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  1. GChief

    GChief Not well known, super member or other silliness Subscriber

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    I believe so but to be honest I don’t know. I gave up on what’s what, numbers and such years ago. I just play, listen and compare at this point as I have been disappointed to often chasing stats.

    Edit: I just know the clarity and detail is much better when it’s better than my CDs.
     
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  2. OnTheBlitz

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    Cool. What matters most is you're enjoying the music :thumbsup:

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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  3. GChief

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    I have had the chance to compare Tidal Master to the masters of 4 CDs in the studio they where recorded in. Every bit as good.
     
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    I'll need to check that service out sometime l've used Spotify, YouTube and others which are lossy formats and all though decent at times with regard to SQ, that don't come close to my CD or FLACS.->I should note that my setup is unconventional. All my sources pass through my Apogee master word clock which is the sync to the word clock of my DAC.
     
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    Mine is in my sig. with my DAC between my CCA, CDP and my PAS2. I do vinyl 90% of the time when sitting down in front of it.
     
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    @GChief
    I'm gonna keep trying. May have some questions for you down the road. And yes, I'd love to have streaming as one of my key music sources.
    Thanks

    Dave
     
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    @OnTheBlitz
    Oh, and btw, your avatar dog is absolutely bursting with enthusiasm.
    My sinuses wouldn't allow it, but just viewing the pic, makes one want to run out and get a dog buddy.
    Lucky you!

    Dave
     
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  8. GChief

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    And here is my listening buddy with some Slayer around 70db. :rockon:
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    @GChief
    Okay ... so he seems a tad disinterested at the moment, but I'll bet he's having some great dreams ...
    I bring my grandson into my audio room for a listen, sometimes, and if I choose the right music that day, he sits and listens. He's only 14 months, so its somewhat fleeting.

    Dave
     
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    Yeah this is usually her Jazz look. With Metal we are usually playing tug-o-war with a rope. It is late ;)
     
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    In a few days G, I'll ask you for some details on your streaming equipment and your media player software, and computer connections, and try to determine what I'm doing wrong.
    Till then, happy listening to your and yer pooch ...

    Dave
     

     

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  12. GChief

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    Exactly zero on the software and just Tidal desktop app playing to my DAC. Same with model devices. It’s 100% Tidal
     
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    Does your dac have an asyncronous usb connect?
     
  14. GChief

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    It has USD, Opitcal and Coax inputs.
     
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    So you connect your computer to your dac, from a usb out on the computer to the usb in on the dac?
     
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    Yep. And my main streaming source (CCA) is hooked up to the optical, CDP to the Coax. And usb for my headphone DAC/AMP.
     
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    Okay, cool.
    I have a 2002 MF A3/24 -192 dac. So I use an MF V-Link 192 for the asyncronous usb to coax connection to my dac.
    The MF dac really is very musical in all ways, so the V-Link should perform well also. And it had great reviews.
    I was using VLC Media player instead of the Tidal Destop App. Maybe thats the issue.

    Dave
     
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  18. GChief

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    Could be :dunno: I don’t know, I set up the Spotify/Tidal stuff and it sounded good so I haven’t tried anything else other than thier apps for playback.
     
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    Alright, well thanks for the assistance G.
    I'll try Tidal again and use their destop app and see if it makes a difference. It'll be a good test cuz anything we figure out might help ontheblitz with streaming.
    Thanks again.

    Dave
     
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    Hey Dave,
    Thanks. He's a good boy. Still a pup (kind of) at 9 months old. He loves stick. Here he was this morning (Saturday)
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    Let me know how you make out with your streaming. I may look into it again. But, I have about 7K FLAC Albums for now, so no rush... :)

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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