BD Pi and Tidal

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BD Pi and Tidal
« on: 14 Oct 2019, 04:24 am »
I am looking for a device to stream tidal masters files (mqa) to a pro-ject rs2 preamp/dac. I have a PC but it is too big and I hate having to use a keyboard. Has anyone used a BD Pi for this? Any comments about either tidal hifi or masters streaming are appreciated.

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Re: BD Pi and Tidal
« Reply #1 on: 14 Oct 2019, 06:42 pm »
I don’t think the Pi can unfold mqa flies but it will encode them in 24 bit playback.  I used the Pi with Tidal and it worked flawlessly. 

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Re: BD Pi and Tidal
« Reply #2 on: 15 Oct 2019, 10:41 pm »
I don’t think the Pi can unfold mqa flies but it will encode them in 24 bit playback.  I used the Pi with Tidal and it worked flawlessly.

Thanks, I have a DAC to do the unfolding, I just need the streamer.

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Re: BD Pi and Tidal
« Reply #3 on: 18 Oct 2019, 01:51 pm »
Thanks, I have a DAC to do the unfolding, I just need the streamer.

MQA playback from TIDAL requires the device itself to be MQA certified, if this is a must for you then you'll need an MQA player as well.

Chris

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Re: BD Pi and Tidal
« Reply #4 on: 18 Oct 2019, 03:22 pm »
MQA playback from TIDAL requires the device itself to be MQA certified, if this is a must for you then you'll need an MQA player as well.

Chris

Right now I can stream from a PC using the Tidal app and my Bluesound Node. I don't want to use a PC so it looks like I'll need another Node, thanks.