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Streaming Quality Limitations

  • 11 January 2020
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I subscribe to The Premium Primephonic streaming service which I use through Connect to a reasonably high end system. I would have signed up to the Platinum service but there seems little point as Sonos doesn't support 24bit FLAC. This seems to be a limitation as other streamers like Tidal are offering this higher bit rate service and of course labels like Chandos offer recording downloads at the higher sampling rates. The only solution appears to be switching to digital streamers aimed at audiophiles such as Bluesound, Cambridge, Linn etc.

Am I missing something or do others find this a limitation? 


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Hi.  There are many threads on the forum, containing varying degrees of acrimony, as to whether or not there is any scientific basis for believing that HiRes offers any audible benefit.  I understand that you are coming to this fresh, but I don’t think there is anything more to be said on this topic. If you type ‘hires’ into the search box here you should see what I mean…..

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Thanks John, will do.

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