Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  1 comments
I have long read and enjoyed the Lovely Recordings postings on AudioStream. I have found it to be a great resource when I am looking for new or different music to try out, and have found many gems that I have added to my preferred list of artists and recordings.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  4 comments
Like I said, blame Stephen. Aldous Harding's Party, released on 4AD in May of this year, is perfect.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  6 comments
Nothin' Bugs Me

To my way of thinking, if you want a DAC that offers USB, Optical, and Bluetooth inputs and you want it to sound good without deciding between it and a car, I have news for you.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  1 comments
This is a list of albums in my collection that I like to listen in their entirety. I call it 'Whole Albums Worth Listening To”. There's not a clinker in the bunch of songs of each. When I first discovered each of these I played them over and over for months, and after years and years I still go back and listen. So sit back, queue 'em up and enjoy over 8 hours of good tunes.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  3 comments
The older we get, the more distance lies between us and what it's like to be young. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that this distance represents a linear progression; a slow steady march towards wisdom. As George Gershwin said, it ain't necessarily so.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  7 comments
Vanatoo Transparent Zero Active Speakers ($359.00/pair)
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  3 comments
I always enjoy the Zu Audio room because they play real music and always get good sound (they use turntables as source). Their Omen Dirty Weekend [Mk.II] speakers (the smaller ones) are $999/pair (that's less than a thousand dollars)

Sometimes my focus on all things digital feels, well, incomplete. After all, you cannot make music with Computer Audio; you need other stuff. So show coverage covering just file-based playback is. . . limited. So to speak. And let's clarify something—show coverage is not a review. I've seen product endorsement adverts quoting show coverage and thought to myself, "That's a reach."

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  2 comments
from left: Herb Reichert (Stereophile), Blackie Pagano (Tube Amplifier Repair Tech), Art Dudley (Stereophile), Joe Roberts (of Sound Practices fame), Early Bender (www.HiFiTown.com), and Lenny Florentine (Just Audio)

Just between you & me, the main reason I wanted to attend the Capital Audiofest was to hear this panel. "What does this have to do with computer audio?" I heard someone think. It has everything to do with computer audio.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  2 comments
I was born and raised in Texas, and after going to a small college in Tennessee and working in Washington DC for a number of years, settled with my wife in her native Oklahoma. My father and grandfather were always into audio gear, but never really strayed from name brands like Sony. My earliest systems were hand-me-downs from them. I've slowly built a number of systems, mostly geared around desktop settings and late night lounge-chair headphone listening (I've got small kids...). Lately I've become attached to a number of albums that remind me of certain aspects of growing up and now living again on the plains.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Obaro Ejimiwe/Ghostpoet had me at Dark Days + Canapés.

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