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Offline jimbones

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Qobuz
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:15:03 AM »
OK so the Qobuz trial ended.I assume that they haven't launched in USA yet whats an audiophile to do lol!
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 09:37:01 AM »
I really enjoyed my trial of Qobuz. I will likely sign up for a few months when it launches just to see how itís integrated with Roon. I also found a fair amount of music that wasnít available on Tidal. However, long term, Iím sticking with Tidal.
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 10:55:44 AM »
I like the SQ of Qobuz. Some day I will get Roon
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 09:05:01 AM »
My hope was that the trial would last long enough to see it integrated within Roon.   Didn't happen, but I do like Qobuz more than other streamers and I like that you can buy your favorite albums through Qobuz at a non-trivial discount.    But what I will like most is if/when it is released in the US and integrated within Roon.

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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 09:23:56 AM »
My hope was that the trial would last long enough to see it integrated within Roon.   Didn't happen, but I do like Qobuz more than other streamers and I like that you can buy your favorite albums through Qobuz at a non-trivial discount.    But what I will like most is if/when it is released in the US and integrated within Roon.

Off Topic: Would Roon capture cover art and metadata of music files in my personal collection?
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 09:51:07 AM »
My hope was that the trial would last long enough to see it integrated within Roon.   Didn't happen, but I do like Qobuz more than other streamers and I like that you can buy your favorite albums through Qobuz at a non-trivial discount.    But what I will like most is if/when it is released in the US and integrated within Roon.

Off Topic: Would Roon capture cover art and metadata of music files in my personal collection?

My personal collection of music is on my hard drive which is attached to the computer which runs the Roon core. So Roon integrates my music and the Tidal music seemlessly.
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 10:25:50 AM »
I plan to have Roon, Qobuz, and a local HDD with my library connected to my PC to my DAC.
Alternatively I have a NAS streaming to my Lumin to my DAC. I use the Auralic standalone DAC as I think it is a bit better.
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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 12:04:37 PM »
My hope was that the trial would last long enough to see it integrated within Roon.   Didn't happen, but I do like Qobuz more than other streamers and I like that you can buy your favorite albums through Qobuz at a non-trivial discount.    But what I will like most is if/when it is released in the US and integrated within Roon.

Off Topic: Would Roon capture cover art and metadata of music files in my personal collection?

I've been using Roon for 3 years now.   Got hooked when they started supporting old Squeezebox devices as endpoints.   Very cool stuff.

Not only does it display artwork and metadata (that either you and/or Roon provides - your choice), but Roon often provides a detailed description or review of the album with a link to artist description as well.  It also includes full album credit info with cross references to every aspect of your music with links to composers, release info and performing artists.    It will provide cover art but it also allows you to drop PDFs or additional images into the same directory and have them linked from within Roon.   Of course, that's only the tip of the Roon iceberg.   My understanding is that Roon will be integrating Qobuz in much the way it has Tidal.   That means that you can "tag" albums from the streaming service and they show up in your collection just like you own albums.

If you have a sizable collection of digital albums  -and/or- you use Tidal (or soon, Qobuz), you should definitely give it a spin.   I jumped on the lifetime license and have never looked back.

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Re: Qobuz
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 07:57:00 PM »
My hope was that the trial would last long enough to see it integrated within Roon.   Didn't happen, but I do like Qobuz more than other streamers and I like that you can buy your favorite albums through Qobuz at a non-trivial discount.    But what I will like most is if/when it is released in the US and integrated within Roon.

Off Topic: Would Roon capture cover art and metadata of music files in my personal collection?

I've been using Roon for 3 years now.   Got hooked when they started supporting old Squeezebox devices as endpoints.   Very cool stuff.

Not only does it display artwork and metadata (that either you and/or Roon provides - your choice), but Roon often provides a detailed description or review of the album with a link to artist description as well.  It also includes full album credit info with cross references to every aspect of your music with links to composers, release info and performing artists.    It will provide cover art but it also allows you to drop PDFs or additional images into the same directory and have them linked from within Roon.   Of course, that's only the tip of the Roon iceberg.   My understanding is that Roon will be integrating Qobuz in much the way it has Tidal.   That means that you can "tag" albums from the streaming service and they show up in your collection just like you own albums.

If you have a sizable collection of digital albums  -and/or- you use Tidal (or soon, Qobuz), you should definitely give it a spin.   I jumped on the lifetime license and have never looked back.

I bought the lifetime license. Worth every penny 👍👍
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A