From Technology Integrator Magazine:

“CEDIA Expo 2018 was the forum for the stateside debut of the Qobuz (pronounced co-buzz) Hi-Res Audio streaming and download service.

Executives Dan Mackta, managing director, and David Solomon, chief hi-res music evangelist, were on hand to talk up the service, which is priced at $24.99/month and $249/year and also offers a mid-tier version of its service at $20 a month. It offers streaming in standard FLAC files requiring no special hardware for the highest resolution.

The company’s catalog consists of two million native Hi-Res tracks, CD-quality through 24-bit/192kHz and ad-free, and content is said to include hard-to-find jazz and classical tracks. Additional content includes album reviews, interviews, biographical articles photos and artwork, as well as a recommendation/curation component.

Currently available in France, the service launches in October in the U.S.”

For the past several weeks we have had an evaluation account here at Command Performance. We’ve been very impressed and plan to purchase a full account for the store. This offering should be of particular interest to classical music lovers, but other genres are well represented too. And for all you classical fans, the catalog especially eclipses Tidal’s classical offerings.