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Podcast #16 – Amazon Music HD, RMAF/CEDIA 2019

  • The last time Jeff Dorgay and I sat down for a chat over Internet wires, Munich High-End 2019 had just wrapped and I wanted to talk about lifestyle products. At the end of that podcast, I’d gone out on a limb with a Munich-sourced rumour: that Amazon Music would soon launch a lossless/hi-res streaming tier.

    This week, Amazon Music made good on that rumour, launching an HD service that offers a CD-quality streaming service with up to ten percent of its 50 million song library available also as hi-res streams. A good time then to get Dorgay back behind a microphone for us to discuss this fresh development; one that threatens to rock the boat carrying those who care about data rates.

    Dorgay also shares his experiences at RMAF 2019 and CEDIA 2019 that took place (one week apart) in Denver earlier this month. Listen here:

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