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Tidal kills their top priced tier tomorrow, so "hi-res" for all. What good above redbook albums should I listen to? Apr 9, 2024

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    1. bixby
      bixby
      Tidal kills their top priced tier tomorrow, so "hi-res" for all. What good above redbook albums should I listen to?
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I will need to retry Tidal after a few years with Qobuz. Currently monthly with Qobuz, but I found more stuff I like on Tidal. Also on monthly Tidal is a little cheaper now than Qobuz....we will see.....
        Apr 10, 2024
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Tom Petty’s hi-res catalog is impeccably mastered, as are the Paul McCartney/Wings hi-res releases.
        Apr 10, 2024
        Azimuth, bixby, HotRatSalad and 3 others like this.
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I always liked the Wings original productions as well. Thanks to all for the tips.
        Apr 10, 2024
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    2. bixby
      bixby
      Taiwan- Hoping our friends are safe. Pretty big quake on the east side of the island
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Hopefully people will end up okay. Natural disasters, while unavoidable, are never fun to deal with nor simple to clean up.
        Apr 2, 2024
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        There are reports of several dozen people trapped underground in a coal mine. I can't imagine the horror of being underground in an earhquake.
        Apr 3, 2024
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        We're fine in Taipei, except our elevator may be out of commission for weeks. Live on the 8th floor :(
        Apr 5, 2024
        jag42 and Biodegraded like this.
    3. bixby
      bixby
      Would you actually say yes to a new $200 6sn7 from Apos
      1. Northwest and JK47 like this.
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      3. dasman66
        dasman66
        But I don't think I'm willing to spend that much for what I agree looks like a rebranded Psvane tube... when I can get various NOS 6SN7's in stock from reputable sellers (eg., Brent Jesse) for <$100.
        Feb 9, 2024
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        @yotacowboy I think Sophia uses hand selected Shuguang Treasures as well. I did buy a pretty decent sounding Psvane years ago but it had a short life.
        Feb 9, 2024
      5. rlow
        rlow
        Feb 22, 2024
    4. bixby
      bixby
      Is Valentines day or week a discounted shopping event for Sellers in China?
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      2. joch
        joch
        I found some actually increase their prices before the sale days and then lower them. My take is, if you think it’s a good deal whenever it is, just get it. Don’t wait 200+ days to “save” a little money for that SMSL amp. Also the good stuff don’t go on sale.
        Jan 30, 2024
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      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        And I forgot to mention: there's a local guy on this forum who loves buying cheap second-handed audio gear, (me,) so...

        But the shipping fee could be a pain, I just don't know how those forwarders can save that much on shipping!
        Jan 30, 2024
        bixby and joch like this.
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        The first year my wife and I were dating I pretended I didn’t know it was Valentine’s Day. She hinted, but she didn’t want to embarrass me, so she said, “Oh, it’s, uh, Chinese New Year.” So I wished her a happy Chinese New Year. The thing is: it *was* Chinese New Year! So, for several years afterward, we celebrated Chinese New Year in style. The neighbors were really confused.
        Jan 30, 2024
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    5. bixby
      bixby
      Anyone have a minty Tangzu Wu Heyday that they might be willing to part with?
      1. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Can't keep up with these newfangled IEM names.
        Jan 28, 2024
    6. bixby
      bixby
      Discord- Never really understood it, and now some minor players are closing their servers. More neg news to come?
      1. gsanger and RestoredSparda like this.
    7. bixby
      bixby
      2024 - the year of the returns crampdown (intentional). Many will lose customers, only the smart will keep them!
    8. bixby
      bixby
      Sent a BT speaker to Saipan was indicated to arrive Dec2, now sometime in February, 2024 Thanks USPS ground disadvantage.
      1. Gazny likes this.
      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Is it already the seasonal logistics fustercluck?
        Dec 5, 2023
      3. bixby
        bixby
        Not necessarily, 8-10 weeks transit time according to postmaster this is normal, containers and boats with loads of stops. Problem is the software estimates are bogus.
        Dec 5, 2023
    9. bixby
      bixby
      I like underdogs- Iowa to beat the spread, and maybe, just maybe............ oh no that won't happen.
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    10. bixby
      bixby
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        That turned everything upside down for me!
        Nov 6, 2023
        Qildail, zonto, Grattle and 1 other person like this.
    11. bixby
      bixby
      Standard Time Breakfast Celebration- I need ideas! Cheese Souffle, disco eggs, french toast?
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. ergopower
        ergopower
        Very hard to beat chocolate chip pancakes
        Nov 5, 2023
        Cryptowolf and bixby like this.
    12. bixby
      bixby
      1. Lyander, Azimuth, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Nov 1, 2023
        zonto and Gazny like this.
      3. zonto
        zonto
        Documentary was really cool!
        Nov 2, 2023
    13. bixby
      bixby
      iPhone-Does anyone play their own music files? If so how? Or does everyone rent their music from streaming services?
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Drag and drop
        Oct 28, 2023
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I use Foobar on my phone but just to access my UPnP Server in my house. Apple Music for general streaming.
        Oct 28, 2023
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "Does anyone play their own music files?"

