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  1. Hi al, one thing that really, really, really annoys me in the qobuz iOS app is the need to keep the qobuz app active and the iPhone awake when I am importing music. This means I have to sit and watch it while it is downloading and I cannot switch to another app - ie stereo.net.au to read, as doing so stops the download/import. I have to keep the app active and cannot switch out. so I cannot queue up 5, 10 or so albums to download - otherwise I am stuck on that screen and I have to keep stopping my phone from going to sleep because that also stops the import. this really
  2. Hi all, I’m looking for a good portable DAC that can be inserted into an iPhone and then allow me to plug a set of headphones into it. Not looking for a desktop device, but a portable dac that draws power from the iPhone - and allows me to listen to hires qobuz while commuting or travelling - hopefully up to 192khz. there seems to be a few models out there but some seem to suffer from “unfriendly” reviews. So are there any recommendations? thanks
  3. I also recall the Brashes store that was just around the corner. I loved going in there to check their merchandise out. That area in Phillip was a key area in its day - with Duratone, Kent and Brashes all within 200 metres of each other. What a way to spend a Saturday morning! I don’t recall the jazz venue - where was it? I recall the green room (or whatever it was called) that was about 8 or so doors down from Duratone and was upstairs. It was a live music venue. Can’t forget good ‘ole Kimbos which was a couple of blocks up the road. Loved that place.
  4. Hi all, some interesting items in the vintage hifi and radiogram auction at: https://www.allbids.com.au/c/antiques-art-memorabilia/antiques-vintage/vintage-hifi-electronics#!?page=1&count=100 An interesting mix and some old classics - ie, Revox r2r, Bose 301s, some Bakelite radios, jvc receiver, Sansui speakers, old radiograms, gramophone etc. I wonder what collection these came from....
  5. Hi all, The title says it all - what do you think is the best version of Beethoven’s piano concerto no.5 - otherwise known as the emperor? When I say the best, I am looking for quality of recording plus best interpretation. My favourite so far is Krystian Zimerman (piano) and Leonard Bernstein conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker. It is a live recording. I am open to listening to other versions though to see if any other version surpasses this version. For those not familiar with this piece of music, I suggest listen to it deeply, in a dark room and just focus on it. T
  6. I’m actually thinking of dropping Tidal, keeping qobuz (which I am enjoying) - but picking up a premium Spotify account instead of tidal. sure spotify doesn’t “plug into” roon but it has the better discovery option and it also allows me to easily ad new songs to my favourites when driving. Then use soundiiz to regularly sync both accounts.
  7. Hi all, does anyone here use IDAGIO as a streaming service? If so, how is it - and does it compliment qobuz well? Or is it not required for a qobuz subscriber?
  8. And don’t forget millennium hifi who were on the top floor across the road from duratone fir a small period of time. I think they may be related to millennium pa (or something like that) who are still around. I think valley hifi are still around but under a different name. - please correct me if I am wrong.
  9. I am rather disappointed. For some strange oddball reason, the qobuz iOS app doesn’t stream when in CarPlay mode. It only plays downloaded or imported music. 50% of my listening is done in the car and I can’t stream. Basically I need to keep tidal to stream music in my car. not very good. I currently subscribe to tidal and have paid for a year upfront with qobuz. Who would’ve thought that an app cannot stream when connected to the CarPlay module. So do I keep my services. I was really hoping to ditch tidal but looks like I have to keep it.
  10. Yes - recall him from a few discussions. I knew the guy who worked in the CD/music area too. He was very knowledgeable on music. Cant recall his name but he went to jbs after the music room closed - but didn’t last there very long. Very different clientele.
  11. It seems the iOS Qobuz app only plays imported or downloaded music and does not stream when in CarPlay mode. This is from various pages I have found - but are about 18 months old. I haven’t found anything newer. is this true - if so it sucks big time. Can anyone confirm this? not happy if this is so....
  12. Has anyone used the iOS Qobuz app in CarPlay mode yet? If so, did it work? i’ve tried It on 2 different iPhone models (iPhone 6s and 8 and it opens up but I don’t get any listing of artist, album, tracks, playlists etc. I get the horizontal menu giving me those options but no content, no lists etc. and yes I have loaded up my Qobuz account with albums and playlists, my tidal app works well, the Plexamp app works well and all my artists, playlists etc all load up and are displayed in those apps. But not in Qobuz. any ideas?
  13. I often wondered about the relationship between Miranda hifi in Canberra to the place of the same in Sydney.
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