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Offline Doggie Howser

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Re: MQA
« Reply #525 on: March 13, 2019, 13:27 »
Tidal Master now available on iOS

https://9to5mac.com/2019/03/11/mqa/

With a few caveats - Airplay limits it back down to 16/48

And the iOS app doesn't support Chromecast Audio which would have done 24/96

Is the iPhone DAC capable of 24/96 internally or do you need an external USB DAC?
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Re: MQA
« Reply #526 on: March 15, 2019, 10:38 »
With a few caveats - Airplay limits it back down to 16/48

And the iOS app doesn't support Chromecast Audio which would have done 24/96

Is the iPhone DAC capable of 24/96 internally or do you need an external USB DAC?

When I use Roon to stream to iPhone and Ipad as endpoints with Roon remote installed, Roon performs a down-sampled to 48kHz, this may suggest that the internal DACs are still operating at 48kHz. I've not tried using an external DAC.
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Re: MQA
« Reply #527 on: March 15, 2019, 14:48 »
It has been while since I last posted and the recent hype in MQA has piqued my interest after my previous obsession with DSD...

What if I hint to you guys that you can readily download and permanently store ALL the MOQ files that is available on TIDAL with nothing more than a free TIDAL trial account and some hard disk drive storage... would you still have reservations in trying them out just for kicks?

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Re: MQA
« Reply #528 on: March 15, 2019, 15:57 »
It has been while since I last posted and the recent hype in MQA has piqued my interest after my previous obsession with DSD...

What if I hint to you guys that you can readily download and permanently store ALL the MOQ files that is available on TIDAL with nothing more than a free TIDAL trial account and some hard disk drive storage... would you still have reservations in trying them out just for kicks?

*wink*

waiting for more info :)

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Re: MQA
« Reply #529 on: March 15, 2019, 17:07 »
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Is the iPhone DAC capable of 24/96 internally or do you need an external USB DAC?

With the current generation of iPhones, its internal DAC (“Apple 338S00248” CODEC) is only active when you use the phone’s built-in speaker/mic.  Otherwise it’s always digital out via the Lightening port (which can go up to PCM768/DSD256 no sweat). The internal DAC (likewise Apple’s $9 dongle) while capable of 24/96, depends entirely on the playback App and the driver used. With playback apps that use iOS’ native audio drivers, highres gets downsampled to 48k  ;D
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Re: MQA
« Reply #530 on: March 15, 2019, 17:08 »
... What if I hint to you guys...

waiting for more info :)

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Re: MQA
« Reply #531 on: March 20, 2019, 15:50 »


More MQA CD shopping....

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Re: MQA
« Reply #532 on: March 21, 2019, 08:16 »
Hi Audio, do enlighten me on something. The MQA tracks on CDs are of a lesser quality than those found on Tidal (16-bit vs 24-bit) - am I right to say that? I have read on Meridian's website that the MQA tracks on CDs are limited by the 16-bit depth and it is not able to unfold fully like how the 24-bit versions are able to. Just want to clarify as you seem to be the only one around with MQA CDs at the moment. Thanks.

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