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On 10/26/2019 at 2:10 AM, Ralf11 said:

 

Well, I do recall George Szell's 'players' picketing some decades ago.  I asked one how much they made and how much they wanted, but the answer made me walk away shaking my head.

 

I dunno where  great art comes from - maybe within or maybe without...

But they are making great art AND supporting their families. If the publishers and streaming companies would agree to pay the people actually making the music their fair share, maybe more rock and jazz musicians could do that too.

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To my surprise, Tidal has no MQA version of this track "3.9_3-wo-ai-ni.0cc", just a redbook version - but for those who have seen the show, this sounds great in both redbook as on the Blu Ray version of season 3 - which is 24 bit 48 Khz:

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One of my FB peers seems to be able to see the 24/192 version on Amazon:

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Too bad Amazon does not publish an API
 

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I guess we need Amazon Music Unlimited for the ultra hd, and not Amazon Prime Music?
 

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The biggest difference between Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited is the number of available songs: Prime streaming offers about 2 million tracks, where Amazon Music Unlimited offers “tens of millions” of songs

 

https://music.amazon.com/EU/help?nodeId=202204440
 

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Sweden

  • Amazon Music Unlimited

 

 

Update: the service works, but how do I see what resolution I'm in? Not seeing ultra HD. Using the desktop app on windows 7. Also have W10 but prefer 7.

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Using my amazon.de account, I can clearly see the Ultra HD page:

https://www.amazon.de/music/unlimited/hd

But when I click on the 90 days offer, on the next page I cannot switch my subscription to Ultra HD. So probably limited to Germany only?

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1 hour ago, FredericV said:

To my surprise, Tidal has no MQA version of this track...

 

Sorry to be a bit off topic, but I have been pleasantly surprised that fewer of the new jazz and classical releases on Tidal are MQA. There was a time when almost everything listed in the "new" section had that little "M" symbol, but lately that trend has been reversed. It could be a temporary anomaly or just wishful thinking on my part, but I remain optimistic.

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4 hours ago, FredericV said:

I guess we need Amazon Music Unlimited for the ultra hd, and not Amazon Prime Music?

 

Amazon Music HD is a further upgrade from Amazon Music Unlimited, but it may not be available in your country. It launched in the US, UK, Japan, and Germany in September, and may not have expanded beyond those markets yet.

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1 hour ago, left channel said:

 

Good luck! Oh and one of the links in your interesting signature requires a small update: digitalaudioreview.net is now darko.audio and apparently he's not paying to maintain and forward from the old domain.


THX for letting me know, google found it:
https://darko.audio/2017/07/kih-46-mqas-missing-link/

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1 hour ago, left channel said:

Good luck! Oh and one of the links in your interesting signature requires a small update: digitalaudioreview.net is now darko.audio and apparently he's not paying to maintain and forward from the old domain.

Maybe he has no money left after getting a .audio domain. You have to pay an arm and a leg for those, through your nose.

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Purchased Amazon unlimited with HD last night. My Onkyo PR-5100RZ does have the app. Listening to an album I was going to buy on CD but for 12.95 a month I saved that expense. 

 

Out of my whole collection the two best sounding CDs I've run across are both from Jesse Cook, "One World" and "Beyond borders". If you have Amazon Unlimited HD search for it. Jesse Cook has over 10 platinum albums and "was" a Latino guitarist. However, these last two albums are rather unique in that it seems a new genre is unfolding called "global". I'll just post a youtube url so you may understand the global genre which seemingly makes use of melodies and instruments that are culturally known:

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Shimei said:

Purchased Amazon unlimited with HD last night. My Onkyo PR-5100RZ does have the app. Listening to an album I was going to buy on CD but for 12.95 a month I saved that expense. 

 

Out of my whole collection the two best sounding CDs I've run across are both from Jesse Cook, "One World" and "Beyond borders". If you have Amazon Unlimited HD search for it. Jesse Cook has over 10 platinum albums and "was" a Latino guitarist. However, these last two albums are rather unique in that it seems a new genre is unfolding called "global". I'll just post a youtube url so you may understand the global genre which seemingly makes use of melodies and instruments that are culturally known:

 

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

I recently signed up for Amazon HD as well and I'm finding tons of music that I like. The Station feature is great for this.

 

One annoying thing is the inability to "bookmark" artists in the desktop app. You can "Follow" them but there doesn't seem to be any way to see the artists that you're following.

 

Maybe I'm missing something...

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12 hours ago, Shimei said:

Purchased Amazon unlimited with HD last night. My Onkyo PR-5100RZ does have the app. Listening to an album I was going to buy on CD but for 12.95 a month I saved that expense. 

 

Out of my whole collection the two best sounding CDs I've run across are both from Jesse Cook, "One World" and "Beyond borders". If you have Amazon Unlimited HD search for it. Jesse Cook has over 10 platinum albums and "was" a Latino guitarist. However, these last two albums are rather unique in that it seems a new genre is unfolding called "global". I'll just post a youtube url so you may understand the global genre which seemingly makes use of melodies and instruments that are culturally known:

 

 

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I'm a Jesse Cook fan too, and he has put out some great sounding cd's, as you noted. One of my favorite performances by him is his live, Montreal cd.

 

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Signed up for free trial of HD version as a Prime member.  Been streaming on my iPhone with wireless earbuds, $35 from Amazon, big selection.

 

Tried it this weekend, my wife and daughters dig Elton John and I have only two CDs ripped, the live one from 1971 which rocks and YBR.  So I selected his first album and Tumbleweed, both idefified as Deluxe Edition and played them on my WiFi connected Mini, which is 6 feet (through a plaster board wall) from a new Netgear hub and Speedtest shows I'm getting 100mbps over WiFi. 

 

Mytek B+ displayed that it was playing a HD 24/192 file...but it sounded crappy, kind of harsh???  

 

So, do I need to drill a hole in the wall and connect the Mini to the router with an ethernet cable to get decent sound?

 

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1 hour ago, 57gold said:

Signed up for free trial of HD version as a Prime member.  Been streaming on my iPhone with wireless earbuds, $35 from Amazon, big selection.

 

Tried it this weekend, my wife and daughters dig Elton John and I have only two CDs ripped, the live one from 1971 which rocks and YBR.  So I selected his first album and Tumbleweed, both idefified as Deluxe Edition and played them on my WiFi connected Mini, which is 6 feet (through a plaster board wall) from a new Netgear hub and Speedtest shows I'm getting 100mbps over WiFi. 

 

Mytek B+ displayed that it was playing a HD 24/192 file...but it sounded crappy, kind of harsh???  

 

So, do I need to drill a hole in the wall and connect the Mini to the router with an ethernet cable to get decent sound?

 

 

I answered your duplicate post here:

 

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