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Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  8 comments
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" John Keats on the Leben CS600

The Leben CS600 has been in production since 2005. This is either great news or not, depending on your point of view. In audiophileland, especially in hi-fi reviewerville, the search for the newest-best-thing is often the focus. In real life, that's not such a great thing.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments
If you don't know about Milford Graves, you want to. We've talked about Milford before; his healing powers and his music but these things only skim the surface of very deep waters.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2017  |  9 comments
If you've been waiting for the right time to dip your toe(s) into Tidal, now's the time.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Warp is offering 50% off all digital formats of their entire catalog !!!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2017  |  12 comments
According to The Belgian Radio-Television of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (RTBF), Qobuz, the French streaming and download service provider, will be offering their three-tier streaming service for residents of the US come 2018.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  4 comments
The AudioStream gear-reviewer team teams up to share their favorite new music (and more) from 2017 (it was a very good year). Enjoy!
Steven Plaskin  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  16 comments
A difficult task has been presented to me; sonic comparison of the Sonore Signature Rendu SE with the SOtM Triple Set that is composed of the sMS-200ultra, the tx-USBultra, and the sPS-500 power supply. It’s a difficult mission because these products have been previously reviewed here at AudioStream and all were found to be first-rate products. Michael Lavorgna did an excellent job reviewing the Sonore Signature Rendu SE and found it to be a "pure pleasure" to listen to. Likewise, I was very impressed with the performance of the SOtM sMS-200ultra, tx-USBultra, and the sPS-500 with silver Y DC cable in my reviews. It just so happens that I own both the Sonore Signature Rendu SE and SOtM Triple Set and have a burning desire to know which setup will sound best in my system. Will it be the Sonore Signature Rendu SE or the SOtM Triad that will bring me closer to the music, and ultimately, long term musical satisfaction?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  8 comments
We've made a list, checked it twice, skipped the naughty, here's the nice. Enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  12 comments
For downloads of new digital recordings what we want and what we should be offered is the original recorded format. It's really that simple. In this context, "hi-res" has no meaning unless we want to say that since downloads of new digital recordings are downsampled, that necessarily makes the original recorded format "hi-res." Hint: it doesn't.

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