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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody View Post
    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
    Tidal desktop app has the ability to perform a software decode of MQA from 24/48 to become 24/96 and feed it to a directly connected USB DAC, if the desktop app is set to Exclusive mode and MQA Passthrough is unchecked.

    In a Lumin setup, Lumin player is controlled by Lumin app on iPad. It plays Tidal natively without requiring the presence of a computer or any Tidal app. Lumin does not have the ability to decode MQA yet. This capability is being considered.
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Tidal desktop app has the ability to perform a software decode of MQA from 24/48 to become 24/96 and feed it to a directly connected USB DAC, if the desktop app is set to Exclusive mode and MQA Passthrough is unchecked.

    In a Lumin setup, Lumin player is controlled by Lumin app on iPad. It plays Tidal natively without requiring the presence of a computer or any Tidal app. Lumin does not have the ability to decode MQA yet. This capability is being considered.
    Hi Peter, thank you!

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

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

    Back in business- I had never used Splashtop, but easy downloads on the MacAir and the Ipad and now the Ipad controls the MacAir. Now the MacAair can reside up by the DAC and control via Ipad at the listening seat......VERY NICE!

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

    Thank you Mike, made the link its own thread.

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

    Now that was a excellent write-up of the current workings if MQA. Nice post.
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    Re: So, does the introduction of MQA change/alter your plans going forward?

    Also MQA Decoding Explained from AudioStream.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Also MQA Decoding Explained from AudioStream.
    This is confusing, because I've been told by multiple sources on the pro side and even saw with my own eyes when I toured recording studios a few summers ago, that they record to 24/96. So, what's this 24/192 stuff? Are we up sampling and then down sampling?


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

    A large part (perhaps most) of Warner's hi-res digital library is analog tape transferred to digital at 24/192; maybe they are just using that as an example.
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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 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.
    Hey but we are having fun and enjoying music, its not like we are at war over gas prices or medical insurance (yet)
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