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In Reply to: RE: identifying streaming quality on Tidal posted by Jim D. on July 12, 2017 at 08:55:30
When you bring up Tidal within Roon, there are couple sections that will list Albums that are "Masters" as well as curated Playlists that are "Masters". In Tidal terminology "Masters" are MQA encoded streams.
Roon will report the signal path including information on the Tidal file being streamed. For example, most are "redbook" 44.1KHz 16bit 2ch but it will also report higher resolution streams such as 48KHz 24bit 2ch, MQA 192KHz.
You can also fairly easily find "Masters" or MQA content in Tidal via Roon. See some sample screen shots below. These are from my iPad as I use the Roon App to control my local library as well as Tidal streaming from my Mac Mini.
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when using Roon?
The computer is still doing the partial MQA decoding, but in this setup it really doesn't matter 'cuz I wouldn't consider the iPad over wifi to be an 'audiophile approved' end-point anyway. ;-) And I haven't bought into the whole MQA buzz in the first place.
My post was to mainly show the OP how Roon can help us find MQA content and 'see' the signal path and the resolution of the stream.
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