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How do you think about Qobuz store?
Hello. I’m about six months into a one year subscription with Qobuz. Before I purchased the platform I did a side by side comparison with Tidal - I had a month remaining on Tidal at the time so I figured it was as good a time as any to see which o... 
Thiel Owners
So far as synergy with Thiel goes, from real-world, ownership perspective, I’ll offer up Pass Labs, Belles, and Modwright as my personal faves. All of them were mated to various tubed preamps at various times which is how I prefer things to be. Th... 
Thiel Owners
jafant...Like, wow - you finally committed to an amp!  Congratulations. Checked your system out in the Virtual Systems section - nice digs. The 2.4’s look remarkably more spiffy in a wood finish than plain ol’ black like the ones I have up for gra... 
Thiel Owners
Jafant...You’re pretty much smack dab in the heart of centralNassau County’s major shopping district.  Back in the day, within walking distance of where you’re working, there was Audio Exchange in the mall, a Crazy Eddie about three miles east of ... 
Thiel Owners
jafant You’re right in the thick of “Lawnguyland” in case you’ve noticed some of the local inflections. If the circumstances were different you could easily pop into places serving some decent Portuguese fare - there’s a couple within walking dist... 
EVER FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NITWIT DISCOVERING AN ARTIST LATE IN THE GAME?
Xenia Rubino.  Absolutely original artist.  Search the song "Help."  Wow. 
EVER FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NITWIT DISCOVERING AN ARTIST LATE IN THE GAME?
dweller...Yup - I know Chris had a daughter and I've been following her since discovery.  Good stuff.  Her live recordings are the better of the lot, methinks.  IMHO.  I also discovered a jazz artist,  Stephan Crumb,  who has some excellent releas... 
Thiel Owners
jafant...Everything is fine here, albeit a bit "On The Beach" for everyone.  I live out in the 'burbs (close to Stony Brook U.) so maintaining the socially acceptable distance between humans is not as difficult as it is for Manhattan residents.  M... 
What are you streaming tonight?
Right now I’m between pairs of speakers for my two channel rig in the living so my experiences with dropouts were encountered on my iMac desktop in a near-field situation. I’m using a Node 2 there. I’ve had multiple real-world sessions with Tidal ... 
What are you streaming tonight?
I've been dancing on the edge of the loyal Apple volcano for a while now but when they replaced iTunes with Apple Music AND totally abandoned classic iPod owners like me-self that was the last straw.  First off,  Apple Music just plain sucks.  The... 
Thiel Owners
jazzman...A small number of b&m retailers remain throughout NY metro which is fortunate for moi in terms of visiting them, and having pretty much dropped in on all of them at one time or another, a nice little education in a lot of very good s... 
Thiel Owners
jafant...My local bricks and mortar buds,  Audio Den located in beautiful downtown Lake Grove, NY - a town with neither a lake nor a grove - only recently relocated into a new space a little further away from my home.  Their new location is now a ... 
Thiel Owners
R. I. P. McCoy Tyner. I was first properly introduced to jazz by a stereotypically whacky high school English teacher who loved Hemingway and possessed a pretty decent physical resemblance to him. One night after retiring from a local pub we went ... 
EVER FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NITWIT DISCOVERING AN ARTIST LATE IN THE GAME?
The streaming thing has definitely exposed me to a lot of new artists but I have to respect those I really enjoy and purchase their stuff because the royalties on streamed are pathetic.  I'm something of a lifelong half-assed artist me-self and I ... 
EVER FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NITWIT DISCOVERING AN ARTIST LATE IN THE GAME?
artikdeth...Good post!  I have another, The Tragically Hip.  Lead singer died shortly after I “discovered” them. i seem to be something akin to a Flying Dutchman with some of my finds. Thanks to the HBO series “The Deuce”,  I found myself really d...