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If you are a veteran you can't beat this deal.
I've been on that Tidal deal for about a year now thanks to another inmate who alerted me to it.
...but maybe a more recent subscriber will have better detail.
What's their highest resolution, 16/44?????
Tidal HiFi is at least 16/44, 24/96 and 24/192 for some MQA streams. The first MQA unfold to 24/96 can be done in your software player w/o a MQA DAC. A MQA DAC will do the full unfold to 24/192 and light up a special LED during MQA decode*
I also subscribe to Qobuz and they both offer comparable sound quality. Not all Qobuz streams are 'hi-res', some are 16/44 just like Tidal HiFi.
*IMHO MQA is a smoke and mirrors tech solution to a problem that doesn't exist. It offers little if any benefit to the listener but creates a nice revenue stream to the license holder of this proprietary sham. Oh, and owners of MQA DACs get to see their special MQA LED light up proving that it must be sounding better.
Now ask me how I really feel about MQA ! ;-)
Will the Bluesound Node 2i do the full unfold as you describe?
Bluesound Node 2i is still flaky with support for Roon and I can't say how reliable they are for MQA. The link below might answer your question.
When I subscribed to Tidal their highest resolution digital was only 16/44 PCM plus MQA. Maybe I should resubscribe to Tidal. I though MQA sounded pretty good but I wanted higher resolution digital so I switched to Qobuz.
Both Qobuz and Tidal stream at a minimum, true CD quality. They both sound excellent.
But Qobuz is proof that streaming full 'hi-res' at 24/192 doesn't require MQA or other proprietary smoke and mirrors. While Tidal streams a minimum of 16/44 - which sounds excellent - they use MQA for anything higher including 24/96 and 24/192.
16/44, 24/96 or for some MQA files, 24/192.
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