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#275825 - 2018-05-07 17:52 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Simon Mirren]
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Please re-read what I wrote: it relates to Authentication in a device downstream of the MQA decoder only. Full rendering will occur without any cryptographic link.

Knew I'd regret posting that. It was speculation only on my part.


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#275826 - 2018-05-07 17:54 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: VirusKiller]
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#275827 - 2018-05-07 18:01 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Simon Mirren]
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Originally Posted By Simon Mirren
Point 3 is unfortunate, how would we know if the Prime or E2 was rendering then, assuming M provide a fix of some sort.
As I said, ideally, a magenta light to indicate that a decoded and renderable MQA stream was being received (and rendered).


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#275828 - 2018-05-07 18:37 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: VirusKiller]
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I had assumed the M devices were not capable of displaying other colours - maybe I'll be in for a pleasant surprise if/when the fix happens. Presumably there must be a standard which also determines whether the decoded and renderable MQA stream is a studio master or not as we have a green and blue distinction now.


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#275829 - 2018-05-07 23:03 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Simon Mirren]
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Hi,

Where is this blue and green light to be seen?

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#275844 - 2018-05-08 11:50 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Frode]
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If Roon is performing the MQA decoding, the status is show on the signal path in the authentication section.

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#275852 - 2018-05-08 15:04 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Carl]
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Thanks,

And when 218 is performing MQA?

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#275853 - 2018-05-08 15:13 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Frode]
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Originally Posted By Frode
And when 218 is performing MQA?
If the 218 is performing the first decode then there will be a blue or green MQA light on the device to denote an Authenticated MQA stream. If the 218 is not performing the first decode... well, we'll have to wait and see what Meridian comes up with.


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#275854 - 2018-05-08 15:21 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: VirusKiller]
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Aside from the light color glitches mentioned above.

I have to say, with this new 1.5 version, ROON is not not only surpassing Sooloos with its user interface, but also - for us, non SE users - finally with its sound quality by providing high res 24/96 stream out of TIDAL MQA files, whereas Sooloos will lag behind with redbook quality only. It's a huge milestone.


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#275857 - 2018-05-08 18:46 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: Jeje]
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Apologies if I have already missed the answer to this query....

I've just upgraded to Roon 1.5, and gone to listen to one of my favourite MQA albums (streaming from Tidal).

Like lots of Tidal albums, there are 2 seemingly identical versions available on Tidal, with nothing (that I can see) to differentiate them.

Previously, when I played one through my DSP5200SEs, the display read MHR, and when I played the other version, the display read MQA. That was a great reassurance to me...!

Now when I toggle between the 2 available versions, both display MHR on the 5200s.

I suspect this is because the new Roon is doing some decoding somewhere, but how can I be sure I am listening to the MQA version, in the best possible resolution available over my hardware?

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#275858 - 2018-05-08 18:57 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: NeilF]
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Neil,

Sounds as though you have not setup the capabilities of your system in Roon post change to 1.5.

Go into Settings for your ID41 within Roon and set the ID41 MQA capabilities to 'Decoder and Rendered'.

This should sort it for your 818v2.

Edit: Or does one need 818v3 to do this - I forget as am on 808v6?

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Edited by JCD; 2018-05-08 19:05. Edit Reason: added Q re 818v3
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#275859 - 2018-05-08 18:59 Re: Roon 1.5 is here, c/w MQA software decoding [Re: JCD]
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Would there be a noticeable difference?

Just wondering whether I'm missing out with my legacy speakers!


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