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post #16 of 83

I think when it first went up, at was like $119. Then they took the buy link down. We will see if it stays reasonable when they re post the buy option.  

post #17 of 83

I hope they also consider to give a discount on the player price to those who have the app for iphone installed.  I bought it and works very nice...

post #18 of 83

 

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I think when it first went up, at was like $119. Then they took the buy link down. We will see if it stays reasonable when they re post the buy option.  


If they release the Fidelia on the Mac app store and make it more attractive to the masses it may be possible to bring down the price.

post #19 of 83

 

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I hope they also consider to give a discount on the player price to those who have the app for iphone installed.  I bought it and works very nice...

 

That would be nice, I also bought it.

post #20 of 83

After spending some time listening to Horowitz playing Chopin, Fidelia has the edge for me in sound quality over Decibel, with iZotope upsampling and dither enabled. The problem is I have too much gear that up-samples, to be made more complex once some better-quality clock chips arrive.

post #21 of 83
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WarriorAnt, unless I am misunderstanding you, this is not exactly correct. With Fidelia, I am able to access my iTunes playlists just as I have organized them. Granted, if I make changes in iTunes, then Fidelia currently requires a restart to grab the changes. But all my playlists are in Fidelia.
 



Sorry I meant to say Fidelia is somewhat limited in its presentation of the iTunes library.   It seems all you can access is:

 

Name/Artist/Album/Kind/File Size/Length/Track#/Disc#/Sample Rate.  All of this is found and can be selected from Fidelia's View Menu in that order.  You are limited to only those choices which have to be selected from Fidelia.

 

The iTunes Library offers 39 different categories for its library.

 

I have my iTunes library set up in the following manner.

 

Name/Time/Artist/ Genre/Album by Artist-Year/Bit Rate/Date Added/Size/Plays/Year/ Rating/Comments/Composer/Kind/Last Played/Sample Rate.

 

The most important of these categories to me is "Date Added". I keep my library sorted by "Date Added".  This way I can get to the new stuff more readily otherwise I tend to lose track of what I've been adding. "Plays" also helps me to see if I've even played something yet.   Without those 2 category sorting selections I'm lost.

 

Fidelia doesn't seem to "mirror" the iTunes list.  It has its own limited sorting choices available from its View menu.

 

I'd rather see something that can simply mirror the iTunes library or better yet let you select a song from the iTunes menu itself and then play it from there the way Amarra does.

 

If I'm wrong about Fidelia's sorting let me know because I would like to use it instead of iTunes.

 

 

 

 

post #22 of 83

Regarding  Fidelia's price and release this is the answer I got:

 

"Information about Fideila's price and release date will available from our website soon.

 

Thanks for your interest."

post #23 of 83

Just thought i would let people know that Fidelia is now available for purchase. The base program is $20.  The advanced program that includes hog and advanced settings for iZotope SRC is an addtional $50 in the add on store.

post #24 of 83

$20 for the basic licence. Extra features are available for $50 more. I'm sold on it, especially considering the speed of their response to suggestions.  My suggestion was that they give it a very competitive price - ha!

post #25 of 83
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$20 for the basic licence. Extra features are available for $50 more. I'm sold on it, especially considering the speed of their response to suggestions.  My suggestion was that they give it a very competitive price - ha!


And they certainly did!

post #26 of 83
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And they certainly did!


Agreed. And worth it.
post #27 of 83

 

Hi Everyone... Oh Happy Day!

I have had the incredible privilege of being one of the beta testers for Fidelia for at least the last nine months. I can assure you that after countless hours of listening that Fidelia is a (if not the) world-class music player. I have been waiting so long for this day. It was killing me not to tell everyone about it. The guys at Audiophile Engineering are professional, personable and on top of the game. They have big plans for Fidelia. I sense that this release is just the beginning of what they have in mind and can do. I could go on and on about how good Fidelia sounds, but that doesn't matter. Just go and try it out for yourself... you be the judge of its performance (and value). Run Fidelia with a good DAC (I use a Wyrd-4-sound DAC-2, all the review about it are true BTW) and (I know this is really difficult to believe, but trust me here) a really good USB cable like the Locus Polestar and your jaw will hit hit the floor in the first 10 seconds. Take away Fidelia or take away the Polestar cable (I know it's crazy) and the magic dies. AE is a value minded company... they think delivering world class audio software for ridiculously low prices is fun. If you have a Mac... you really don't have a choice! Knowing what I know, if I didn't have a Mac, I'd go get one. I've spent days trying to get a PC running J River to sound the same... it won't... you can only get about half-way there to what a Mac Mini running Fidelia sounds like. And BTW, Fidelia's acceptance of VST and Audio Unit plugins works flawlessly. The iPhone/iiPad/iTouch Remote App is the icing on the proverbial cake. These are indeed GREAT times for computer based audio playback!

post #28 of 83
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And they certainly did!




Agreed. And worth it.

 

Great price, great sound, I'm enjoying a lot the remote on my iPhone, this piece of software for sure will be a must have very soon in the audiophile world.


 

post #29 of 83

Have they improved the access to the iTunes library or is it still limited?

post #30 of 83
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Have they improved the access to the iTunes library or is it still limited?

Not sure what you mean by "limited," WarriorAnt. My full iTunes library is accessible, but changes in the library are still not reflected in Fidelia without a restart. Granted, a modest PITA, but not severe, at least, not IMHO.
 

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