The Occasional Podcast is joined by none other than David Solomon of Qobuz this week. David shares a ton of great information on digital streaming – how to get the most out of your system and even how to avoid some of the pitfalls that commonly occur.
Digital audio has evolved quite a bit in the last 10 years and streaming is a huge part of that. Services like Qobuz now offer some of the highest quality available (depending on what the record label releases, of course). While analog records will always hold a soft spot in our hearts, it is hard to deny the convenience and ultimately now, quality of digital streaming.
David drops all his tips, tricks and setup help to get things rolling with digital streaming. His recommendations for new gear and technology options are both a great way to get started, and also helpful to those who are already up and running.
The Occasional Podcast is launching into their 9th season with this episode interviewing streaming digital audio, but previous episodes include 5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, coverage of the HIGHEND Munich 2023, interviews with Steve Guttenberg, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker, A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFi, Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph Audio, Pro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction.
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