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  1. All 3 Qobuz UK plans on the website show a discounted price for a 12 month subscription.
  2. Isn't this how downloading using the desktop app is supposed to work? Certainly, if I download with the Mac version, the app will create a folder called Qobuz in my designated download location and downloads are saved there. If I delete the folder, it will be created again the next time I download with the app. For that reason, I use the zipped folder download option.
  3. Whether one uses the external method descibed by @PAR (which is the method I usually use), or the in-app method being used by @firedog, the artwork should also be downloaded. I get the jpeg cover art if I use the external method, or a png (with a valid image) with the in-app used by @firedog. The in-app method should automatically download the music files, the artwork and any pdf booklet. The external method requires the artwork and booklet to be downloaded as specific separate choices. I have no idea why @firedog seems to be getting blank pngs. It may be worth @firedog going back to the downloads section of his Qobuz webpage and, using the external option described by @PAR, seeing if proper jpegs are there which he can then select to download and save to his hdd location.
  4. For the non-experts, like me, is this suggesting that if we want to start screwing up our music then get the MQA version. However, if you want to complete the job make sure you get an MQA Dac too? Kind of a ‘‘double whammy‘‘.
  5. @Ralf11 I tried in the past, but without reply. My experience of Mytek support has not been impressive - perhaps not helped by my being in Europe.
  6. I hope Nenon will not think me rude if I raise this adjunct to Nenon's original query. I have always wondered about the technical merits of the following upsampling scenario (which happens to be my case): My output to my DAC is limited to 192 (firewire driver, no USB drivers anymore), but I understand that the chip in my DAC (original Mytek Manhattan) upsamples everything to 384 and then downsamples. If I am correct in my belief of what the chip in my Mytek will do (and I may have misunderstood). Is there any potential benefit from upsampling in the computer to 192 if it will get further upsampled anyway?
  7. @bidge Some years ago, when asked to set up a very easy to use £50 mp3 system for a spare room, using an existing old stereo amp and speakers, I just got a cheap personal mp3 player (16gb was about £40 at the time) and a £7 3.5mm jack to 2 rca cable from Amazon. I make no great claims about the sound quality, but it was perfect for what they wanted. A cheap Android Tablet, using the 3.5mm headphone socket would be a more modern alternative, I guess. (This is just a variation on Lightstream's idea.)
  8. For several years, I had been using BubbleUPnP/JRMC as my main method until the better looking (and wiser?) side of our household took a look at the Roon UI. We switched to Roon last month.
  9. To be fair to Amarra, the "no sound" turned out to be my error. I needed to go back in to OSX Privacy and Security settings and re-authorise SQ+ to use the microphone - without that authorisation, SQ+ is blocked from taking over audio. At the moment, sample switching is stable and all running well again.
  10. I give up with this. In an attempt to solve my sample rate issue, I rebooted everything. Now, no matter what I do, SQ+ refuses to capture the audio stream. Oh well, it was nice whilst it lasted.
  11. @DancingSea I have never had SQ+ not play. However, I seem to have jinxed my own set-up; I have everything set to upsample to 192 to avoid sample rate switching issues with SQ+, but for the last few days, without obvious cause, in my midi settings the rate will suddenly switch to 44.1 which makes the 192 unlistenable. Taking SQ+ out of the path; stability returns. I know the default input/output settings for SQ+ are 44.1, but this sudden resetting to 44.1 without a restart is a new, and unexplained, instability for me.
  12. I have been listening to it this afternoon on Qobuz and really liking it.
  13. @Slaphead Drag and drop works for me: select the Play Queue icon found in the bottom grouping of icons, then simply drag your tracks into the queue. I think you will find all the other functions you think are missing can be found by selecting the speaker icon (next to the play queue icon at the bottom right). Basically, all the functions related to the sound processing are now accessed via that speaker icon.
  14. On my Mytek Manhattan (I), JRiver has never seen the FireWire connection of my Mac as capable of anything above 64 for dsd. Audirvana allows 128. Perhaps you have the same JRMC issue?
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