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  1. I had read quite a few users reporting that they felt feeding to the analogue via an external dac sounded better. It was when I mentioned this to a dealer that he expressed surprise and informed me that the analogue gets internally converted to digital anyway. Your experience of better sound quality does not seem uncommon, though why that should be may be harder to explain. Happy listening.
  2. Doesn't that mean you are doing 2 lots of conversions? I was told the internal dac cannot be bypassed - so analogue input gets converted to digital to be processed. Is my understanding wrong?
  3. Alongside Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk was my teenage years. Those German pioneers grabbed my soul and held on to it ever after. Music, Non-Stop!
  4. JRiver will allow one to restrict the output to only those fields on display or all fields held. However, I prefer to view the export in Excel and create a second one of Album and AlbumArtist. I am sure there are better ways, but I have limited skills so I keep it simple to reduce user error!
  5. One of the reasons I keep JRiver as my back-up player is for this purpose: 1 I have a smart playlist in JRiver called All My Music. 2 I use the ''export playlist'' option in JRiver to generate a csv file which I store in the cloud for easy access anywhere. I run an export every time I add a purchase in case I should ever need some supporting evidence for insurance purposes if I suffered a catastrophic loss.
  6. The sad thing is that, until the very recent redesign, showing all the prices in the My Favourites list is exactly what they did do. Perhaps I was the only user who found that very useful.
  7. @PAR That is correct. In the top right, select My Account. Then My profile. Within there you will see to what I refer. All that said, if you have never been to that section before, you will not know of the changes which have been made.
  8. @PAR I am referring to the Qobuz website, which includes the download store, not the Web Player (I never use the Web Player). On the Qobuz website, within my account details I have "my profile" - within that I can access my account details, my purchases and my favourites. The design of that section of pages has changed recently and it is that to which I refer.
  9. @PAR I am referring to the Qobuz website, whether visited on my iPad or on my MacBook browser. I see no sorting options. I can view "My Favourites" Albums, Tracks, Artists (though there is no cross-referencing between those categories). Each category gives a view of the first 10, and I can navigate to the next page only. There is a search bar. No pricing information shows, nor can I see a batch edit function.
  10. I may be late in noticing this, but the Favourites section of the Qobuz website (UK) has recently become significantly less useful to me following its redesign. Both pricing information and batch edit seem to have been removed from Favourites, nor does there seem to be any method to be able to skip quickly to the end of my list - currently that means I now have to navigate through 27 pages. (On my iPad mini, unless I put it into portrait mode, I cannot even access Favourites because the dropdown section is hidden behind an overlaying section). In practice, I used Favourites as a
  11. All 3 Qobuz UK plans on the website show a discounted price for a 12 month subscription.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 @firedo
  14. 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‘‘.
  15. @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.
  16. 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 wi
  17. @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.)
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. @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.
  22. I have been listening to it this afternoon on Qobuz and really liking it.
  23. @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.
  24. 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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