Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 21, 2018
I was reading John Darko's excellent review of the Tellurium Q Silver Diamond USB cable and I thought, Hmm. I never let Geoff Merrigan, Tellurium Q Director, know how much I've been enjoying his cables. I rectified this by sending Geoff an email letting him know how much I've been enjoying his cables (I own USB, AES, XLR, RCA, and speaker cable from the Black line).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 20, 2018
a friend, Steve Mishoe of In Living Stereo, told me I had to listen to the Audeze LCDi4 ($2495) on-ear planar headphones, paired with the Chord Mojo, because they are f*&king awesome. So I did and they are

I enjoy attending CanJam even though this is mainly the land of Tyll and InnerFidelity. I say mainly because, while CanJam is filled with 'phones, it's also, by necessity, filled with DACs. But that's not the reason I enjoy attending CanJam.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 08, 2018
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
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  |  Jan 31, 2018
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
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
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
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 28, 2018. And I'm wondering—do you care?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 24, 2018
Sounds kinda funny, right? In our ever-changing computer audio landscape, I thought it would be interesting (fun?) to point to some stone cold classic pieces of computer audio that have withstood the test of time.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 23, 2018
The totaldac USB GIGAFILTER, 0.6m or 1m or 1.5m: €1750 incl VAT, €1600 excl VAT.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 17, 2018
The totaldac D1-seven arrived yesterday. I unboxed it, sorry no video, set it up, and let it play overnight for the barn mice.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 16, 2018
The totaldac d1-seven (€19,000 incl VAT, €17,450 excl VAT).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 15, 2018
Benny Goodman with the 1957 JBL Paragon

Hi-Fi is not just black and silver face plates. All too often, industrial design is overlooked, passed by, ignored for what's inside. What's worse, some people believe hi-fi is pure function filled with utilitarian objects whose parts-count-cost + specifications determine all one need know. Say it ain't so (says I).

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 13, 2018
Depending on your point of view, "Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide" is the story of one man's enjoyment of the hi-fi hobby, or it's a minefield of controversy.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 11, 2018
MQA has kicked up all kinds of controversy. One offshoot argument is the concept of ownership when it comes to file-based music—the MQA objection refers to the fact that we do not "own" the music we stream from streaming services. In MQA's case we're talking about Tidal but the same thing applies to every streaming service. To my way of thinking, this is a clear case of stating the obvious; streaming music is a service and if that service ceases for any reason, the music stream is no longer available. Case closed. But how about the downloads we buy?

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