Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Tidal Master Audio has gone Live
#51
I wonder the price will stay the same? I've read mention that this free to hifi subscrbers is an introductory thing.
Roon->RoonBridge->SOTM USB 3.0->Transparent Super>Devialet 200->Transparent Super->Wilson Sabrina speakers w/ Rega RP8, Apheta 2, Rega Aria


Reply
#52
(08-Jan-2017, 05:35)Dr Tone Wrote: I wonder the price will stay the same?  I've read mention that this free to hifi subscrbers is an introductory thing.

I also belive that the price will go up if you want to use "master" album but it is a bit strange not to say what the cost will be, hard to see that Tidal will give us this for free in the long run.
Main system

Focal 
Sopra 2, Devialet 440 Pro, Cabledyne Reference Silver RCA-XLR Digital Adapter Cable, Supra CAT7+, Cabledyne Premier Silver Speaker Cables, Clearaudio Concept MC, Ansuz Mainz 8D, Ansuz Mainz POM , Ansuz Darkz D, DIY mains supply with N1XV 3G10, Klangmodul, XY-filter and ELEC IEC connector


Tidal Hifi -> Roon Lifetime -> Devialet AIR3 -> Ethernet -> Devialet 440 Pro

Second system

Devialet Dialog, Devialet Silver Phantom, Devialet Tree
Reply
#53
(08-Jan-2017, 08:10)octaviars Wrote:
(08-Jan-2017, 05:35)Dr Tone Wrote: I wonder the price will stay the same?  I've read mention that this free to hifi subscrbers is an introductory thing.

I also belive that the price will go up if you want to use "master" album but it is a bit strange not to say what the cost will be, hard to see that Tidal will give us this for free in the long run.

It's a bit hard to predict. As it stands now Tidal is the only one with MQA and they can charge a nice premium for their offering. But Pandora are now talking about going into 'High Res' too so who knows what competition is around the corner. With more competitors in the market it will be hard to justify a higher rate. 

As it stands now I'm already effectively paying twice as much because I'm only home half the time to enjoy the service but if the SQ is really good I would probably happily pay a bit more.
Mac mini, int. SSD, ext. HDD, tv as monitor, key board and track pad on bean bag as remote,Devialet 200, O d'A #097, Blue jeans speaker cable, Dynaudio C1 MkII.
Jim Smith's GBS.
Northern NSW Australia.
Reply
#54
(08-Jan-2017, 09:21)Pim van Vliet Wrote:
(08-Jan-2017, 08:10)octaviars Wrote:
(08-Jan-2017, 05:35)Dr Tone Wrote: I wonder the price will stay the same?  I've read mention that this free to hifi subscrbers is an introductory thing.

I also belive that the price will go up if you want to use "master" album but it is a bit strange not to say what the cost will be, hard to see that Tidal will give us this for free in the long run.

It's a bit hard to predict. As it stands now Tidal is the only one with MQA and they can charge a nice premium for their offering. But Pandora are now talking about going into 'High Res' too so who knows what competition is around the corner. With more competitors in the market it will be hard to justify a higher rate. 

As it stands now I'm already effectively paying twice as much because I'm only home half the time to enjoy the service but if the SQ is really good I would probably happily pay a bit more.

I can also pay more for the "masters" section but before I know how Roon will make the software decoding and if Devialet will give us support in the hardware for MQA I will keep a low profile I think and enjoy it as it is.

Regarding the hardware decoding I saw that Audioquest is geting MQA in their Dragon Fly DAC with a software upgrade so this cant be so hard to fix if one looks at Devialet if not all the stuff that is going on before the DAC chip in our amps gives them problems.
Main system

Focal 
Sopra 2, Devialet 440 Pro, Cabledyne Reference Silver RCA-XLR Digital Adapter Cable, Supra CAT7+, Cabledyne Premier Silver Speaker Cables, Clearaudio Concept MC, Ansuz Mainz 8D, Ansuz Mainz POM , Ansuz Darkz D, DIY mains supply with N1XV 3G10, Klangmodul, XY-filter and ELEC IEC connector


Tidal Hifi -> Roon Lifetime -> Devialet AIR3 -> Ethernet -> Devialet 440 Pro

Second system

Devialet Dialog, Devialet Silver Phantom, Devialet Tree
Reply
#55
Comparing the Tidal feed between the Meridian DAC Explorer and directly to the 1000 Pro. Much softer and interesting sound from the Explorer.....still listening and doing A/B compares as best I can. OVerall the Aurender feed still even beats the MQA feed. Hoping Aurender releases their MQA upgrade soon.....
Devialet Expert Pro 1000, Mac Mini, Pure Music, Berkeley Alpha USB to Berkeley Ref DAC,  Aurender n100h, Squeezebox Touch Level Two, Magnepalnar 20.7's,  Chord Signature speaker cables, Synergistic Telsa Digital and USB cables
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)