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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,339
    the point of the thread, I'm a silver disc spinner :D
    I can do a search and find music, but the other fine details of playlists and favorites, I don't know.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    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
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 964
    marvda1 wrote: »
    the point of the thread, I'm a silver disc spinner :D
    I can do a search and find music, but the other fine details of playlists and favorites, I don't know.
    That's probably the biggest drawback to streaming. If you want a specific edition or mastering, you're often SOL. They've got whatever version they have. Sometimes they'll specify a deluxe edition or the year of a master, but finding the details, searching by label, or some other details just aren't there.
    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
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,339
    what's the difference between a deluxe version and master?
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    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
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 964
    marvda1 wrote: »
    what's the difference between a deluxe version and master?
    Deluxe would be something released by the artist/label. It usual has a new master, a few bonus tracks, sometimes alternate artwork. At least one of those things, sometimes all of those things.
    You'll see a lot of classic rock bands do this. Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin immediately come to mind.
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    Master is ultimately Tidal's marketing branded term for MQA. It's technically a larger file (96/24) that undergoes the MQA compression format using "folds."
    I don't have a strong opinion on MQA vs CD quality (44.1/16) currently, but some people feel very strongly about it in both directions. I think you'll be able to compare actual CD vs Tidal CD quality vs Tidal MQA. It'll keep you busy, lol.
    I think most people that do this end up still just slightly preferring the CD, but it's usually nitpicking and they also like the convenience of streaming.

    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
  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 964
    I also should have mentioned that the hardest part of doing CD vs Tidal comparisons is finding the same mastering. I think sticking to albums that only had one release is best. So usually new stuff or lesser known stuff.
    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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Music Nirvana:
    • Roon
    • Tidal Hifi
    • Qobuz
    • Old CD (and some vinyl) collection ripped
    I haven't bought an album since going to Roon & Tidal, other than the occasional box set or rarity. Breakeven on all three services was very quick for me. And I've never enjoyed music so much.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,646
    Marvin get the Lumin U1 Mini going ASAP. Dramatic jump in quality with Tidal through the Lumin.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    I wonder if these "free" promotions are about getting new customers or getting people who forget to cancel.
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,339
    both, if they get some that forget by the time they notice the charge on their credit card and then try to cancel, they probably end up paying for 2 months.

    I had this happen to me once on a free 30 day sample of a supplement. they asked for a credit card to pay for the handling, nowhere did they mention that they would start shipping a bottle a month charging $70.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    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
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 964
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I wonder if these "free" promotions are about getting new customers or getting people who forget to cancel.
    A customer that forgets to cancel is the best kind of customer around. It's not the company's fault people can't keep track of their money or calendars.

    It's only when they hide fees or cancellation penalties in the fine print that I feel like a company is being dastardly.
    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
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