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Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
2017-12-19, 23:05
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-19 14:01)Wat Wrote:  I think in a year Apple, Amazon or both will have a high resolution solution available.

I'd seriously doubt that. High-res is a niche market big players are not interested in.

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2017-12-20, 09:31
Post: #22
RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-19 15:44)moomintroll Wrote:  
(2017-12-19 14:58)mcgillroy Wrote:  Deezer and Spotify Premium are viable alternatives, Quboz if it indeed arrives in the USA beats Tidal in pretty much any department - except Hip Hop Wink

I originally chose Tidal over Qobuz because of content, but I’ve just looked at Qobuz and, so far, they seem to have everything I listen to on Tidal, so wouldn’t have any problem in switching. In fact, as Qobuz can be had for £199.99 a year as a one off payment, I may well switch anyway once I’ve looked a little more.

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Hi 'Troll,

Where have you seen this? Says £219.99 on my screen for Sublime.

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2017-12-20, 10:04
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-20 09:31)benfield1 Wrote:  Hi 'Troll,

Where have you seen this? Says £219.99 on my screen for Sublime.

Andy


It's £199.99 for HiFi, £219.99 for Sublime. If I were to pay for a year though, the extra £20 seems like a no-brainer.

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2017-12-20, 14:12
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-19 15:44)moomintroll Wrote:  
(2017-12-19 14:58)mcgillroy Wrote:  Deezer and Spotify Premium are viable alternatives, Quboz if it indeed arrives in the USA beats Tidal in pretty much any department - except Hip Hop Wink

I originally chose Tidal over Qobuz because of content, but I’ve just looked at Qobuz and, so far, they seem to have everything I listen to on Tidal, so wouldn’t have any problem in switching. In fact, as Qobuz can be had for £199.99 a year as a one off payment, I may well switch anyway once I’ve looked a little more.

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Also Qobuz are pretty good at adding content if you send them an email request. They did'nt reply to my e-mail but the requested album appeared a few days later (in Hires)

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2017-12-20, 16:25
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-20 10:04)timster Wrote:  
(2017-12-20 09:31)benfield1 Wrote:  Hi 'Troll,

Where have you seen this? Says £219.99 on my screen for Sublime.

Andy


It's £199.99 for HiFi, £219.99 for Sublime. If I were to pay for a year though, the extra £20 seems like a no-brainer.

I agree with that but I'd struggle to justify an extra £10 a month for Sublime plus.
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2017-12-21, 11:00
Post: #26
RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-20 16:25)benfield1 Wrote:  
(2017-12-20 10:04)timster Wrote:  
(2017-12-20 09:31)benfield1 Wrote:  Hi 'Troll,

Where have you seen this? Says £219.99 on my screen for Sublime.

Andy


It's £199.99 for HiFi, £219.99 for Sublime. If I were to pay for a year though, the extra £20 seems like a no-brainer.

I agree with that but I'd struggle to justify an extra £10 a month for Sublime plus.

You can buy high ress albums against discount prices.
These albums can directly be streamed in high res example 24/196 for example.
If you buy high ress albums its a no brainer tbh the discount on the albums is huge.

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2017-12-26, 20:30
Post: #27
RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
Tidal for Apple TV is now available.
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2017-12-26, 21:49
Post: #28
RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-19 08:47)andy2 Wrote:  RE: Does Linn have a ’Plan B’ for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?

What would that ’plan’ B be?

Has Porsche been busy building it’s own network of non restricted roads since the 1974 National Maximum Speed Law prohibited speeds over 55mph?
Have I missed something?

No need to do so for Porsche et. al.: I cannot recall any German city with a similar proportion of cars that sport four exhaust pipes like in Washington DC ;-)

But unfortunately, your analysis still holds IMHO. If Tidal drowns it's not Linn's business. Maybe Tidal should team up with Neil Young's Pono project. Looks pretty much stalled as well.

The sad truth (that we here all try to ignore) is: SQ does'nt matter at all to the average listener. People have spoiled their musical judgement by Walkmans, MP3s with dynamic compression, and lack of life music experiences. Betting your company on better SQ is so ridiculous, if you're aiming at the mass market.
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2018-01-09, 21:13 (This post was last modified: 2018-01-09 21:21 by WillyAk.)
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2017-12-19 03:52)vicdiaz Wrote:  Recent news is that Tidal has cash left for more 6 months and may go under if they don't receive a cash infusion. As a long time DS user I would like to know what is Linn's plan for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under. As far as I know for copyright reasons Qobuz is not available in the U.S. or is illegal to stream it, and Spotify is not an option since there is no lossless streaming available. Deezer would be an option but I have not seen any comments from Linn so far.

Recent tweet from Qobuz:

We're in #LasVegas for the Consumer Electronic Show (@CES), the largest global event dedicated to consumer electronics. Qobuz shares the celebration and exhibits at the Digital Electronic Group (#DEG) booth - announcing its US launch for mid-2018!
#CES2018 #Hires #USA
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2018-01-09, 21:55
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RE: Does Linn has a 'Plan B' for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under?
(2018-01-09 21:13)WillyAk Wrote:  
(2017-12-19 03:52)vicdiaz Wrote:  Recent news is that Tidal has cash left for more 6 months and may go under if they don't receive a cash infusion. As a long time DS user I would like to know what is Linn's plan for U.S. DS users if Tidal goes under. As far as I know for copyright reasons Qobuz is not available in the U.S. or is illegal to stream it, and Spotify is not an option since there is no lossless streaming available. Deezer would be an option but I have not seen any comments from Linn so far.

Recent tweet from Qobuz:

We're in #LasVegas for the Consumer Electronic Show (@CES), the largest global event dedicated to consumer electronics. Qobuz shares the celebration and exhibits at the Digital Electronic Group (#DEG) booth - announcing its US launch for mid-2018!
#CES2018 #Hires #USA
I saw that and couldn’t work out if the date referred to Qobuz, the hardware or both.
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