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Surprised there hasn't been more chatter about this.  There is obviously still a lot we don't know about this service but it's significant since it's the first CD and HiRes audio from one of the big three streaming services.

 

There are a fair number of logos of companies involved in the launch including Denon/Marantz, Onkyo/Pioneer, McIntosh, Sony and many others.  Curiously absent is Roon, where many of us use as a front end for existing streaming either from Tidal or Qobuz.  I'm sure someone out there will take the plunge for the 90 day free trial to see how it compares.  HiRes audio (Amazon is calling it Ultra HD) is supposed to be up to 24bit/192 khz depending on the content and Amazon discusses using external DACs for proper listening on devices that don't have streaming built in (like Heos enabled receivers/processors from Denon/Marantz).  Like Qobuz, it looks like Amazon isn't relying on MQA for HiRes content.

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6 minutes ago, Sevenfeet said:

Surprised there hasn't been more chatter about this.  There is obviously still a lot we don't know about this service but it's significant since it's the first CD and HiRes audio from one of the big three streaming services.

 

There are a fair number of logos of companies involved in the launch including Denon/Marantz, Onkyo/Pioneer, McIntosh, Sony and many others.  Curiously absent is Roon, where many of us use as a front end for existing streaming either from Tidal or Qobuz.  I'm sure someone out there will take the plunge for the 90 day free trial to see how it compares.  HiRes audio (Amazon is calling it Ultra HD) is supposed to be up to 24bit/192 khz depending on the content and Amazon discusses using external DACs for proper listening on devices that don't have streaming built in (like Heos enabled receivers/processors from Denon/Marantz).  Like Qobuz, it looks like Amazon isn't relying on MQA for HiRes content.

 

You must have missed the front page article that already has several pages of discussion ;)

 

 


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6 minutes ago, jhwalker said:

 

You must have missed the front page article that already has several pages of discussion ;)

 

 

 

oops. :)

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