Dragged kicking and screaming

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
well I finally signed up for tidal to take advantage of their 4 months for $4 promo.
I'm still a silver disc spinner :D
Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 726
    It's going to be fun Marvin! Welcome to 2020 :)
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    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,390
    Try quboz also. I feel quboz has better sound
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,429
    Marvin, I still buy discs but Tidal, Quboz, etc are nice avenues for demo’ing music you’ve never or may not have heard before
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    i live in the half priced books cd clearance section :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    marvda1 wrote: »
    well I finally signed up for tidal to take advantage of their 4 months for $4 promo.
    I'm still a silver disc spinner :D

    Congrats Marv! I think you're gonna love it! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,391
    Tempted to give 4 bucks to jz
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    playing it through my laptop usb to dac waiting on a lumin u1 mini.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 435
    Marv ,
    You’ll never go back !

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    I've got a 4t hard drive full of music that was shipped to me four or five years ago still in the unopened box. may be buying cds that I already have on hd. :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,445
    Marv,

    Let me know if you want any expanded info. I have Tidal HiFi and Roon and use both extensively.
    I also have hundreds if not thousands of CDs but the convenience of CD and better quality music in a digital streaming format is so nice.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,033
    Just signed up also.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, Bluesound NODE 2i, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,140
    I'm tempted too add this myself even though I already have Spotify family (worth it for my house)....


    Talk me off the ledge or shove me over it
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 726
    I'm tempted too add this myself even though I already have Spotify family (worth it for my house)....


    Talk me off the ledge or shove me over it
    It’s $4 for 4 months right now. That’s about as good as it gets for a nice long demo period. I’m pushing you right up to that ledge!
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    edited April 3
    just found out the promo is for the basic service and if i want to upgrade to premium
    i loose two months :'( so guess i'll wait until july to upgrade :D

    this is what it says.
    Upgrading your subscription from Premium to HiFi will reduce the remaining days in your trial or billing cycle by 50%
    Post edited by marvda1 on
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,429
    I'm tempted too add this myself even though I already have Spotify family (worth it for my house)....


    Talk me off the ledge or shove me over it

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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,312
    marvda1 wrote: »
    playing it through my laptop usb to dac waiting on a lumin u1 mini.

    I dig my Mini so much, I’m think’n of buy’n another one. You’ll love it!
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,312
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Marv,

    Let me know if you want any expanded info. I have Tidal HiFi and Roon and use both extensively.

    If you’ve tried Premium, is HiFi a lot better? I mean hands down GF will notice the sound is better? 😳
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 726
    GlennDog wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Marv,

    Let me know if you want any expanded info. I have Tidal HiFi and Roon and use both extensively.

    If you’ve tried Premium, is HiFi a lot better? I mean hands down GF will notice the sound is better? 😳

    I didn't try Tidal Premium but I do have Spotify premium. I didn't notice the jump in quality with hifi immediately in my system, but when the demo period ended I noticed it right away when going back to Spotify. I think your system will also dictate how much Tidal pays off. I prefer Spotify's platform, and that's still what I use in the car, at work, ear buds, etc. But I'll be keeping Tidal hifi for the main system.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,387
    The title of this thread reminds me of this: :p

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    is premium cd quality or mp3?
    is hifi high res and mqa?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,590
    Premium is one step above CD quality on Tidal
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,702
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Premium is one step above CD quality on Tidal

    No. Premium is 320kbps mp3 just like Spotify. Hifi is cd quality flac and MQA when available.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,466
    I have several thousands of CDs and other physical media the CD collection is rarely used except in the truck, besides SACD, DVD. And Blu Ray Audio discs, Flac Files I still listen to Tidal has pretty much made my CD collection non existant, Tidal scratches that itch along with saving me money from not buying them anymore.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,465
    edited April 4
    My CD collection has been stored for quite a few years now. Loving Amazon Music HD via my Node 2i and DAC. I also have a hard drive loaded with my CD collection connected to the 2i.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,391
    Viking64 wrote: »
    The title of this thread reminds me of this: :p

    t6z4xp9rbdm2.gif

    I like that in reverse.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,312
    GlennDog wrote: »
    If you’ve tried Premium, is HiFi a lot better? I mean hands down GF will notice the sound is better? 😳
    I didn't try Tidal Premium but I do have Spotify premium. I didn't notice the jump in quality with hifi immediately in my system, but when the demo period ended I noticed it right away when going back to Spotify. I think your system will also dictate how much Tidal pays off. I prefer Spotify's platform, and that's still what I use in the car, at work, ear buds, etc. But I'll be keeping Tidal hifi for the main system.

    Thanks for the input!😁
    I think I’ll give the hi-fi option a whirl.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Tempted to give 4 bucks to jz

    That’s a smoking deal! At the end of the trial. I’m quite confident that you’ll stay with them
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    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    great customer service, i told them it was my mistake for thinking premium meant the best sound quality and asked if there was any way i could upgrade without losing half my promo time. well they upgraded me to hifi and gave me back time used :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 726
    marvda1 wrote: »
    great customer service, i told them it was my mistake for thinking premium meant the best sound quality and asked if there was any way i could upgrade without losing half my promo time. well they upgraded me to hifi and gave me back time used :D
    What are you thinking of it so far?
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,091
    I need to take some time to compare to cd versions. don't have the lumin in yet so running usb from laptop to musical paradise dac.
    why are there no tutorials on youtube on how to use tidal?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,429
    Tidal...even a caveman can use it
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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