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  1. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Back when I was in high school, speaking late 70s here LOL ,, it was Chris Winter with his late night program on 2JJ that introduced me to the 'transcendental' John McLaughlin. It was actually a segment on the violinist Jerry Goodman. Not strictly a jazz record, but a cross between "jazz fusion" and "world fusion". One of my 'desert island discs' , I'm streaming "My Goal's Beyond" which features not only Jerry Goodman but also Charlie Haden and Dave Liebman.
  2. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    One that deserves a high-res release Marilyn Moore — "Moody" currently streaming
  3. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    I've waited for a long time for this and I'm not disappointed.. I agree with Soundfan, great transfer, wonderful package A high-res 24-bit, 96 kHz version is available through HDtracks http://www.hdtracks.com/les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-hi-res-audio
  4. Random Music that just popped into your head

    We got to make the most of it.. well ..while we still have it Mello LOL
  5. SNA acquires DTV forum.

    Thanks Mark and everyone concerned .. a lot of fond memories here —Skid MacMarx
  6. Random Music that just popped into your head

    From Melbourne, Jim Lawrie
  7. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Streaming via Spotify Elmo Hope — Hope-Full
  8. Another DTVForum Refugee

    Yes, MQA would be the most contentious topic at the moment.
  9. Another DTVForum Refugee

    Back when DVB-T was first introduced .. it was the place for early adopters to go to quiz the network technicians. At its height, it was a great resource and place to meet like minds. Over the years, there were a few quite passionate debates;.. HD versus SD multichannelling (ABC Kids, Fly) ,, HD-DVD versus Blu-ray.,,, Now we talk about streaming and downloads LOL
  10. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Sony Music in the US have released further titles from the MONO box set as 24-bit downloads (Kind Of Blue Mono 24-bit download was released at the same time as the box set) Sketches Of Spain (Mono Version) http://www.hdtracks.com/sketches-of-spain-mono-version Porgy And Bess (Mono Version) http://www.hdtracks.com/porgy-and-bess-mono-version Miles Ahead (Mono Version) http://www.hdtracks.com/miles-ahead-mono-version Someday My Prince Will Come (Mono Version) http://www.hdtracks.com/someday-my-prince-will-come-mono-version "The new mono release sounds better differentiated, darker and deeper. This is the kind of sound I like. In comparison, the stereo versions released by Sony in the Master Sound series were quite reasonable, but not enough resolving, as if slightly clouded. The new version beat them with presence and density." http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue73/davis_mono.htm
  11. Where to buy digital tracks?

    Yes, many of the international download sites like HD TRACKS (USA), HIGHRESAUDIO (Germany), and QOBUZ (France) have geo-blocking. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo-blocking#Australia And, VPN software that circumvents these blocks can be an added expense https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network Depending on your play-back equipment, I advised purchasing "lossless" 16-bit, 44.1kHz and above. Over 20-bit, 48 kHz is regarded as "high-res" https://www.riaa.com/high-resolution-audio-initiative-gets-major-boost-with-new-hi-res-music-logo-and-branding-materials-for-digital-retailers/ Naturally, the higher resolution, the more expensive the download As for Joan Armatrading in particular, there doesn't appear to be any high-res releases on any of the above overseas sites Sadly, zDigital in Australia only offers JA lossy MP3 downloads...although it appears you can buy single tracks from them. https://www.zdigital.com.au/search?q=Joan Armatrading
  12. The Beatles

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Stereo and 5.1 Remix, May 26 http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-super-deluxe-edition/#more-130851 http://www.universal-music.co.jp/p/UICY-78342/
  13. It would be interesting what bit rate the Norwegians are using .. then again, what band are they using;; MF, VHF? But the transition has faced a considerable amount of scepticism, with many listeners complaining in Bodø that their radio reception was poor.“This morning I put my DAB radio on and it had a very glitchy sound,” said Lasse Marhaug, a sound artist and composer. “And digitial glitching is not as warm as an FM crackle. It made me think maybe it’s not such a good idea. In Norway we’re so keen to be first with everything, I wonder if we’re not going into this too fast.” Norway ignores bad reception and starts FM radio switch-off
  14. "There's been very isolated adoption of 128kb/s by DAB+ stations." — MLXX It appears 128 kb/s is the sweet spot .. There should have been an ACMA standard set when DAB+ was launched ...that streams must match the same 'perceived' sound quality as the FM signal.. I don't expect digital radio stations to match CD quality but it should be an improvement over FM.