        Doesn't everybody?

        Doesn't =everybody= have a disc (or more) full of stuff they downloaded, digitised from their own vinyl or tapes, ripped from CD, bought in digital format, didn't-buy in digital format, got given, etc etc?
        Oct 29, 2023
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    14. bixby
      bixby
      May move to dark side-iphone for mobile playback of my own ripped files. No Roon so what do you folks use for a playback app?
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Plex and some client app for iphone, I am listening?
        Oct 22, 2023
      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Yes. Plex server and Plexamp as client.
        Oct 22, 2023
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        For on device playback, Neutron.
        Oct 23, 2023
    15. bixby
      bixby
      Exercise Stabilizer / Extreme Stabilizer- Can anyone point me to info on these possible tweaks for Win?
      1. internethandle
        internethandle
        There’s a thread on JPlay’s forum. The claim is something with bit “stabilization” in memory. It’s just juju. There’s source code somewhere. The dev seems a bit off, struggles with mental health issues. It’s free at least, but my advice is avoid.
        Oct 19, 2023
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Thanks, saved me tunnel time in the rabbit hole.
        Oct 19, 2023
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    16. bixby
      bixby
      Anyone using Fidelizer 8.10?
    17. bixby
      bixby
      Ad Blockers Not Allowed on Youtube. When did this shit start? Been using Adblock Plus for ages. Byebye Chrome!
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I use a Safari extension called Vinegar and it works like a charm and Google can go f**k themselves.
        Oct 5, 2023
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Seems it's not just Google-owned sites - allmusic.com is now refusing to let me continue with an adblocker on Chrome, whereas previously I'd just get a warning. Chrome's days as my browser might be over.
        Oct 5, 2023
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Chrome's days as *everybody's* browser are approaching. Chrome or Chromium-based.

        A monopoly worse than Internet Explorer. Worse, more powerful, more intrusive, more dangerous.
        Oct 6, 2023
    18. bixby
      bixby
      Moondrop -Shanling Portable CD players, now tell me where is the milk crate to carry around a good assortment of cds to choose from?
      1. RestoredSparda and Tachikoma like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        I still have a CD booklet filled with of all my discs I used to bring to meets over ten years ago - back when @CEE TEE used to host them in the Bay. Time to dust it off for future meets.
        Sep 29, 2023
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Memories of plane trips 20 years and more back: carrying a little man-purse size thing that could accommodate a portable player and about a dozen disks. Had to be small enough to convince airline staff that it shouldn't count as an extra carry-on. Still got the player, not the case.
        Sep 29, 2023
      4. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        I would love a small transport if i could find one with good quality, for the right price. Something that i could have on my desk and minimal that i could connect to my yggr.
        Sep 29, 2023
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    19. bixby
      bixby
      Putin Body Doubles?- If so, why aren't we using AI to analyze voice? Seems pretty simple to me, then again I am not CIA.
      1. Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Voice analysis has been around for a long time
        Sep 7, 2023
      3. Boops
        Boops
        Still working on the Melania body double
        Sep 7, 2023
    20. bixby
      bixby
      Expired Covid Test Kits have useful re-purposing. Many of the swabs are just the right size for cleaning IEM tips, eg. on the go.
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