will soon be a memory. Here's to Spring coming early. Some fine standout albums on this month's list. Enjoy and please leave comments if you like anything.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments
I reported on my positive impressions of the Prism Sound Callia DAC from RMAF and the the New York Audio Show which is unusual as I typically refrain from making comments on sound at shows. But the Callia intrigued me into it. If you look at the dates of those reports, you'll see it's taken some time to get a Callia here. It was worth the wait.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  21 comments
Joseph Beuys

We're gearing up for another day of barn videoing and this time the subject will be "How To" videos. My question—what subjects would you like to see covered?

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  34 comments
I think about this often—with all of the anger and outrage expressed on the Internet in comments and on forums, is Internet anger a good thing? Is being rude serving some greater good?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  27 comments
Kendrick Lamar kills it at the Grammys (again)

Did you watch? I did and according to past years, some 20+ million people in the US alone did too.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 27, 2018  |  11 comments
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 28, 2018. And I'm wondering—do you care?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  1 comments
Peasant, released in June 2017, is a free(ing), lovely, wild romp through the Dark Ages à la Richard Dawson.