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  1. Can audirvana include Tidal/Qobuz tracks along with local library tracks in smart playlists?
  2. Nuc, roon rock and tidal and you are good to go.
  3. This could have all been solved with some simple, inexpensive room treatments.
  4. Isn't jitter a strictly digital phenomenon? So, I guess I don't get the question?
  5. Minor complaint. I recently sent a message to Qobuz support via their official web form regarding a couple of missing artists in their catalog. I selected the "catalog" topic from the web form category. I got an apparently generic reply that they were expanding their catalog, there could still be "regrettable gaps" but it would only be temporary. They referred me to another link to another web form to submit my request for inclusion in their catalog. It asked for the same info I had already included on the first web form, plus links to the titles on other streaming services. Having already done most of the work the first time to include identifying links and provenance, I wasn't really inclined to do it again. Seems a little lame. Anyway, here's the link to request additions to the Qobuz catalog, if anyone is interested... https://airtable.com/shrhgYF9HMPMEuI9H (What/who is Airtable?)
  6. https://www.dealerscope.com/article/goldenear-technology-acquired-by-the-quest-group/
  7. Back in the late '70s I was working in a mainframe shop. We were replacing punched cards with floppy discs. One night after taking a, uh, "smoke" break, I thought, hmm, these floppy discs work like LPs but have a magnetic surface like tape. Maybe they could figure out a way to record music on them. Then, after some more thinking, I thought hey, we store a lot of information compressed into ones and zeros on all these discs. Can music be somehow converted to ones and zeros and stored on discs? I guess I lost track of the idea after a few more "smoke" breaks.
  8. I have gone back and forth for a year or so. I have settled on Qobuz (for now, anyway). Qobuz is adding to their catalog at a furious pace, and seems to have mostly caught up. Most (all?) new releases from "major" artists appear on both at roughly the same time.
  9. QSound for the win! 30 years ago!
  10. Any update on the artist/genre radio/station auto-playlist feature? This is my #1 requested feature for the new year!
  11. Agree about RAAT. Otherwise (with apologies to Churchill), roon is the worst music playback software except for all the rest. Haha, just kidding. But that's sort of where I'm at. To me, 1.7 and Valencia or whatever branding seemed like a rush job to reassure all the folks on their forum wondering if/when there will ever be a new release or if roon is even still in business. Their notion of crowdsourcing personalized recommendations based on AI applied to their users' likes and dislikes sounds great on paper, but it only goes so far with 100,000 or so weirdos like me liking and disliking v. say, Spotify's 100 million. Anyway, even with all their annoyances and attitude, roon is pretty slick and robust software for what it is. Here's hoping 1.8 or 2.0 Velociraptor or whatever knocks it out of the park. If not, I'll be looking around again. And inevitably coming back to roon. Again.
  12. Roon or Jriver. Both deliver good sound quality. Roon has a far better remote (on tablets, not phones) for headless operation. Roon tagging is automated, but does not save to your individual files, only its database. JRiver has some automated tagging and it updates your files so the tagging is portable. It also has flexible manual tagging features. JRiver also has cd ripping, and mobile sync/transcoding, and some sort of remote access/playback which Roon doesn't have but they say they are working on it. Roon cd ripping is very basic and is only available on their Linux version. Roon is much easier to install, maintain and use, and has a much nicer interface. It interfaces very nicely with Tidal and Qobuz. JRiver does not and never will. Roon seems to check most your boxes but it's expensive. JRiver is the Swiss army knife and it's cheap, but the UI is outdated and it requires a bit of tinkering.
  13. Thanks. I think that person must be confused about Amazon app v some other app.
  14. Curious where you saw this? I installed 1909 and do not see these settings. Amazon Music desktop app still plays on the default device at whatever rate it's set to. Wonder the the source you quoted is talking about a special driver or other player software?
  15. So it looks like Amazon Music HD was a trial balloon and based on the response they're now getting serious?
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