So long Spotify, Pono, CD’s, etc. There’s a new kid on the block and he’s not a lightweight. TIDAL is a new streaming service offering FLAC, i.e. CD quality. The library is enormous and a blast to go through. I was really surprised they had some of the bands I was throwing at it. The first week is free, then it’s $19.95 a month. So, for the price of a single CD, you get them all! You will need to download Google Chrome to access the higher resolution. This is just the beginning. With Google Fiber, higher quality streaming will be the norm. Hopefully musicians will get paid.
Harbeth’s Super HL5plus produces breathtaking transparency, a huge soundstage and total immersion in the performance. This speaker creates a rich bass and sweet midrange that brings acoustic music alive.
This is the latest generation of Dudley Harwood’s original HL-Monitor: the cabinet is still engineered in the BBC tradition of removable ‘thin-wall’ panels for a totally true-to-life sound.
Retaining the classic ‘two cubic foot’ proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5plus relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity.
The 20mm main tweeter is augmented by a SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.