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Tidal as a music source on Linn app - how to access Tidal Masters?

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There should be problem playing same track on Qobuz though but there isn’t
 

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Not necessarily. The routing will be different.
Truth , but it rules out in home connections settings
Ive tried playing Tidal hires 192/24 using Roon and it’s fine but I won’t be paying another subscription, setting NUC in order to play Tidal
 

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My earlier comment was partly reply to this:
We're confident that all our products can play 192/24 Flac.
I can play Qobuz 192/24 on my DS , also I can play same track I have problems with on Tidal but only when using Roon
 

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That's a puzzle if roon has no issues. Back to ewan...
Yes it is , I have downgraded my Tidal subscription to FLAC level for now and would use Qobuz for Hires . I will keep my eye on this thread though and try Tidal Hires in a month or two
 

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Yes it is , I have downgraded my Tidal subscription to FLAC level for now and would use Qobuz for Hires . I will keep my eye on this thread though and try Tidal Hires in a month or two
I've tried a few other 192/24 tracks and the ones I've tried all suffer from the same problem.
 
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It's interesting seeing some of the points in this thread about drop outs, as I'm sure I've also been experiencing this recently. I will check it again tonight.
 

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Well, I didn't realise at the time but I've checked so called Hires buffering tracks/albums and as it happens these are MQA , screenshots of same track from one of my playlists and signal path on Roon :
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and same track from the exact playlist played directly through Linn :
Screenshot (363).png
you gotta laugh :whistle:
 

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Sorry, what are you saying, I i don't understand. MQA is the issue?
Linn don't do any MQA unfolding, if you look at the original file it's only 48/24 and you need to unfold it to get 192/24 which is done by Roon , yet Linn shows in Kazoo and App 192/24 so what actually is the playback 192/24 or 48/24?
Interesting what @ewanm has to say about ?
 

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I have few days left before my subscription drops to FLAC so I tried another one , this one plays fine despite being 192/24 MQA and 48/24 without MQA processing :
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can I have some clarification on what we're actually listening to , as this is definitely not 192/24 but 48/24 ?
 
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Can this be caused by you not selecting the endpoint? I see the interface is asking you to select an audio zone. Roon at that doesn't know it might be connected to a Linn endpoint. As a result it does show MQA, not aware of Linn's not handling of MQA.
No it doesn't matter, I have played these tracks on Roon see earlier post and screenshot , Roon doesn't need to know if is connected as MQA file would be just that . Streamers not supporting MQA would play this as 48/24 , Linn doesn't decode MQA but shows 192/24 , can we have some clarification @ewanm
 
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If you can't have both, the decision of which is not easy for me (viewpoint based on accessing via Linn App on Android).

Qobuz (performance)
No issue playing hi-rez
Sound quality to my ear anyway.

Tidal (convenience)
My mix' curated suggested playlists
Labelling of playback resolution (CD,HD,Max etc) before playback.

EDIT: QOBUZ for the win!
 
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If you can't have both, the decision of which is not easy for me (viewpoint based on accessing via Linn App on Android).

Qobuz (performance)
No issue playing hi-rez
Sound quality to my ear anyway.

Tidal (convenience)
My mix' curated suggested playlists
Labelling of playback resolution (CD,HD,Max etc) before playback.
Deezer is not bad and worth considering , similar user interface to Tidal and you receive Mix suggestions , I cannot remember how often though.
I'll keep both for now but Tidal goes back to Flac till hires gets sorted
 
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