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  1. Another very nice Norwegian jazz CD/24-48kHz, excellent SQ Rymden - "Reflections and Odyssey" available on Qobuz etc. Check out tracks "Bergen" and "Homegrown". And some live percussion from Ginger Baker (RIP) - "Live at Drums 'N' Percussion Paderborn". EP (33 mins), RBCD resolution only, but good SQ and a bargain at £3.60! Happy listening!
  2. blue2

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    I believe a lossless conversion from ALAC to FLAC is possible.
  3. Did you check for a memory leak? Resmon might help if you're on Windows 10.
  4. Very interesting article Mitch. Their web site doesn't seem to have much in the way of DIY products just transducers and amp modules. They have the PTT6.5W04-01A (as in your picture) at DKK 2329 (equivalent to $345/£267 + taxes + shipping). Do you have any sales info about the kits you actually tested i.e. price and availability? d'Appolito DIY kit or just a floorstanding version would be very nice
  5. I couldn't find it in the DR database but the SQ doesn't seem as bad as DR4, although I agree it is loud. It was produced by Danny himself so blame him! I hope you tried before you buyed ;p Remember you can pick your nose but you can't pick other peoples music! Glad you liked it but for my taste this is much more like the Roger Daltrey of old and to my liking Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home. YMMV of course!
  6. Sadly very pipe & slippers. There are far better new or recent releases to spend your cash on IMHO e.g. Sonic Ranch by Gregg Rolie, What Was Said by Tord Gustavsen, Means Of Escape by Danny Bryant, Live in Vienna by King Crimson.
  7. blue2

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    Don't you mean NAD M10? Did you find it an upgrade to T+A PA 3000 HV in some way?
  8. Here's another ECM jazz album with excellent SQ. You might not like the whole album but don't skip "Journey Of Life"! 24/96 or RBCD on Qobuz
  9. Seems to be available only on CD so maybe posted on wrong thread? SQ seems very good though. 30 second samples here
  10. You're absolutely right however it's not about going to any trouble. Amazon are good at pushing new stuff out on their website, but not so good at checking/ensuring quality, as evidenced by the millions of 1 star reviews. More specifically regarding Amazon music files I regularly find albums which are linked to wrong/missing digital versions while they can be found on their site by other search methods, so I'd definitely want to check any HD/UD files are as advertised, at least until they establish some credibility. It is the responsibility of the advertiser at least in UK/Europe to ensure the goods are as advertised and correct any mistakes, but mis-selling still happens. This applies to other music websites too. The good thing about Amazon is their no quibble returns policy and product reviews. But like others I don't think the portents are good for consumers: choice is good, monopoly is bad Latest comments indicate Amazon HD is streaming only, downloads are in mp3. I'd be very unhappy to have paid any money for the service if this is true and not a technical/start up glitch.
  11. Hi Richard, v.4 is more expensive but now has a 30 minute trial version (like Mac OS on v.3 IIRC) so you can hear/see for yourself. The new EC modulators are getting good reviews but are very computationally intensive so no current CPU can do DSD512. V.3 DSD512 capable CPU's will do DSD128 (which people say is better than DSD512 on v.3) and the latest CPU's do DSD256. There is a remote app to control the desktop version, although it can still be used as before. I see you've moved on from the KEF Blade2's ...
  12. Archimago has posted excellent reviews of RMAF 2019 on his blog with listening notes and links to many of the demo tracks he came across. If you're looking for more test track recommendations there's plenty good stuff to try
  13. Dirac support pointed me to this guide using the attached version of foo_vst.dll foo_vst.dll
  14. Nice one! From the web site: Provenance: Recorded in DSD128 and remastered using our proprietary SEA Process in DSD256. Album Credits: Geoff Hazelrigg - Bass, George Hazelrigg - Piano, John O'Reilly, Jr. - Drums Pity the 15% discount ended yesterday
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