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I'm a fan of this listener-supported Jazz station, which is a service of the Foundation to Advance Jazz, and listen daily. The music is of the laid-back variety, great for early mornings/late nights and I've discovered a lot of beautiful music listening to this station. Among the recent changes to their site are the new Premium and Premium + options, which include flac streaming! All of the new Premium features are free until July 20th if you care to check them out. I'm now a Premium + subscriber.

 

The Jazz Groove

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On 7/4/2019 at 10:49 AM, daverich4 said:

It works in Roon which for me is always a good place to start. 

 

Tried pasting the URL and it didn't for me. Can you share the URL you used for Roon? Thanks.


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LIVING ROOM:Sonore opticalModule (LPS-1)>Ghent Audio JSSG Cat 6a cable>Sonore microRendu 1.4> (Sonore UltraRendu>Ghent Neotech 7N solid JSSG DC cable) {20amp dedicated circuit) Uptone USPCB>Naim DAC V1>Witchhat DIN>Naim NAP 110 {both dedicated 20amp circuit}>Chord Rumor 2>Rega RX3’s.

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5 hours ago, daverich4 said:

 

Oops, I just double checked and you’re right. Sorry.

 

No need to be sorry!


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16 hours ago, austinpop said:

I read about this in Paul McGowan's blog today. I understand they're struggling, but unless they can supply the premium lossless streaming through Roon via URL, it's a tough sell...

 

 

Nice to see Paul mentioning them. If one is all-in with Roon I see your point, of course. For Roon-ies using a Sonore Rendu product the Shairport function works exceptionally well and is a potential work-around (Roon supports AirPort, no?).

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Good point. AirPlay does work. 

 

To be clear, this isn't Roon - you just need to have an Airplay server running on the DAC-connected machine (be it standalone music server, or streamer/endpoint), or the DAC itself in some cases, like dCS.

 

I tried it with Euphony OS, one of whose modes is Airplay Server. I assume other endpoints have similar support.

 

I was then able to run Jazz Groove on my laptop running MacOS/Chrome, and "cast" the output to the Airplay Server.

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On 8/12/2019 at 11:40 AM, austinpop said:

I read about this in Paul McGowan's blog today. I understand they're struggling, but unless they can supply the premium lossless streaming through Roon via URL, it's a tough sell...

 

I emailed them regarding Roon compatibility as a way to expand their market and they said they would add it to their list of improvements they would consider; however, they have bigger concerns, like long-term viability.  They pay IT folks it appears, so there doesn't seem to be a volunteer that could take up the "cause."  I'm still using the link from a year ago (or so) within Roon internet radio.  Not sure how long that will work.  


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maybe they can get some support from NPR

 

as it is, there is a lot of competition from radio shows on the internet


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