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Sal1950

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  1. Sal1950

    Archimago and the TLS DS-1

    Ah, that will just leave him with a headache in the morning. Better he roll a fatty and down it with a glass of root beer.
  2. Sal1950

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    The Qobuz catalog has a way to go before being competitive with Spotify. I've bumped into a couple of well known popular artists albums that are missing and the US Country music catalog seems limited. Time will round it out I'm sure, hopefully sooner that later. The first week of my beta demo I was having some serious problems with lockups, both with the webplayer and the Windoz app. These issues seems to have disappeared over the last week?
  3. Sal1950

    Archimago and the TLS DS-1

    Yes, it's about finding the paths that will lead to a true improvement in the SOTA of High Fidelity reproduction. Not chasing a bunch of fantasies that disappear the second your eyes are closed. Personally and I'm sure for most of the other objective members here, it's folks like yourself that we consider anti-audiophile. You've done next to nothing to truly advance the SOTA and only encourage people to waste their money on products that at best do nothing. Or worse yet,introduce a bunch of distortions that sound pleasing but take the listener further away from transparency. "Don't worry how it measures, if it sounds good to you it's progress".
  4. Sal1950

    Archimago and the TLS DS-1

    My definition of a true audiophile is one that backs up what he "thinks" he hears with bias controlled and peer reviewed DBT's, measurements, and other scientific procedures before he falls into the trap of using the weakest of all evaluation methods, his ears. Human perception can be proven over and over to be easily fooled.
  5. Sal1950

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Web player runs in Firefox-Linux with little issue.
  6. Sal1950

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Would really like to see a native Linux build of the app like we have for Spotify. TIA
  7. Yes, either DSOTM or WYWH ! Both have the Immersion SACD or BluRay available with 2 and 4 channel Alan Parsons mix and 5.1 James Guthrie mix. I have both on the Russian Blu-Ray clones, and personally prefer the Guthrie 5.1 version. It also works well with DTS Neural X upmixing to some overhead speakers. YMMV
  8. Sal1950

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    What's funny is that it was there about a week back. Before I could get my account problems finalized it allowed me to listen to the first 30 seconds of a track, etc. At that time I added it to my favorites list. Days later my account got finalized it's gone. I click on the album in my favs and it gives a 404 error LOL
  9. It's always hard to change when you've been used to using something for a while. It will take me some time to get used to Qobuz. I found the Spotify much more intuative but ??? I don't use any of the "auto" stuff, I pretty much know what I want to hear when I fire up a streamer. I haven't searched this thread much but has anyone else noticed some erratic playback of 24/192 files? I heard popping and ticking from what sounds like dropouts in data. Using the Qobuz app on my PC via either USB>Emotiva DC-1 DAC>into a Marantz PrePro analog input, or HDMI>direct to MarantzPrePro, either path/DAC gives the same results. Change to the 24/96 stream and the problem disappears? Shouldn't be my 90+mbps line? Try Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel 24/192
  10. Sal1950

    USB cable comparisons

    Looks to be a well designed, sanely priced USB cable. Until measurement proves otherwise, a five star recommendation. "An OFC braid surrounds the quad conductor arrangement at the heart of the Havana USB, topped off with the trademark loose wrap mylar foil which provides additional shielding and completes the unique look. The focus of Havana USB is premium performance without the high price tag. "
  11. Sal1950

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Funny, Dion's latest album from 2-2016, New York Is My Home, isn't available? Been listening to it for quite a while now on Spotify?
  12. Sal1950

    USB cable comparisons

    And now for a moment of sanity and honesty. This directed to readers that may not have been totally sold down the cult road of ridiculously expensive cables. Open your mind to accepting the facts discounting the world of Santa Claus Expensive Audiophile Cables Really Do Sound Better!
  13. Got my email yesterday that they had fixed my account changing it to US also. Logged into and just starting to play with it now.
  14. Just got the beta invite myself and having the same issue. Sent a email to support and hoping for a quick resolution.
  15. Sal1950

    5G - Are We Safe Or Insane?

    I worry more about George Sonos and his plan for a socialist US than any of the stuff mentioned here recently.
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