Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  14 comments
Short & Sweet
As promised, I am here to talk about 2 other variations on the BACCH4Mac theme; using the included RME Babyface as DAC, and going USB out of the BACCh4Mac-housing Mac into my DAC. Please consider the review proper recommended since I will not be re-hashing the BACCH story.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  6 comments
The famed German Director has released a feature-length film about hi-fi forums. Here's the trailer:
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  6 comments
As a UK expat the folk tradition of the British Isles is very close to my heart and while many dismiss much of this music as arch, twee or "finger in the ear" caterwauling it is in fact a very vibrant and dynamic tradition and one with a wealth of beautiful tunes to offer. The selection I’ve made below will hopefully illustrate some of the range and diversity of this genre while also hopefully throwing up one or two new selections for most listeners—enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  1 comments
I was in our NY office and I asked Robert Baird, Stereophile's Music Editor, "Have you heard the new Iron & Wine? It's really nice, very easy to like." Robert responded that he hadn't listened to it yet so I added, "Some reviewers have said it may be too easy to like." To which Robert responded with a sigh of a sentence as if he's heard this way too many times, "Is anything really too easy to like?" I like Robert.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  2 comments
Shout out to this website for leading me to a number of my favorite albums. Here are some that hopefully haven’t been mentioned here before (all available on Tidal).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments
While LCD Soundsystems' American Dream hardly needs more praise, I have to say I've been enjoying the bejesus out of it since its release on September 1st. American Dream wears its influences on its sleeve and in so doing it touches things already inside my musical head with a fresh delight. Lovely.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  15 comments
"Ground-Breaking Technology"

I said that back in 2015 after my first experience listening to music processed through a BACCH 3D Sound processor (the BACCH-SP) at CES. Now that I've experienced BACCH in-barn, I would say that the BACCH4MAC 3D Audio Playback System is ground-breaking technology.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  2 comments
STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz and global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, have announced a long-term partnership – in the next few months, Mercedes-Benz customers that have connected their car to the Mercedes me Portal will be able to access a complimentary TIDAL HiFi membership.
Starting from 2018 all Mercedes me customers are provided with a free 12-month subscription in hi-fi streaming quality. After that complimentary trial, customers can continue to use the TIDAL subscription to access albums, live streams, and Tidal X concerts for €9.99 (premium quality) or €19.99 (hi-fi quality).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 04, 2017  |  3 comments
MQA is on the move, as a series of Press Releases from IFA 2017 make clear. Here are the highlights:
Michael Lavorgna  |  Sep 04, 2017  |  0 comments
This set of music features artists that take me in different directions that I call way out. Dissonant to a degree, minor keys, time signature changes, woodwinds, percussion, and more. This is cerebral stuff that doesn't require you to think. Just enjoy. Everything can be found in Tidal.