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Da Horsey

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  1. Yes, it's AirPlay&UPnP app available for just a few dollars. It runs automatically in the background once you have it downloaded to the Amazon Fire and works seamlessly with Audirvana 3.5 from my laptop. My LG has an optical audio out so this goes directly to the DAC. Then it attaches to uniquely rebuild/remade tube mono blocks. I can say that it produces the best sound I've had in my system. The mono blocks are the big driver there but Audirvana & the Amazon Fire make sure it gets there. I can't be certain about the 96kHz sample rate on the other end as ther
  2. Thought to ask if an update to the Amazon Fire app is in the works? Many people don't realize the high quality available streaming through it. Since optical out is available at 96K, the sound is tremendous excellent quality. It's a gem not many know but I use streaming from Audirvana this way all the time. Having a direct option through the Amazon Fire app would be terrific.
  3. You can use a mac mini and it will be fine. Or if you have a TV with audio optical out, you can piggyback off of an Amazon Fire and it will carry the signal just fine using wireless. You can control it from Audirvana and listen up to 96K for all your music. I do this with a high end tube mono block system and it's very underrated and sadly not known. All it requires is that you keep the TV "on" and it will also project the album cover to it while the music signal goes from your computer via wireless to the Amazon Fire out to your input via tousling. An Amazon
  4. It's always a moving list but was wondering if the Qobuz Amazon app is slated for an update? While one of the most unheralded "streamers" is actually the Amazon Fire & Firestick using Audirvana, it would be great to have a stand alone app to go up against (cough, cough) you know who. 🥶
  5. Qobuz delivers great quality in their streaming and now at a great competitive price. I had noted a great NYC based Blues artist I wanted to access, Michael Powers. He has some great albums and they were added to the catalogue. The sound is really great too especially since I'm using Audirvana 3.5 to upsample the PCM to a DSD DAC. Tried Amazon and had to see what it's like. It's not bad but the multi-tiered pricing with its service and catalog is weird and I didn't find the quality all that great overall. I'm okay with 44K or 48K routing through an optical out into bi
  6. Not seeing any issue with Qobuz last few hours. I'm playing albums so maybe you have some issue there.
  7. Hope Qobuz does get out an Amazon Fire app. There's a new Fire hardware release. More and more people are using these tools for music. 96K works great with the current Fire and Firestick. Crossing my fingers it's in the works. Even a 44K app will have big benefits with some of us happy to plug it into our big rigs.
  8. Another angle in all this is that a MacBook Pro puts you in charge with everything in front of you. Using Audirvana, the song played is saved in memory and the qualitative improvement is major. The better the system, the more enjoyable the benefits. The cost for Audirvana is $80. The cost for an endpoint like Amazon Firestick is $40. Most of the good streamers cost in the $800 or more area with some around $500. That doesn't automatically give you a wireless DLNA option for what may in the end be the same audio quality (if you're lucky) with only a streamer. Just for ad
  9. What I'm going to say isn't meant to upset you or anyone as no doubt it will. Your question is a good one, no doubt many of us weigh very similar ones as I've pondered over recent months. I'm running some old tube monoblocks, Allen Organ 75s, completely rebuilt by my friend who has done a stellar job. I have an old MacBook Pro, it's over a decade old and rigged to run Mojave which it does perfectly fine and Audirvana 3.5.20. Before you throw $500 or more on a streamer, for your consideration, please consider. With my amp monoblocks, running McIntosh LS340 fl
  10. ===== Went back to page one and verified backup and new install procedures. Started from scratch and reinstalled a clean version of 3.5.20 after removing the Audirvana system files. Thankfully, everything is working fine now. Not sure what occurred but the oddities are gone. Really love the quality of Audirvana 3.5. Thank you Damien.
  11. No, I did not use it at that time. This is an oddity I've not seen or heard about before. There is a connection to Qobuz and you can search and play an album. But the listings for all of Qobuz are completely missing on the left. Thanks for the question and reference.
  12. A search in the Audirvana menu bar allows you to find an artist or album and play it and like it. After that it's thee end. No idea what is happening. Can't get back the screen loading Qobuz. (Also couldn't edit the above post again.)
  13. Problem with Audirvana 3.5.20 not connecting to Qobuz. Saw this problem for the first time a few days ago but it logged in to Qobuz fine after a restart. Now nothing. A song loaded locally plays perfectly fine. Just nothing from Qobuz, no lists on the left, nada. Running Mojave on an old MacBook Pro laptop. Not sure what can be done to get Audirvana connecting again. None of Qobuz is loading. The Qobuz app is working on the computer. Previously both Qobuz and Tidal worked just fine. Now at startup of Audirvana, Qobuz says its connected but logging out and back in produ
  14. Is DSD incorporated? I didn't hear that mentioned but Roon users will be happy to hear about this product. Since I'm favorable to Audirvana, I'm awaiting to learn more.
  15. +1. I had seen an occasional stall where the next song wouldn't advance. Thought it was my internet connection. Turned out that killing some open applications on an Penryn MacBook Pro, early 2008 was the solution. (6 GB RAM) Boy is Audirvana 3.5 great on my big rig.
  16. Also, Michael Powers was available on UK but nothing coming up in US. He has two tremendous albums. http://www.bluesart.at/NeueSeiten/MichaelPOWERS2006.html
  17. The brilliant album Charles Lloyd & the Marvels & Lucinda Williams was available in the UK. Here in the US, there are only three separate cuts available from their album. Hope that gap can be filled.
  18. Thanks for the question. Yes, I've tried that trick a few times with various releases. Unfortunately, the size parameters don't match a TV screen size and you can't login or navigate. I've tried on several releases. I have Qobuz running on Kodi and that works well. I'd imagine a native app would work and sound better on my big tube rig.
  19. Just checking in to ask if an Android app for Amazon Fire is in the works? Beta release going well and nice to see lots of albums not available in the UK, now up. Thanks Qobuz!!
  20. Congratulations this Valentine's Day to everyone on the Qobuz team! Thank you and welcome to America! May success find you today and in all the succeeding days forward. On my wishlist; I hope to see the release of a compatible Amazon Fire app and then see it listed among their featured "music" listings. Again, thank you Qobuz!!
  21. I owned Jingle Bell Jazz but can never find it anywhere. Now it turned up on Qobuz with "We Three Kings of Orient Are" - Paul Horn and the Miles Davis classic "Blue Xmas." So amazing. Joyeux Noël to all our friends at Qobuz!
  22. Wonder if they changed it. It was showing as 5.1.1 but I see they've changed the history notations.
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