Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#283

Pity the 24/192 seems to have the lowest dynamic range of the lot. I’m sure I have a decent sounding cd somewhere.

http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/dr?album=spiders+from+mars

Some vinyl is remastered all analogue, Analogue Productions stuff etc, if it doesn’t specifically say I tend to pass.


#284

That’s interesting. Where does it show that? HDT also offer a 24/96 version.

The CD versions I have sound quite rough & untidy.


#285

See above edit.


#286

The 24/192 Hunky Dory seems to do better. I’ll have to try & see what press my Ziggy LP is.


#287

I think some of the dearer Qobuz subscriptions allow downloading of Hires files at reduced prices.


#288

I keep hearing about this MQA thingy, I must look into it.


#289

I’ve got a rip of the 2003 SACD if you want to try that


#290

Don’t bother. It’s a solution looking for a problem.


#291

^^ This.

Bob Stuart’s not fucking daft, mind. It’s a beautiful exercise in psychoacoustics and placebo as they have different coloured LED that comes on with an “authenticated” signal. :roll_eyes:


#292

MQA is great.


#293

…for Bob Stuart’s wallet.


#294

I already have tidal, now I get MQA as part of it, win win :slight_smile:


#295

I banish thee over to pfm with the other MQA and ethernet cable wankpuffins.


#296

Which is the best sounding Ethernet cable?


#297

One long enough to reach the sockets.


#298

the most expensive and shiny one.


#299

You realise some of these people are probably using whatever spindly horror came with their home hubs, right? :poop::poop::poop::poop::poop::poop::poop:

No wonder they think MQA is a bit ordinaire

Plebs - everywhere I look - plebs…


#300

Calling @Mrs_Maureen_OPinion


#301

My personal favourite;

https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/51486?utm_source=AffiliateWindow


#302

Try these Stu, I definitely noticed an improvement over the Nordost

https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/8041/audioquest-diamond-rj-e-ethernet-cable-12m/

I’ve got a spare one if you would like me to post it to you :+1: