QOBUZ HI-RES Streaming to PWD/DS


#1

http://soundgalleries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Qobuz.pdf

Another future option already open in some European countries.

http://magazine.wimp.no/2013/09/wimp-hifi-lossless-music-streaming/


#2

Or skip all this and stream at 16/44 bit perfect from your idevice to an Airport Express…connected to dac via toslink.


#3
4_gifaudiobill said Or skip all this and stream at 16/44 bit perfect from your idevice to an Airport Express........connected to dac via toslink.
I have my Toslink cable connected now and working but no Qobuz yet so only Pandora SQ 4_gif. How does Qobuz through the Express/optical compare to a computer/USB do you know ?

#4
rogerdn said
4_gifaudiobill said Or skip all this and stream at 16/44 bit perfect from your idevice to an Airport Express........connected to dac via toslink.

I have my Toslink cable connected now and working but no Qobuz yet so only Pandora SQ 4_gif. How does Qobuz through the Express/optical compare to a computer/USB do you know ?


For up to 96k PCM TOSLink has the potential to be better: No electrical noise issues. I can’t speak to the quality of the streaming services, but some internet radio is amazingly good.

#5
Ted Smith said
rogerdn said
4_gifaudiobill said Or skip all this and stream at 16/44 bit perfect from your idevice to an Airport Express........connected to dac via toslink.

I have my Toslink cable connected now and working but no Qobuz yet so only Pandora SQ 4_gif. How does Qobuz through the Express/optical compare to a computer/USB do you know ?

For up to 96k PCM TOSLink has the potential to be better: No electrical noise issues. I can’t speak to the quality of the streaming services, but some internet radio is amazingly good.


Yes I was also interested in what the Express might do to SQ.

#6
Ted Smith said

For up to 96k PCM TOSLink has the potential to be better: No electrical noise issues. I can’t speak to the quality of the streaming services, but some internet radio is amazingly good.

Hey Ted - Any stations you'd reccomend?

#7

Stereophile tested it as bit perfect…

http://www.stereophile.com/digitalprocessors/505apple/index.html


#8
crabby said
Ted Smith said

For up to 96k PCM TOSLink has the potential to be better: No electrical noise issues. I can’t speak to the quality of the streaming services, but some internet radio is amazingly good.

Hey Ted - Any stations you'd reccomend?
KPLU: NPR/Jazz: http://icy1.abacast.com/kplu-newsjazzaac-64

Linn Records has three high quality stations of Linn music: http://www.linn.co.uk/music#radio


#9

KPLU has some wonderfully interesting mixes.

CBC Music also has great music in many genres.

http://music.cbc.ca/#


#10

Thanks Ted.


#11

This is all getting amazingly complicated as playing music is getting more complicated than doing taxes.

Currently, I am using the simple “Plug Player” on my mac to wirelessly stream my collection from an NAS to my Directsteam. Not hard at all and plays without glitch. The next step will be to subscribe and connect to a hiresoultion streaming services such as QOBuz and then stream that wirelessly to my DSD. Will J River do that? Any other suggestions??

Thanks


#12

Welcome, BreadPolaco763!

As a non Mac or J River user I do not want to hazard a guess, but someone more knowledgeable than I should stumble along soon.