Aurender FLOW Support MQA?
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    Aurender FLOW Support MQA?

    I have an Aurender FLOW headphone amp to go with my Aurender N10 streamer. Comparing the sound of it using MQA tracks from Tidal via my N10 it appears to support MQA even if Aurender hasn't said so (like they've done with the A10).

    While listening to a Diana Krall album from the Tidal Master set identified as MQA vs the same album identified as just HiFi I can hear a significant difference. Feeding those two albums out of my N10 into the non-MQA DAC of the Aavik U-300 and then into a Bryston headphone amp I hear little difference between the two and the quality of the MQA album is noticeably better with the FLOW.

    As for the FLOW, it has the same build quality as the N10 and sounds great, very engaging. I did upgrade the supplied USB 3.0A/Micro B cable with an Audioquest Carbon. Better quality and better sound.

    I chose the FLOW over the Chord Hugo 2 and have no regrets. The cost and eclectic design of the Hugo 2 were factors but the overriding reason was my experience with the N10. Like Apple likes to say, "it just works".

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    Aavik U-300 Amp/DAC, Aurender N10 streamer, RaidHo XT-2 speakers, Naim UnitiServe network server/CD ripper w/Teddy Pardo PS, Naim Super Lumina speaker cables, Ansuz Mainz DTC power distributor, Ansuz Mainz DTC power cables, Naim FraimLite equipment stand, Ansuz DarkZ DTC resonance control feet, Ansuz DTC power box, Sennheiser HD-800S headphones, Audeze LCD 3 headphones, Bryston headphone amp, Nordost Heimdall headphone cables, Nordost Heimdall Ethernet cables

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    Re: Aurender FLOW Support MQA?

    No, it doesn't.
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    Aavik U-300 Amp/DAC, Aurender N10 streamer, RaidHo XT-2 speakers, Naim UnitiServe network server/CD ripper w/Teddy Pardo PS, Naim Super Lumina speaker cables, Ansuz Mainz DTC power distributor, Ansuz Mainz DTC power cables, Naim FraimLite equipment stand, Ansuz DarkZ DTC resonance control feet, Ansuz DTC power box, Sennheiser HD-800S headphones, Audeze LCD 3 headphones, Bryston headphone amp, Nordost Heimdall headphone cables, Nordost Heimdall Ethernet cables