Deezer, the second-largest streaming music service in terms of paid subscribers, has announced its US debut with the upcoming launch of a new high-resolution subscription. Dubbed Deezer Elite, the premium offering works exclusively on Sonos systems and offers audio quality on par with CDs.
US customers will have access to the Deezer Elite beta starting September 15 through a partnership with Sonos and its professional installers. The service will then roll out globally at a later date.
At launch, Deezer Elite will offer a promotional price of $120 for the year or $14.99 a month, but the monthly fee will eventually rise to $19.99. Sonos owners will have access to a 30-day free trial.
The service streams music in the lossless FLAC format with a quality of 16-bit/44.1kHz. That equates to roughly a 1,411 kbps bitrate, a vast improvement over the existing 320 kbps streams from Rdio and Spotify. 90 percent of Deezer’s 35-million song catalog is eligible to stream at the higher Elite rate.
In a nuthsell: deezer o să aducă calitatea flac pe serviciul de streaming. Ceea ce mă miră pe mine este faptul că au dat drumul la serviciu în US, acolo unde încă dial-up-ul face legea.
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