If you think Qobuz classical search is bad just try your public library. They have SACDs but never noted.
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A question for anyone that has downloaded a Hi Res album from Qobuz, do you have any issues playing it from a usb thumb drive? I recently purchased a Marantz SA10 and tried to play it from the usb thumb drive and was unable to play the Qobuz download. I have no problem playing .wav files from another download source and just curious if anyone else had the same experience.
@Dan - yes, when I attempt to stream an album downloaded from Qobuz (I always download wav format) through my Oppo 105, the Oppo gets tripped up for some reason. By that I mean: usually after the first song the Oppo somehow gets confused and either starts skipping tracks or just stops playing altogether. My Bryston BDP-2 plays those same tracks just fine, however. Through trial and error, I learned that there is something with the tags that is messing the Oppo up. The fix is easy: just wipe clear any and all tagging from the original downloaded Qobuz files, put your own tags back in, and then use your preferred file converter to convert the files from Wav to Wav, or Wav to Flac, or Wav to whatever you prefer. The Oppo then plays the files flawlessly.
@Op - haven’t noticed any perceived lower SQ from Qobuz hi-res downloads vs. hi-res downloads sold by other vendors. In fact, some hi-res downloads from those other vendors (one popular one in particular I’m thinking of) have been a disappointment SQ-wise, not to mention they charge more $ than Qobuz.
Thanks, the one file in particular I downloaded prior to buying the Marantz SA10 and had no problem if I remember correctly playing it on my Oppo 103. It went from my Oppo thru HDMI to my Krell Foundation with no issues. Once I bought the SA10 that .wav file would just lock up my player. I have deleted the file from my thumb drive and my computer then downloaded it again to my computer and thumb drive. Still having the same issue and reached out for help from Qobuz and the only response was to contact Marantz and ask them why it doesn't play. They closed my ticket like it was resolved :-( If what you say about sound quality on another site is true I would really hate to limit myself but hate throwing away $20 on a 24/96 download and not being able to play it.