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Posted on January 5, 2017 at 11:51:07
ahendler
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Finally,
Tidal now streaming MQA from there site
If you have Tidal and don't see the HIFI/Master setting you probably have to re load the latest version of Tidal. Sounds really good decoded with my Meridian Explorer 2 dac
Alan

 

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RE: MQA, posted on January 5, 2017 at 14:58:37
Fitzcaraldo215
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Well, the audacity! You have actually listened to it, unlike the armies of critics and fearmongers who knew from the get go that it was vaporware. It was merely a get rich quick scheme to impose DRM on all our music. Belief alone makes it clear that it could not possiby sound any good, but here you are saying it does. Shame on you.

 

RE: MQA, posted on January 5, 2017 at 15:53:08
bigshow
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How do you reload Tidal?
bigshow

 

Tell the truth, Alan...., posted on January 5, 2017 at 16:05:48
Ivan303
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How does it compare with the Audio-GD Master 7 on the same TIDAL stream?

And does ALL of TIDAL's catalog cause the MQA light to light up?

I'm getting a new computer for the office and already have a Master-7 in my main system and a Master-11 hooked to a MacBook Air in my living room easy chair so there would be a need for something in the office and the Meridian Explorer II might be worth a try as it is not overpriced for a what appears to be a self-powered USB DAC/Headphone amp.







 

I just got an invite to update TIDAL after resarting my computer..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 16:08:19
Ivan303
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at it was part of the update.

Version: 2.1.1.160 (W: 1.19.4--7) (NP: 2.3.20)



 

RE: Tell the truth, Alan...., posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:48:00
ahendler
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Only albums shown under the master listings light up the light. The majority of files are still 16/44 non MQA
I am not going to do the MQA decoded vs Master 7 MQA non decoded.
I will tell you my friend in florida has the same Master 7 setup as me and he invited a friend over to compare Tidal MQA files vs the same non mqa files and listened for 3-4 hours. There conclusion was that in almost every case the non decoded MQA files sounded better than the non MQA files.
Alan

 

RE: MQA, posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:49:22
ahendler
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I apologise
Alan

 

RE: MQA, posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:51:01
ahendler
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Go back to Tidal.com and do a new download of Tidal. Select yes when asked to replace the original file
Alan

 

RE: I just got an invite to update TIDAL after resarting my computer..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:52:22
ahendler
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Version: 2.1.1.160 (W: 1.19.4--7) (NP: 2.3.20)
That is the version you need for MQA on Tidal
Alan

 

RE: MQA, posted on January 6, 2017 at 06:47:07
bigshow
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Thanks, that got it. I'm not the most computer savvy guy.
bigshow

 

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