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WAY behind you here in the US of A...

Up until just a few months ago, the BEST DSL from the phone company was 6 Mbps. Most times it was between 3-4 Mbps. And I live in 'Hi Tech' San Francisco.

Fortunately I live on the Western fringes of the City where utility lines are on polls blocking our view if the ocean, so we got Gigabit fiber first! Much cheaper to string the fiber on existing polls than to put it under ground, so they started in our end of town.

Use Case Number 1:
If you already stream TIDAL, you will pay not a cent more for better sound using the decoder inside the TIDAL desktop player. Sill not much of TIDAL's catalog is encoded with MQA but the ones I know and like sound better. And better than the 16/44.1 lossless FLAC on QOBUZ for the same recordings.

Inmate 'Bullethead' send me his Meridian Explorer 2 when he canceled TIDAL (I owe him a box of cigars). so my investment here is SMALL. I'll likely prefer the PCM1704U-K multibit ladder DACs in my collection better than the Explorer 2 so I'll likely use the software decoder in the TIDAL player fed to one of my Audio-GD DACs rather than the Explorer 2 most times.

Use Case Number 2:

OK, ya got me! :-)

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