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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiophil View Post
    I have to be honest, I was sitting in my office cursing you today. I can't say I got much real work done. That said, I'm very glad that at the end of the day you're getting the best resolution you can, and I hope our discourse helps others find their way. Happy listening!

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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Bob,

    For me, it's a nice revelation too, for no extra money, until I decide what dac to go with for MQA. Enjoy!
    Hi Joe, being basically free if you have a computer and any dac, it's quite amazing. Exciting times, somehow I didn't see this one coming, I think it's going to be a big thing.
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody View Post
    Ok! From the slow learner here and the spreader of bad information - I got the desktop Tidal app to pay through the msb non mqa dac. It shows 32/88K on the dac on the Iron and Wine.

    Through the Aurender all you see is 24/48.

    After just a few quick listens to a few tracks off of 3 albums, Iron and Wine, Joni Mitchel and James Taylor the 32/88 coming directly from the Tidal desktop app connected via usb to the msb non-mqa dac vs. the 24/48 same Masters tracks that were favorited over to the Aurender from the desktop, there again is a NOTICEABLE difference.

    The 24/48 still seems to have the same sonic signature and is definitely vinyl type sounding to me, but the 32/88 from the desktop app takes it to another level. Maybe 25% better?...which is a lot. It's more fuller sounding and has less of an edge to the sound.

    Andy, from the forum is going to bring over his Brooklyn DAC and we are going to see what an MQA dac sounds like now vs. the 32/88 from the computer, which is now the premium MQA sound that I am getting.

    Thx Phil and Chris, appreciate it.
    Bob...let's do this today. What do you say?


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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by La Dolce Vita View Post
    Bob...let's do this today. What do you say?


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    Morning Andy,

    I'm already listening to Joni Mitchell from 24/96 MQA via my Macbook air

    Today is good, just let me know what approximate time. Looking forward to it!!!
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody View Post
    Morning Andy,

    I'm already listening to Joni Mitchell from 24/96 MQA via my Macbook air

    Today is good, just let me know what approximate time. Looking forward to it!!!
    Great to hear! absolutely...will do!


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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by La Dolce Vita View Post
    Great to hear! absolutely...will do!


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    Great, looking forward to it.
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Update: Lumin will now receive 24-bit MQA music (but not decode them) from Tidal favorite, if users put Tidal Masters music as favorite first using the Tidal desktop app. To identify whether MQA music is being streamed from Tidal simply look at the bitdepth from Lumin app or front panel: MQA is 24-bit. Non-MQA lossless is 16-bit. Since Lumin is not decoding MQA yet, Lumin shows MQA music as 24-bit 44.1kHz or 48kHz.

    This "play from favorite" method may not generally apply to other manufacturers, as a fix is required.
    Hi Peter,

    If the 24/48 is actually MQA, then why if the same file/track had been run from the Tidal desktop application directly to a DAC that is at least 24/96 capable and would play at 24/48 or 24/96 on the DAC, why will it only show up and play as 24/48 on the DAC if played via the Lumin as you describe?......thx
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    A great article from dar this morning on MQA and Tidal. Jeez, if only this had come out yesterday.

    Bob - I think your original experience can basically be summed up in this statement:
    "Even if you don’t have an MQA DAC and you don’t have software that executes hi-res unfolding, an*uptick in sound quality*might still be*heard, especially on a more resolving hifi system."

    Full article here: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/20...re-are-we-now/

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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiophil View Post
    A great article from dar this morning on MQA and Tidal. Jeez, if only this had come out yesterday.

    Bob - I think your original experience can basically be summed up in this statement:
    "Even if you don’t have an MQA DAC and you don’t have software that executes hi-res unfolding, an*uptick in sound quality*might still be*heard, especially on a more resolving hifi system."

    Full article here: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/20...re-are-we-now/

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    Morning Phil,
    At least we didn't kill each other we are still both still breathing

    What a great article....wish I had read this yesterday morning, but it should be required reading for anyone that might be interested in MQA.

    Thanks!!!

    I am also going to load Splashtop on my MacAir and control Tidal from my Ipad, which will be nice.
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody View Post
    ...it should be required reading for anyone that might be interested in MQA.
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