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Puncher posted on Mon, Nov 25 2013 1:20 PM

For those of you who haven't tried them yet, Linn records are giving away a 24 bit master recording every day from the 1st of December until Christmas Day.

As an introduction, there's a choral piece from Handel's Messiah available for free download from now until the 1st.

See HERE

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Christian Christensen
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Thanks apprecite this, will download !

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Christian Christensen
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Thanks apprecite this, will download !

My re-capped M75 are my precious diamonds.

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Very interesting info. But how can I enjoy the sound quality with B&O equipment?

- Can Beosound 5 handle these files?

- Export to an IPad/IPhone via ITunes and then streaming to Apple TV?

- Export to an IPad/IPhone/Android device and streaming to Playmaker?

-Other solutions?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Greets

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Hi Räuber,

BeoSound 5 can handle 96 KHz-24 bit files pretty much "as is" (WMA, FLAC, but not ALAC - Apple Lossless). If the files proposed for free download on this site are at 192 KHz, you will therefore need to "downgrade" them to 96 KHz using software like XLD on the Mac (it's free). If the files proposed are in the Apple Lossless format (I haven't checked), then just convert them to FLAC. using the same software.

If you don't have a BeoSound 5, you can still enjoy this music via other means, but you will have to downgrade it further, to anything up to 48 KHz (maximum playable frequency rate by an Apple iPhone/iPad/Apple TV).

I hope this helps!

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Hi Raeuber,

1: The BS5 should e able to play them - if it is the FLAC version.

2: Exporting to iDevice streaming to ATV won't help you - FLAC doesn't work in this case.

All sound via AirPlay to ATV is reencoded in 16/44.1 ALAC.

3: You could import to the 'FLAC Player'-app on an iDevice (if you have enough space on it), and AirPlay to ATV/Playmaker.

But then again in 16/44.1 - (ATV supports up to 48khz playback)

4: Android ? How would you AirPlay? Would be 16/44.1 anyway! - I don't think that the DLNA/Playmaker supports 24/88.1 FLAC. The second ediition-Playmaker isn't even supporting FLAC.

 

But you could use a PC/Mac with a good USB-DAC to an analog audio-port in your BL-system.

Using a software like JRiver (PC or MAC) / Foobar (PC) does the trick - or iTunes with Audirvana (or similar) (on Mac), which gives you the possibility of autoswitching the sample rate when outputting different sample rates (in addition to playing FLAC in iTunes).

N.B. There is a lot to read, learn and experiment about these things!

 

For such files I use my Squeezebox Touch (with the Logitech Media Server running on a NAS) connected to the Line-in of the Playmaker.

The internal DAC of the Touch isn't bad at all - supports up to 24/96. And it supports 'gapless playback'!

There are several other ways of playing highres files on our B&O setup - but they would all involve external players/DAC's.

Another possibility (just thought of that) is playback via the OPPO BluRay Player (93/103).

 

Greetings Millemissen

 

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mbee replied on Mon, Nov 25 2013 4:15 PM

VANTAGE:
BeoSound 5 can handle 96 KHz-24 bit files pretty much "as is" (WMA, FLAC, but not ALAC - Apple Lossless). If the files proposed for free download on this site are at 192 KHz, you will therefore need to "downgrade" them to 96 KHz using software like XLD on the Mac (it's free)

I think that the BS5 can handle 192kHz, it's the Encore that goes "only" to 96KHz. (tested on my encore)

Qobuz is coming to european countries early december, you will be able to test this service (really better than Linn), where you can download infinitely the songs you have paid, on the format and frequency you like (if you buy a song in 192kHz, it's possible to download it in 96kHz directly, or even in lossy aac/mp3...)

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mbee replied on Mon, Nov 25 2013 4:24 PM

Millemissen:
All sound via AirPlay to ATV is recoded in 16/44.1 ALAAC.

Wrong, all sound is converted to 16/48 ALAC, which makes the Apple TV sound poorly compared to the CD source, even if the ATV is connected to a BV via HDMI (full digital)...

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Hi Mbee,

I know Qobuz pretty well, I even think it's safe to say that I'm a pretty good customer ;-)

As for BS5/BM5 playing 192 KHz, I am afraid I have never been able to do so on my system (details in my signature). I cannot go above 96 KHz. In effect, whether you use a BS5 Encore or a BS5/BM5 combo, the maximum achievable frequency rate is the same: 96 KHz. I'd love to be proven wrong though!

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@mbee

I beg you: where did you get the '14' from?

The ATV supports 16/44.1 (ALAC) as this is the native AirPlay bitrate (and upsamples to 48 when outputting).

And it supports 16/48 when playing back (audio from) video.

Greetings Millemissen

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VANTAGE:

As for BS5/BM5 playing 192 KHz, I am afraid I have never been able to do so on my system (details in my signature). I cannot go above 96 KHz. In effect, whether you use a BS5 Encore or a BS5/BM5 combo, the maximum achievable frequency rate is the same: 96 KHz. I'd love to be proven wrong though!

VANTAGE

The Linn downloads mentioned/asked in the op above are (highest bitrate) 24 bit/88.1khz - so whether the BS5 can handle 192 or 96 doesn't matter in this case.

Greetings Millemissen

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Razlaw replied on Mon, Nov 25 2013 5:42 PM
I have some music from Linn on my Beosound 5. Don't remember the resolution but they do sound wonderful. I did no conversion of them whatever the resolution. Is.

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Thanks a lot, downloaded and played. 

Alain

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mbee replied on Mon, Nov 25 2013 5:45 PM

Millemissen:
beg you: where did you get the '14' from?

The "14" is called a typo... I wanted to write 16/48... Big Smile Corrected !

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