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RE: MQA streaming?

The Oppo Sonica is another type of product again. It is a DAC with network playing attributes. It does not offer support for Qobuz, Tidal or other streaming services which therefore have to be acquired through another device connected to it ( hard wire or wifi, Apple airplay or Bluetooth although for hi-rez we have already discussed the limitation of the latter).

As you already have a well specified DAC in your amplifier you might consider what Sonica offers to be redundant in your system aside from its multi-room aspect ( though I am unsure if this is only available via the matching powered speaker) . However the Oppo also offers DSD capability which may or may not interest you. Purchased downloads only for this format of which the choice is comparatively limited especially if you disregard upsamples from lower resolution sources.

As The Oppo is an outboard DAC with its own power supply this is reflected in the cost of around 2.5 times that of the Yamaha.

You could well meet me again on Vinyl depending whether I can contribute to your query! Sorry :-)


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