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Feb 17, 2017
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Hmmm ... I thought Tidal streamed only up to CD quality (16/44.1) ... guess I will have to take another look at them. Got a Pono player to listen to Hi-rez, but their site/store/software is a dysfuncitonal mess right now - and they dont even put the fun in dysfunctional
Feb 17, 2017
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