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RE: MQA streaming?

Me again. That's because we are both in the same time zone. I hope someone else contributes.

Anyway the answer is - you can't do it.

Three options:

1. Play the MQA file from Tidal on your computer upstairs using the desktop Tidal app to decode the MQA file ( the first fold). Then send the decoded file via Bluetooth to your amp's DAC downstairs.

This will not work because the decoded MQA file will have a data rate greater then the maximum limit of Bluetooth (inc.aptx) which is the same as CD i.e. 16/44.1.

2. Send the raw undecoded MQA file via Bluetooth to some kind of device that is connected to your amp and has an MQA decoding ability. Now you can send the raw MQA file because the Tidal app has a "Pass Through" option so that a full MQA equipped external DAC can do the job. However this won't work for you because MQA cannot survive passing through another codec ( which is what Bluetooth is).

3. Although there are streamers that have Tidal inbuilt ( like the Oppo Sonica), at the current time they are unable to access the Master (MQA) options which Tidal advise is only available through the desktop app.


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