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  1. ajay556

    Anyone not switching from Tidal to Qobuz?

    Hmmm... seems like my Astel and kern says Quboz is not available in my area. Anyone have the same restriction?
  2. I am planning to switch to Qobuz. I feel Tidal is to commercial and focuses more on Rap. I have nothing against Rap but i would not use 'Music' as the word to describe jazz & classic genre and Rap genre. I think they both are very different and we need another word in english dictionary to differentiate between songs that primary cater to visual entertainment and songs that are strictly for listening.
  3. I am surprised that we are still using 'bits is bits' logic to defend insignificance of digital source. Extracting bits from your 'digital storage' in a audio world requires a highly precision clock that is dependent on a solid power supply. The entire process from storage to digital conversion is highly dependent on precision clock in various steps. That is the reason sound quality differs from different digital transports. We are in year 2019 and bits is bits is archaic logic and audiophile style reviewers should not be surprised anymore by transports playing a key role in SQ. Bits is Bits is a marketing ploy and should be removed from audio vocabulary.
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    CD players are back ?

    Yes that should be all be everyones goal here regardless of what technology we use and what notions we have.
  5. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    I think people are thinking CD devices are inferior. But the problem is most cd players today use CD ROMS or SACD devices which degrades CD playing . Moreover, if you have a clock that handles several formats 44,96, DSD it degrades the clock for RBCD I just compared a new digital source and dac/preamp $12k to a Dedicated new CD player (it only plays CDs at 44 and nothing else) with separate preamp - $12k So my comparison here is primarily what you get for same price - The CD player was more musical. example - i do play the piano and very familiar with the sound - CD was much closer to the actual piano sound. The difference was not subtle but rather very signficant. I don't want to reveal the brands as i feel it will upset a lot of folks.
  6. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    Well most of audio (and any other technology) does not make sense to engineers - like power cables, audio cables, quantum mechanics etc...we are still in infant stages of how electronics really works and that is why technology improves every year as we learn more. So the best way to understand - is to listen - otherwise we will be blue in face talking in theory especially since this is not an IEEE forum but an audio forum.
  7. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    Yes i agree -
  8. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    its not as simple as that - if that was the case then streaming ( saved to same internal system memory) would sound the same as a disc? The article states the contrary. My point is making technical comments should be out of this context - its the listening that speakers louder. I would like to hear from folks who have actually spent time listening to the latest CD transports from hegel, Jadis, CEC, TAD (using CD drives from sanyo, phillips, etc)
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    CD players are back ?

    That is my point - this review from top magazine In an era of streaming network-attached digital music sources you might think the time for listening to music as played from spinning silver discs is past, but that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, if you have read between the lines of commentary from many of our reviewers you might have noticed a quiet trend; namely, a softly spoken preference for the sound quality of music played from discs as compared to the sound of the same music played from network-connected players or servers. It’s hard to say what accounts for this preference, but one explanation may be that top-shelf disc players are able to harvest audio data from discs with very few read errors (and thus minimal intrusion from error detection and correction algorithms) and can likewise present that data in as jitter-free a manner as possible. If that’s the case, then high-quality disc players may still enjoy a worthwhile performance edge vis-à-vis typical streaming solutions, meaning our prized disc collections might in turn have a new lease on life
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    CD players are back ?

    This is my point from the review...thats it In an era of streaming network-attached digital music sources you might think the time for listening to music as played from spinning silver discs is past, but that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, if you have read between the lines of commentary from many of our reviewers you might have noticed a quiet trend; namely, a softly spoken preference for the sound quality of music played from discs as compared to the sound of the same music played from network-connected players or servers. It’s hard to say what accounts for this preference, but one explanation may be that top-shelf disc players are able to harvest audio data from discs with very few read errors (and thus minimal intrusion from error detection and correction algorithms) and can likewise present that data in as jitter-free a manner as possible. If that’s the case, then high-quality disc players may still enjoy a worthwhile performance edge vis-à-vis typical streaming solutions, meaning our prized disc collections might in turn have a new lease on life
  11. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    you really need to study digital processing before you can make any claims. Music reproduction is not that simple. If your external clock has no dependency on your DAC then please try another transport like innuos statement or even a ayon CD transport and you will hear a huge improvement in sound quality. You are sounding like a parrot repeating the same phrase. I dont want to be rude but you leave me with no choice. PS auidio is definitely doing a good job in marketing for you .🙂 This is my last statement as i cannot waste my time educating consumers who have no idea in engineering concepts.
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    CD players are back ?

    here is a review of the PS audio player from top magazine ..it says discs are better and i agree 100%. The PS audio is not even using a dedicated cd transport but a oppo dvd player transport In an era of streaming network-attached digital music sources you might think the time for listening to music as played from spinning silver discs is past, but that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, if you have read between the lines of commentary from many of our reviewers you might have noticed a quiet trend; namely, a softly spoken preference for the sound quality of music played from discs as compared to the sound of the same music played from network-connected players or servers. It’s hard to say what accounts for this preference, but one explanation may be that top-shelf disc players are able to harvest audio data from discs with very few read errors (and thus minimal intrusion from error detection and correction algorithms) and can likewise present that data in as jitter-free a manner as possible. If that’s the case, then high-quality disc players may still enjoy a worthwhile performance edge vis-à-vis typical streaming solutions, meaning our prized disc collections might in turn have a new lease on life
  13. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    Just like wattage has little to do with sound quality of the amp - bit perfect has very little to do with sound quality of the digital playback ....so we need to stop using bit perfect as indication of a perfect digital player. That is just sound bite and great for marketing
  14. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    ok you are just not getting the concept. You are thinking PS Audio bit perfect has anything to do with this conversation...thats like saying my 300 watt amp performance perfectly at 300 watts ... And fyi..i had PS audio direct stream too..i sold it for a CD player that killed the PS audio in music performance....PS audio makes great digital players but its not in par with truly high end digital playback - there goes your bit perfect logic....so please sign off from this thread
  15. ajay556

    CD players are back ?

    quote from kalista review - The Kalista Dreamplay/DAC take the notion that CD is a dying medium and stomps all over it. If you listen to this player as a player then go back to the very best streaming can offer, you’ll start to wonder if we’ve taken a wrong turn in sound quality. This might be perhaps the most elaborate way of spinning a polycarbonate disc in a time of absolute convenience, and the cost might cause even the most spendthrift and well-heeled of audiophiles to think twice, but it sounds fantastic and that is ultimately all that matters.
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