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Reply #15 - 01/12/17 at 23:49:13
 
A new article about Tidal and the Masters collection posted on Audiophile Review.  It tells you how to get  up and running with the Masters through the Tidal app.
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Reply #16 - 01/13/17 at 16:34:45
 
Hadn't seen this thread until today.
I've been posting some Tidal Masters albums in Lon's What's Spinning thread for about a week now.
Enjoying the quality sound upgrade.  :)
Not sure of my actual sign up date (as soon as it went live in the US I think) but I've been using Tidal just for the ease of use and library access.
No way I could afford to recover all the vinyl and CDs I wish I still owned but with Tidal I can relive my musical history back to the 60's easily.
And the sound is much better than that I've-played-this-record-10,000-times vinyl!
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Reply #17 - 01/13/17 at 17:47:38
 

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And the sound is much better than that I've-played-this-record-10,000-times vinyl!


LOL, I've even worn out some CDs! Really, a combination of not handling carefully and the layers possibly deteriorating over 25 years. But still, I have CDs I had no choice but to purchase a replacement.
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Reply #18 - 01/19/17 at 22:30:49
 
Dave,

Just got back to this thread.  I use Audirvana to upsample everything to DSD and can't really tell the difference between rips and streamed.  Every once in a while I get a hiccup, but for the most part its pretty slick.

As an aside, I like Audivana now has the ability to level set all your music so no more getting up to adjust volume.  I don't notice any degradation so this seems like a nice add.
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Reply #19 - 01/24/17 at 03:26:13
 
I was reading in another forum that most music streaming services lose money, but it looks like TIDAL may be around for quite a while! Cool

http://www.audiostream.com/content/sprint-acquires-33-percent-tidal#FZyTMYoer5zA...

From the article:

NEW YORK and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today an unprecedented partnership that will soon give Sprint’s 45 million retail customers unlimited access to exclusive artist content not available anywhere else.

Read more at http://www.audiostream.com/content/sprint-acquires-33-percent-tidal#w3E2lbzY5ruM...

And just in case you're thinking that sound quality may be brushed aside, there's this from the same press release:

The Sprint-TIDAL partnership comes on the heels of TIDAL’s recent announcement revealing the availability of “Master” quality recordings. A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s world-renowned music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all of TIDAL’s available markets worldwide.

According to Music Business Worldwide, that 33% piece cost Sprint "around $200M, valuing TIDAL at $600M." If you remember, Jay Z & Co. purchased Tidal for $56M just two short years ago.
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Reply #20 - 01/24/17 at 03:43:27
 

So um, I have Sprint....I think I'm going to have to look into Tidal now.  :)
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Reply #21 - 03/20/17 at 11:38:29
 
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Reply #22 - 03/20/17 at 14:58:05
 
$39 no brainer for me.
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Reply #23 - 03/21/17 at 16:42:55
 
Looks like MQA is picking up more steam than I originally thought!

I really need to get back into my digital setup and software. I've been so busy with other things in my life, my listening room, secondary listening room, diffusers, and Audio PC building has come to a complete halt.

Hopefully soon, especially since I still need to build diffusers for Axpona!



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