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To save anyone else wasting time.......  After reading last months PC Mag online article inferring that Ultra HD is available in Oz!   

 

It isn't.   

 

They told me that they are "working on it".    So, I guess we all still have to put up with Tidal..... unless you have a vpn, I suppose.

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On 7/23/2021 at 6:45 PM, rand129678 said:

 

Even though that's PC Mag Australia, all the pricing is US dollars. The author of the article is New York based.

 

HD isn't available here in Oz yet.

 

Yeah, double checked. Definitely not. Trailing Tidal ATM.

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3 minutes ago, Marc said:

So that's what caught be by surprise. It seems it has and they have not made a big song and dance about it?

I signed up just to check and I am definitely able to access Ultra HD content. Get the free 3 months trial and tell me if I'm going crazy?

https://amzn.to/3B5zoDt

 

 

Wowza, this is big news if true. I'll try myself soon.

 

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15 minutes ago, Marc said:

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Yep it's definitely here. Playing at my end too. 

 

Worthy of front page news !

 

Everything is output to 24bit/192kHz to my USB DAC interestingly.

 

Regardless what sample rate the album is, all is output (upsampled?) to 24/192.

 

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57 minutes ago, rand129678 said:

Wowza, this is big news if true. I'll try myself soon.

 

 

Thread renamed! I better write that story in the morning!

 

"Amazon Music HD Launches Silently in Australia" ....

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I wish there was a way to bulk add an artists catalogue to to your music library.. The click on each album approach is very time consuming if you are adding 40 or so artists.  Seems to be a problem in

most of the streaming services.  I know some have an import/export playlist facility.

 

The Ultra HD tracks do sound very good.  Found some albums in the genres I listen too that aren’t available to stream in Ultra HD anywhere else. 👍

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On 22/10/2021 at 1:38 PM, smithadam27 said:

Amazon music HD is now available in Australia, $11.99/month with 3 months free for new subscribers. 

Thanks!  Trying it through my Node 2i.  Definitely not as well integrated into Bluos as Tidal.... Sounds slightly brighter though my 800s but it's still early days.  I like the Amazon playlists much better than Tidal.

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1 hour ago, rand129678 said:

 

Could you share a couple specific example albums?

 


 

GMO & Dense, album “Distances”

 

Kayla Scintilla, album “Gaian Code”

 

Eartha Harris (featuring Bluetech), album “Mirror Suit”.

 

There are more, but I’m pretty sure we don’t have similar musical tastes 🙂.
 

Happy hunting. I only signed up this morning after reading Marc’s post, so I’m still exploring. 👍

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8 minutes ago, Niktech said:


 

GMO & Dense, album “Distances”

 

Kayla Scintilla, album “Gaian Code”

 

Eartha Harris (featuring Bluetech), album “Mirror Suit”.

 

There are more, but I’m pretty sure we don’t have similar musical tastes 🙂.
 

Happy hunting. I only signed up this morning after reading Marc’s post, so I’m still exploring. 👍

 

Cheers. All 3 of those are in Apple Music Lossless.

 

I'm always curious to see any big differences in the catalogues between the big streaming services.

 

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5 minutes ago, rand129678 said:

 

Cheers. All 3 of those are in Apple Music Lossless.

 

I'm always curious to see any big differences in the catalogues between the big streaming services.

 

Yep, but they are are only “Lossless” in Apple Music. 

 

Cheers

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5 minutes ago, Niktech said:

Yep, but they are are only “Lossless” in Apple Music. 

 

Cheers

 

If you press on the album quality in the Amazon Music HD app it will tell you the quality.

 

See attached example for "Distances" - it is 24/44.1. Nice album btw! Just playing now.

 

The Ultra HD name is just a random name Amazon came up with.

 

The actual format of the music is equivalent to what Apple has called 'Lossless'.

 

If you see Amazon's description for UltraHD it also mentions 'Lossless'.

 

The Amazon and Apple Music libraries are very similar when you dig deeper in the comparisons.

 

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Lossless in Apple for these albums is 16bit /44.1 kHz or CD Quality. I use Apple Music frequently.

 

Apple Hi res is 24 bits /44.1 up to 192khz. 

 

Ultra HD in the case of “Distances” and the other albums I quoted in Amazon are 24 bit /44.1 KHz and the resolution is noticeable.

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