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In Reply to: RE: works for me! posted by maxim on May 29, 2017 at 09:12:15
That is great. But do you have a DAC that displays the incoming data rate?
I have two Qobuz installations on two PCs using two DACs. In both cases using the Qobuz desktop player for Windows, whilst the Qobuz app shows 24/X (i.e. > 96 KS/s) output, the DACs report receiving 16/44.1 or x/44.1 input ( the latter using an AQ Dragonfly which doesn't display wordlength, the former my dCS stack).
Using the Qobuz phone app the DAC (in this case that same AQ Dragonfly Red) does report 96 KS/s.
I would appreciate details of your Qobuz account settings in the section for playing music if you are really getting 24/88.2 or 96. Are you using the Windows or Mac desktop app?
Yes, I too would be enjoying the Kempf Beethoven if I could get the test tracks to work and be persuaded to buy into Sublime+. A truly great piano player. I call him that rather than a pianist thinking of Mieczyslaw Horzsowski's criticism of a pupil " look at the front page of the music. It is a concerto for piano and orchestra, not pianist". Kempf truly understood the difference.
I had no problems at all.
I tried hi rez Qobuz in two set ups: with Qobuz app on w10 laptop and with Aries Mini streamer, both into M2Tech DACs. In both cases the DACs displayed the sampling rate correctly and consistently with Qobuz itself, from 44.1 to 48 to 96. The app also shows bit depth, at 16 or 24.
BTW, Aries's Lightning DS app has its glitches but overall is more user friendly running Qobuz than Qobuz own app: at least it is remotely controlled.
I doubt (but do not know) if any other proprietary player software does that, certainly not SONOS, nor to my knowledge, LMS.
Was the QOBUZ player plug-in hard to get in the US? Had to re-register my SONOS system in Europe in order to get the QOBUZ plug-in.
The Extremesd USB Audio Player Pro also provides full Qobuz support including sending the hi-rez repertoire correctly to the DAC. Cost is around 5 gbp/$ or whatever. Unfortunately it is for Android phone/tablet only but it is currently the only way that I can get to hear those Sublime+ test tracks.
As you and Maxim seem to have no bother getting them correctly via both Win and OSX setups I am feeling very frustrated. NB: I also tried the web player and still cannot decode the Sublime+ tracks at intended sample rates. I think that both of you use the French Qobuz players so it may be a problem affecting only the English version.
With Lightning DS, Qobuz seems to come preinstalled and unrestricted: I just had to log in to Qobuz service, entirely straightforward.
I have my own horror story about persuading Sonos to allow me to use Qobuz ...
Just went in and changed the address on my SONOS registration/account to Europe (France) and QOBUZ pops up as an option.
OK, lost the ability to stream Rhapsody, but I don't care. ;-)
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