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#265067 - 2017-06-07 21:14 Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?`
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A few weeks back at the point when I had added a few MQA albums off Tidal into my library of favourites, I decided I would superimpose on the Album Artwork covers a visible flag showing which 'recording's were MQA.

A bit like this



Last night I was playing on my iPad a few MQA albums & Tracks from my library. When eventually Roberta Flack came to the top of the queue, nothing happened, no sound nor indication that the album was actually playing.

After a while I decided to try manually re-selecting the album via the Tidal album search feature. That (masters) selection then came to life, BUT playing at 96K (on my SE speaker display), rather than the 192K I had anticipated.

I then tried another MQA 192K album from my library, Billie Joe + Norah, Foreverly. (btw beautiful production & harmonies, great showpiece for MQA).

That worked fine, 192K indeed showed on my speaker display.

So my three questions are,

1. Any idea why my previously well played 192K Roberta album should no longer stream at all?
2. Is it possible that in the last couple of weeks Tidal replaced the album 'recording' with a 96K version?
3. Or was I just dreaming and it always originally was 96K?
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#265068 - 2017-06-07 21:24 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: TartanB]
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MQA.192k for me now...
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#265069 - 2017-06-07 21:29 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: VirusKiller]
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There are two albums showing as MQA on my Tidal desktop. One is 96K and the other is 192K. I don't recall seeing the 96K version before.

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#265070 - 2017-06-07 21:32 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: Kswanson]
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I see it too. Weird.
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#265071 - 2017-06-07 22:28 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: VirusKiller]
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I asked Bob S the same question when he posted in the MQA thread a few weeks ago. Pay attention now....😜
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#265342 - 2017-06-19 14:40 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: TartanB]
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Is there a way to see the bitrate of an album in TIDAL-website or in TIDAL on the ROON App? I see both Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly" with the M for Master right of the album name.

regards stefan
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#265362 - 2017-06-20 14:09 Re: Tidal : Roberta Flack - 192K or was I just dreaming?` [Re: Duke]
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Not that I am aware of.

However you can get a lot more FLAC from Tidal / Flack including MQA versions of :-

"Feel Like Making' Love"
"First Take"
"Quiet Fire"
"Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway"
"Blue Lights In The Basement"

Free admission, I cannot differentiate between 96k and 192k versions of "Killing Me Softly"

Prepared to take the flack, if the above list is incomplete or my hearing / sight is impaired.

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