Music Valet Preview - Dizengoff Audio D4

Posted on Feb 05, 2015

I’m a huge fan of Matt Newport’s product designs.  Matt and his former company,  Black Lion Audio (BLA), forged a path that enabled the masses to finally get that ‘big studio’ sound they were looking for out of their modest home recording equipment, through expertly designed modifications to existing digital recording equipment.

I recently visited Matt at his design lab in Chicago and he unveiled his latest offering, the Dizengoff Audio D4 preamp...

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2-Channel High-Resolution Audio To Go...

Posted on Oct 22, 2014

After an inordinate amount of research I stumbled upon two pieces of equipment that have made listening to 2-channel high-resolution files on long and frequent flights both a reality and a pleasure:  (1) JH Audio JH 13 Custom In-Ear Monitor and (2) AK100 portable high-resolution player. Read more »

How did you develop your ear?

Posted on Jan 26, 2014

I went out to dinner with a friend of mine last night.  This friend is a very successful guitarist/instrumentalist who currently plays in a legendary rock band that tours the world.  I’m not saying this to name drop…I’m humbled by his ability and I was a fan of his work way before we got know each other.  We both talked about being kids and sitting in front our parents’ stereos and listening to the radio or records for hours upon hours...subsequently learning to ‘listen’ and ‘feel’ the music (i.e. developing our ear).  Read more »

'Sound and Vision' Reviews Better Than Ezra's 'How Does Your Garden Grow' 5.1 Release

Posted on Sep 08, 2013

The influential audiophile publication Sound and Vision reviewed Better Than Ezra's 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' 5.1 Release in their September, 2013 edition. Read more »

BMI Discusses Ezra 5.1

Posted on Aug 22, 2013

Performing Rights Society, BMI, featured the new Ezra 5.1 release within their '10 Questions with Kevin Griffin' feature. 

The disc is, indeed, a shimmering sonic showcase for the group’s most daring release. ~ Ted Drozdowski

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Ezra 5.1 in Mix Magazine

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

Mix Magazine featured the 5.1 remix of Better Than Ezra's 'How Does Your Garden Grow' in it's July issue.  

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Signed Copy of 'Garden' for a Good Cause!

Posted on Jul 05, 2013

You may notice another version of our 5.1 remix of 'How Does Your Garden Grow' on the 'Products' page.  We have a small number of these signed DVD's available and we're giving all of the proceeds to Better Than Ezra's foundation

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London Calling - Our next 5.1 mix?

Posted on May 12, 2013

Just back from London, England!  Music Valet is in full gear nailing down the next record that we're going to give the proper 5.1 treatment.  I made a list some time ago of records I thought deserved a 5.1 mix, and there's more than a few British artists that make up the list.

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Better Than Ezra - 5.1 Review

Posted on May 06, 2013

Enthusiastic reviews of the Better Than Ezra 5.1 remix of 'How Does Your Garden Grow' are coming in. Read the first hereRead more »